L3Harris Airline Academy

How to Apply

There are several approaches to pilot training; whether it be Integrated route 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.

Integrated ATPL Application    All Pilot Training Courses

Step 1 - Attend an Open Day

Actually completing our application form is an easy process! But there are a few other steps you may wish to take before doing so. Why not visit one our Open Days? 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 Instructors and career advisers.

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

Upcoming Open Days

One of our Open Days

Step 2 - Licence

You’ll need to decide whether you want to obtain your UKCAA licence or EASA licence (although dual options are also available).

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.

Training Programmes

A pre-flight check

Step 3 – Integrated ATPL or Degree

Integrated ATPL - Integrated ATPL training is the most direct route to becoming a pilot; our shortest integrated training programme can be completed in approximately 70 weeks. 

Degree - 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. 

Integrated ATPL Application

Degree Programme Application 

Students in training

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.

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In flight

Step 5 - Applying online

1. To apply for our Integrated programmes, you’ll need to click the ‘Apply now’ button on the programme page (or via the links below):

2. Once 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.

3. Verify your account via the link in the confirmation email we send you (if you can't see it, check your junk inbox first).

4. Simply fill out the application form, it takes no longer than 5 minutes!

5. Over to us! The L3Harris Selection team will screen your application, and if successful, will get in touch to book you on to one of our selection day events!

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Step 6 - After you’ve submitted your application

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 or in-person at our London Training Centre.

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

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The selection process begins

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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Training begins

Selection Information

Insight into the selection process at L3Harris Airline Academy and some top tips on what to consider before you start your application process.

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