Flight schools & training locations

Cranfield Flight School

Whether you have little to no flying experience or want to upskill, our Cranfield flight school is equipped with state-of-the-art-facilities a modern training fleet and experienced instructors to propel your dream of becoming a pilot.

Based at Cranfield University, renowned for its aeronautical research and development, our Cranfield flight school holds a prime location on the airport's Apron 2 and provides access to the digital ATC tower, offering the highest quality of pilot training. Cranfield has no scheduled jet traffic which greatly improves access enabling cadets to train more frequently.

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+44 (0)2380 737 567
Hangar One, Cranfield Airport, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, U.K


Take a closer look around our Cranfield Academy location and its facilities.

Take a look around our Cranfield Academy

Training fleet

  • Piper PA28


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.

Get in touch today and start your journey!

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.


About Cranfield

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).

Academy Photo Milton Keynes

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

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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.

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How to become a pilot in the UK and Europe

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.

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