L3Harris Airline Academy

How to apply

There are several approaches to pilot training; whether it be integrated, modular or a university degree, each training approach is designed to equip you with the qualification needed to apply for a role as a First Officer with the ultimate goal of becoming a Captain.

Start your aviation journey

At L3Harris Airline Academy, we offer two of the most popular approaches to pilot training: Integrated ATPL and Modular ATPL training.

Discover how to apply to become a commercial airline pilot with L3Harris Airline Academy below.

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Step 1 - Attend an Open Day

Take your first step to becoming a cadet at L3Harris Airline Academy by attending an Open Day.

You’ll have the opportunity to see the campus, find out more information about the pilot programmes we offer, chat with current cadets as well as flight instructors and career advisors.

Ultimately, our Open Days will help you get a real feel for life at L3Harris Airline Academy during your pilot training.

Our upcoming Open Days

Step 2 - UK or Europe licence

You’ll need to decide whether you want to obtain your UKCAA licence or EASA licence.

A UKCAA licence is issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) enabling you to become a pilot for airlines registered in the UK.

An EASA licence is approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) enabling you to become a pilot for airlines registered in Europe.

All of our flight schools are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as single-and-multi-engine aircraft and flight simulators, and provide you with access to vastly experienced instructors.

Our UK flight schools, are based in the following locations:

Our Portugal flight school, is based at Ponte de Sor.

Locations

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.

Step 3 – Integrated ATPL, Modular ATPL or degree

With several training routes to choose from, it is important to establish the most suitable approach to training for you.

With several training routes to choose from, it is important to establish the most suitable approach to training for you.

  • Integrated ATPL training is the most direct route to becoming a pilot; our shortest integrated training programme can be completed in approximately 72 weeks.

Upon successful graduation of Integrated ATPL training you’ll receive a ‘frozen’ Airline Transport Pilot Licence (fATPL) - the qualification needed to continue on to Type Rating training with an airline.

  • Modular ATPL training offers a more flexible approach to training by enabling you to pay as you train at your own pace.

Providing you complete all of the Modular ATPL individual courses you will also receive a ‘frozen’ Airline Transport Pilot Licence (fATPL), however you will need to complete Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT) which is an additional cost.

Our BSc (Hons) Aviation Pilot Programme follows the Integrated ATPL syllabus and all credits earned during pilot training will count towards the final degree meaning you’ll graduate with an aviation degree and an ATPL. 

BSc (Hons) Aviation - Pilot Programme
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Step 4 - Consider your funding

Pilot training is a large investment which requires a lot of thought and preparation.

We are not able to offer any pilot training financial advice however, we would suggest that potential candidates speak with their families and a variety of banks, lenders and independent financial advisers who will be best placed to discuss the finance and funding solutions available for pilot training.

Ensure you have the means of funding your pilot training prior to applying.

Pilot training funding and finance

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.

Step 5 - Applying online

Integrated ATPL

To apply for our Integrated ATPL programme, you’ll need to click the ‘Apply now’ button on the programme page.

One you click ‘Apply now’, you will be redirected to our online application portal, eMA, where you will need to register an account and verify your email address.

The online application should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. before you start, you will need:

  • Passport
  • Details of your educational qualification

To apply, you will need to provide:

  • General personal details
  • Contact details
  • Passport location and expiration date
  • History of education and school/college/university grades
  • Security checks and right to live and work
  • Health check, height and weight
  • History of employment (if any)
  • History of aviation experience (if any)
  • Assessment history and questions – have you ever sat Ground School before and will any reasonable adjustments be required?
  • Confirm! – Accept the T&Cs on our selection policy

Click here for UKCAA Integrated ATPL

Click here for EASA Integrated ATPL

Modular ATPL

To apply for our Modular ATPL programmes (assuming you are starting from scratch), you’ll need to head to our Modular ATPL page, look at the entry requirements for each module and press the ‘Apply now’ button.

Click here for Modular ATPL

All our pilot training courses

Step 6 - After you’ve submitted your application

The selection process begins!

Once you have completed your application for your chosen pilot training programme it will be screened by our selection team.

Providing your application passes our screening process you will then be invited to a one-day selection event, either remotely (Monday, Tuesday, Thurs or Friday), or in-person (Wednesday) at our London Training Centre.

Prior to the selection day you will be asked to complete an online behavioural assessment.

The selection day will consist of:

  • Cut-e aptitude tests (only applicable for Integrated ATPL courses, Private Pilot Licence course or the Airline Pilot Standards (APS) Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) course)
  • Interview - competency-based
Download our selection day preparation guide

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.

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Step 7 - You’ve passed selection!

Once you’ve passed selection, the process to organise a start date begins.

Our Airline Pilot Careers Advice Team will contact you to agree on a suitable start date.

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Ready to start your application?

If you're now ready to apply, head to our pilot training courses page and start your application! If you have any questions, our Airline Pilot Careers Advice Team (APCAT) will be happy to help.

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