• Programme summary
    Programme summary
    • Status: Full-time
    • Duration: 24 months, subject to scheduling
    • Type: Integrated CPL/MEIR
    • 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/MEIR
    • IndiGo employment if successful
    • Latest-generation aircraft and simulators
    • Professional training environment
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Pilot training courses

IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

IndiGo is India's foremost low-cost airline and has partnered with L3Harris Flight Academy in Orlando, Florida, to bring you this Cadet Pilot Programme.

What to expect?

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.

Training footprint

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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 (MEIR):




DGCA Ground School and DGCA exams

4 months


Commercial Pilot License with Multi-Engine add on and Instrument Rating (CPL MEIR)

16 months

Orlando, Florida

Flight License Conversion

2 months


DGCA CPL Issuance

1 month


DGCA A320 Type Rating

2 months

USA or Thailand


How much does it cost?

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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

The cost of training

This IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme is self-funded. All cadets will be required to provide evidence of funding to cover programme costs before commencing training. The funding required for the IndiGo programme comprises:

Total Cost: $135,000 - $137,500

  • DGCA Ground School: $5,500
  • CPL MEIR Flight Training: $86,000
  • DGCA License Conversion: $4,500-$7,000*
  • Type Rating: $39,000

*Dependant of flying hours required

What’s included?

  • All L3Harris Flight Academy training
  • Equipment and uniform
  • Airfield fees
  • Accommodation for the duration of training at the L3Harris Flight Academy in Orlando, Florida
  • Exams and skills test fees
  • Initial U.S. FAA to Indian DGCA conversion CPL MEIR License issue fee

Who can become a pilot?

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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
  • OR Higher Degree in the above subjects with an average score of 51%
  • OR Engineering Degree with a minimum score of 51%


Able to obtain and maintain Indian DGCA and FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate.


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 interview with IndiGo.


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


Why choose L3Harris?

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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. Visit our Orlando campus for more information.

  • We have over 30 years heritage in pilot training
  • 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 (FTDs)
  • Our campus is close to Disney World and famous local beaches including Cocoa and Daytona

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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