• Programme summary
    Programme summary
    • Status: Full-time
    • Type: Integrated CPL
    • Required experience: Little or none
    • Employment: Airline pilot preparation
    • Location: Florida / India
  • Key features
    Key features
    • L3Harris / IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme
    • Dual licence-USA FAA and DGCA CPL
    • IndiGo employment if successful
    • Latest-generation aircraft and simulators
    • Professional training environment
  • Supporting downloads

Pilot training courses

IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme


Benefit from the rare opportunity to progress directly from training to employment as a First Officer with IndiGo, India's foremost low-cost airline, flying domestic and international routes.

Selected by IndiGo from day one, you will embark upon a unique route of training. Successful completion of training and the final checks by IndiGo will take you directly to the role of Junior First Officer on the Airbus A320 aircraft, flying IndiGo domestic and international routes.

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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

The cost of training

Total Cost: $128,000

What’s included with the training?

  • Letter of intent (LOI) from IndiGo to employ prior to commencement of training
  • Employment as Junior First Officer with IndiGo upon successful completion of training
  • Equipment, uniform and training materials
  • DGCA ground school training (3 examinations) including exam fees
  • U.S. FAA CPL program, including exam and test fees
  • Logistics support – including accommodation, return flights and visa fees for a U.S. study visa
  • DGCA flight licence conversion training, including accommodation and licence application assistance
  • DGCA A320 Type Rating
  • Logistics support – including accommodation and return flights to Bangkok, Thailand

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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

Training footprint

Below is an example of the training footprint for the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme Integrated CPL:

DGCA Ground School and DGCA Exams

  • 3 months, India

Commercial Pilot Licence with Multi-Engine add on

  • 16 months, Orlando (Florida)

Flight Licence Conversion

  • 1 month, India

DGCA A320 Type Rating

  • 2 months, USA or Thailand

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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

Why train with L3Harris?

The L3Harris Flight Academy is located at Sanford International Airport in Orlando, Florida. It offers purpose-built facilities and experienced Instructors for an unparalleled training experience. 

  • We have over 30 years heritage in pilot training
  • Training in ideal conditions and an international airport environment
  • Thousands of our graduates are now flying for major airlines across the world
  • 90+ single and multi-engine training aircraft
  • Purpose built training facilities with state-of-the-art Flight Training Devices
  • Our campus is close to Disney World and famous local beaches including Cocoa and Daytona

Our Florida Academy

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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

Entry criteria

To apply for this airline Cadet Pilot Program, you must meet the following requirements:


  • Must be between 18 and 32 years of age at time of application

Education and English language

  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • 10+2 with minimum score of 51% in each of the following subjects: Physics, Maths and English


  • Able to obtain and maintain Indian DGCA and FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • No visible tattoos or body piercings
  • Have a BMI range of 18 to 25 (normal weight category)


  • Have a valid passport and the unrestricted right to live and work in India, with the ability to travel unrestricted worldwide

Background and selection

  • Indian national or Overseas Citizen of India
  • Pass all IndiGo referencing checks
  • Pass L3Harris selection process and group exercise/interview with IndiGo


  • Must have access to the full funding required for this program

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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

How to apply?

To apply for this airline Cadet Pilot Program, you must meet the following requirements:

Step 1 - Simply click any 'Apply now' button on this page. Or click right here.

Step 2 - Register an account on our application portal. This is just your email address, name, contact number and password.

Step 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).

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

Step 5 - Over to us! The L3Harris Selection team will screen your application and be in touch to discuss next steps.

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I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me through my FLC process in such short time!

Academy Testimonial Parthasarathy Prem Parthasarathy Prem Chandra IndiGo cadet graduate
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If you would like more information about the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme please call us on 1-800-U-CAN-FLY or complete the form below stating ‘IndiGo’ in the ‘Questions or comments’ box.

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