What should I consider when looking for a flight school?
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There are a number of things you should consider when looking for a flight school, including:
Integrated vs Modular training programmes
Integrated training programmes combine all elements of pilot training in one course with a single approved ATO. They are designed to train cadets with little to no flying experience to become a qualified Co-Pilot.
Modular training programmes on the other hand allow pilot cadets more flexibility with their training. The ATPL course is broken down into modules that can be studied individually/separately allowing cadets to work in between modules to pay for future training. All modules must be completed within three years of passing the Theoretical Knowledge exams.
The quality of training you can expect to receive as well as the state-of-the-art facilities you have access to at L3Harris flight schools is reflected in the cost of our pilot training programmes. Not only that, but we are also renowned for our excellent pass rate and pilot placement rate.
For more information on the cost of our pilot training courses, please visit our course cost breakdown.
Safety records & reputation
When looking for a flight school, take into consideration a flight school’s safety record and reputation before making a decision. This will give you a good indication of the quality of training you can expect to receive during your training programme.
Career development & prospects
It is important to look for a flight school that offers career development opportunities and support to help you with your career prospects. At L3Harris, we offer help with CV writing, mock interviews and teaching interview techniques to ensure cadets have the necessary skills and preparation to help them secure a role as a Co-Pilot.
Between August 2021 and November 2021, 42 L3Harris graduates in the UK and Europe found employment opportunities.
Training facilities & equipment
Access to modern training facilities and the latest training equipment will be an important factor in your decision-making process.
Facilities & equipment differ from flight school to flight school; however, cadets will have access to training aircraft, Full Flight Simulators and flight training devices to name a few. We also provide accommodation and sports facilities if cadets are required to stay away from home.
Instructors at your flight school will have a big influence on your pilot training experience and your standard of teaching. It is also important to build strong relationships with your instructors so that you both feel comfortable, motivated and interested in learning to achieve the best outcome.