• Course summary
    Course summary
    • Cost: £23,500
    • Location: Sanford, Florida
    • Duration: 10 weeks
    • Required experience: UKCAA, EASA or FAA PPL
    • Training aircraft: Single-engine piston aircraft
  • Graduation qualifications
    Graduation qualifications
    • 150 flight hours
    • Eligible to begin training towards your CPL
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Hours Building Course

Build Up to 150 Flight Hours in Florida!

Are you a newly qualified pilot with a Private Pilot Licence and considering being an airline pilot? If you’re thinking about training towards your CPL (Commercial Pilot Licence), then we have a programme that could help fast track you to the 150 flight hours needed to start the next phase of training.

Our Hours Building course is a supervised 10 week programme at our Orlando, Florida Academy location - with all your accommodation included! 

To continue down the modular route towards a Commercial Pilot Licence and ATPL with any training provider, you will need to have achieved a Private Pilot Licence and 150 hours of flight time. If you are interested in working towards your ATPL, why not combine your Hours Building course with Theoretical Knowledge training?

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Hours Building Course

Hours Building Training Footprint

  • 10 weeks Total
  • 100 hours solo
    Flight time
  • 1 amazing flying

Hours Building Course

Hours Building Course Cost

£23,500 - Including Accommodation

What is included in the Hours Building course price?

  • Travel to and accommodation in Sanford, Orlando, Florida
  • All aspects required to reach 150 hours

 Additional costs to consider:

  • Class 2 Medical 
  • Daily transport cost from accommodation to training location
  • Personal living costs
  • Insurances

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Hours Building Course


Complete your Hours Building course in the U.S. and enjoy our accommodation in Sanford Florida: The Lofts at Eden (or similar), Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

  • Apartments with shared kitchen and lounge. Shuttle service to Academy
  • Walking distance to shops, restaurants and entertainment
  • Fitness centre and swimming pool

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Hours Building Course

Hours Building Entry Criteria

To be accepted on our Hours Building course you must meet the following entry criteria:


  • UKCAA, EASA or FAA PPL holder

Age and height

  • 17+ to submit an application. 18+ to commence training
  • Height between 5 ft. 2 in. (157 cm) and 6 ft. 3 in. (191 cm). Applicants outside of this may still apply to our Hours Building course but will need an ergonomic assessment


  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Non-native English speakers must achieve level 5.5 individual and overall in IELTS or equivalent ICAO level 4 prior to start of training


  • If required, obtain / be able to obtain M-1 Student Visa for your flight training in the U.S.A.


Hours Building course selection

  • Competency interview at point of entry
  • Log book review

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Why Choose L3Harris for Hours Building?

Our Hours Building course sets you up for the next stage of flight training, towards your CPL and ATPL! Not only that, our Hours Building course takes place at our sunny Orlando, Florida Flight Academy, with accommodation included! This fair weather base boasts over 300 flyable days per year, making it an ideal location to head to the skies.

Should you wish to continue down the Modular ATPL training route, we offer you the opportunity to bundle your Hours Building and Theoretical Knowledge courses!

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Hour Building Course FAQs

What are your Hours Building Flight Schools & training locations like?

You will complete your Hours Building course at one our Orlando Flight Academy in Sanford, Florida.

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At L3Harris Airline Academy, we are unable to offer financial advice, which is why we are working with the teams from Morrinson Wealth and Parallel Wealth Management to bring you expert financial advice to help you explore the options available to you.

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