• 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

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Benefit from the rare opportunity to progress directly from pilot cadet training to employment as a First Officer with IndiGo, India's foremost low-cost airline.

Selected by IndiGo from day one, you will embark upon a unique route of pilot cadet training. Successful completion of the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme 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. If you are an Indian national or Overseas Citizen of India and are looking to become a pilot with L3Harris, apply for the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme today.

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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

What is the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme?

The IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme is a unique collaboration between L3Harris Airline Academy and renowned Indian airline, IndiGo. This pilot cadet training is only open to Indian nationals and overseas Indian citizens.

Similarly to our Integrated ATPL course (for people with the right to study in the UK or EEA), the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme has been designed to take cadets from little or no experience to qualified commercial pilots. From DGCA Ground School to DGCA A320 Type Rating, you will gain all the necessary skills, qualifications and expertise required to become a pilot.

What makes this pilot cadet training stand out from any other in the world is that your career will be fast tracked, and you could be earning a pilot salary in as little as 22 months. This is because, upon successful completion of the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme, you will be offered a role as a Junior First Officer with IndiGo.

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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

What’s Included with the Training?

  • Letter of intent (LOI) from IndiGo to employ prior to commencement of pilot cadet training
  • Employment as Junior First Officer with IndiGo upon successful completion of IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme 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 in India, the U.S. and Thailand – 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

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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme Training Footprint

Throughout the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme, you will spend time in India, the USA (at our flight school in Orlando, Florida) and Thailand, completing a combination of ground school training, licences, add-ons and type ratings. No matter where in the world you are completing your pilot cadet training, you will have access to cutting-edge facilities and world-class trainers.

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

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

If you are unable to enrol in the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme but have passed our selection process and want to become a pilot for an Indian airline, take a look at our Indian Commercial Pilot Licence course. Your training footprint will include a Commercial Pilot Licence with Multi-Engine add on, as well as the option to DGCA Ground School and Exams, and Flight Licence Conversion.

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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

Why Complete Your Pilot Cadet Training With L3Harris?

Choosing where to complete your pilot cadet training is one of the most important decisions you will face. At L3Harris, we are proud to be world leaders in offering comprehensive, unparalleled pilot cadet training.

What makes us stand out as a pilot training provider?

  • We have over 30 years heritage in cadet pilot training
  • The L3Harris Flight Academy is located at Sanford International Airport in Orlando, Florida. It offers purpose-built facilities and experienced Instructors for the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme and all of our other courses, from the Integrated ATPL to the Indian Commercial Pilot License
  • Your IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme Training takes place in ideal conditions, and an international airport environment
  • We have built strong airline relationships and thousands of our graduates are now flying for major airlines across the world, including IndiGo
  • 100+ single and multi-engine training aircraft - learn more about our cutting edge aircraft fleet
  • Purpose built pilot cadet 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, making it the ideal location for enjoying downtime in between completing the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

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A spotlight on our Florida Flight Academy!

You will complete at least 16 months of the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme at our Florida Flight Academy in Orlando. Equipped with the latest aviation technologies and conveniently located in Sanford International Airport, there is no better place in the world to complete your pilot cadet training.

Watch this video and learn more about what to expect when you enrol in the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme at our Orlando Flight School.

 

IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme Entry Criteria

To apply for our IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme , you must meet the following requirements:

Age

  • Must be between 18 and 31 years and 364 days at the point of applying for the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

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

Medical

  • 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)

Visas

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

Background and selection

  • To apply for the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme, you must be an Indian national or Overseas Citizen of India. If you want to become a pilot in the UK, take a look at our Integrated ATPL and individual modules
  • Pass all IndiGo referencing checks
  • Pass L3Harris selection process and group exercise/interview with IndiGo

Funding

  • Must have access to the full funding required for the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

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