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All cadets at our Cranfield Academy are accommodated in the nearby town of Milton Keynes. Please contact our team if you have any questions about these arrangements.
Sports & fitness on campus
Our technical library is accessible to all L3Harris cadets.
Our Cranfield flight school has rooms for pre and post-flight briefings and dedicated learning areas.
Do you have any questions about starting your pilot training journey at L3Harris Airline Academy? Please send us a message and our Airline Pilot Careers Advice Team will be happy to assist.
Pilot training is so much more than just the aircraft you train in and those who instruct you. It’s the whole experience; the life-long friendships you make and the place you call home for the duration of your training.
Cranfield is located between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes where you’ll find a host of restaurants, pubs and bars, markets and places to shop.
You’ll also find plenty of opportunities to take in the beauty and culture of the surrounding areas. There is more than 6,000 acres of parkland in Milton Keynes with plenty of rivers, lakes, woodland and trails to enjoy including Bletchley Park (a heritage site and vibrant attraction), Willen Lake (the perfect spot for watersports) and Salcey Forest (for all your outdoor adventures).
Places to visit
There are plenty of places to visit in the surrounding areas of Cranfield including historic houses, gardens, galleries, castles, theme parks, museums, theatres, aquariums, amusements, indoor play centres, leisure centres and waterparks.
When looking for somewhere to eat and drink there's plenty to choose from in Milton Keynes and Bedford, from student bars and beach pubs to beer gardens and gin bars as well as places for classic pub food.
How to get here
By train Cranfield is easily accessible from London via bus and train and typically takes between 1 hour 20 – 1 hour 40 minutes. Operated by London Midland, Avanti West Coast and Uno; London to Cranfield trains depart from London Euston and arrive in Cranfield, War Memorial.
By air The nearest airport to Cranfield is London Luton Airport which is approximately 30 minutes away. You can fly to several European destinations from London Luton Airport.
By car Cranfield is easily accessible by car. Situated approximately 10 minutes from the M1 motorway and can be accessed from either junction 13 or 14 of the M1.
Other flight schools and training locations
At L3Harris Airline Academy, we have flight school located across the UK and Europe.
Each of our flight schools is equipped with state-of-the-art training facilities from training aircraft, flight training devices to full flight simulators to help you become a successful commercial pilot.View all of our training locations
Our Airline Academy is equipped to start your career as a pilot, whether you’re just leaving school or later in life. L3Harris help people reach their dreams.