• Course summary
    Course summary
    • Status: Full-time
    • Location: UK and U.S.A.
    • Duration: Approximately 70 weeks
    • Type: UKCAA licence, EASA licence or UKCAA/EASA dual licence 
    • Required experience: Little or none
  • Graduation qualifications
    Graduation qualifications
    • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training
    • Multi-Engine Piston Commercial Pilot Licence with Instrument Rating (MEP/CPL/IR)
    • Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC)
    • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
    • Final qualification: 'frozen' ATPL, the minimum qualifications to start Type Rating and line training with an airline
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Kuwait Professional Pilot Training

We train pilots for Kuwait Airways! - Train for your UKCAA or EASA licence

Our Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) course is designed to take you from little to no flying experience to fully qualified airline pilot. On successful completion of the course, you will graduate with a frozen ATPL issued by the UKCAA or EASA.

It is possible to convert your UKCAA or EASA licence if on graduation you want to secure a First Officer job for an airline outside of the UK or Europe such as Kuwait Airways. You may need to undertake further training or conversion training in order to use the privileges of the licence in other jurisdictions. Please contact your national aviation authority for more information.

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How long does the course take?

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ATPL training timeline

  • 28 weeks Classroom
    Ground School
  • 39 weeks Flight Training
    (Basic and Advanced)
  • 3 weeks APS MCC
    Training

Theoretical Knowledge (ground school), London Training Centre, UK - 28 weeks

  • Classroom and computer-based learning

Basic Flight Training, Orlando, Florida - 31 weeks

  • Foundation flying: 18 weeks
  • Single-Engine Instrument Rating: 11 weeks
  • Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL): 2 weeks

Advanced Flight Training, Cranfield, UK - 8 weeks

  • Multi Engine Instrument Rating - 7 weeks
  • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) - 1 week

APS MCC, London Training Centre, UK - 3 weeks

  • Airline Pilot Standard Multi Crew Cooperation training 

Timeframes based on UKCAA licence route. 

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Accommodation

Sanford Florida: The Lofts at Eden, 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

London Training Centre: Avion Court, Crawley or Brighton, UK

  • Ensuite accommodation
  • Near bars, restaurants and leisure facilities

Cranfield: Lanchester Hall, Cranfield, UK

  • Single or double occupancy rooms. Shared kitchen and lounge
  • On campus accommodation
  • Access to campus gym, bars and restaurants

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Why undertake your Integrated ATPL course with L3Harris?

Starting Integrated ATPL training is a big decision. So what makes us stand out and why should you choose L3Harris over another training provider?

At L3Harris Airline Academy, we have a reputation for providing some of the best ATPL licenced pilots in the world. That’s because from day one we don’t just teach our cadets how to fly we train them to become professional pilots. Our training is delivered by Instructors with thousands of hours of combined industry experience to the highest standards.

Data-driven training

What makes us stand out? We use Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) as part of your flight training, which provides data-driven insights.

FDM creates a safer, more efficient training environment. You and your Instructor get detailed feedback on all training flights. So, what does it mean for you, the cadet pilot? Find out here.

Who can become a pilot?

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Entry criteria

To enrol on our Integrated ATPL course - alongside standard criminal record checks, you will need to meet the following entry criteria:

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 but will need an ergonomic assessment

Language

  • 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

Education

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or international high school equivalent) at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics, Science and English Language

Visas

  • Unrestricted right to live, study and work in the UK (e.g. UK national, EU national with settled or pre-settled status)
  • If required: Meet the United Kingdom Visa & Immigration Service requirements to qualify for a Visitor (study for six months or less) or Student visa (study for more than six months)
  • If required, obtain / be able to obtain M-1 Student Visa for your flight training in the U.S.A.

Medical

  • Obtain / be able to obtain a UKCAA or EASA unrestricted Class 1 Medical depending on your chosen route. Read our guide here

How to fund your pilot training

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Cost of Integrated ATPL training

Course cost includes:

  • Accommodation - throughout Flight Training in the U.S. - see packages above
  • Training Assurance - Provision for additional flight training if required
  • Access to our Graduate Placement Pool
  • All flights and visas required for training in Florida
  • Licence fees
  • All required training equipment

As well as general living and personal costs, you should also consider things like:

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How to apply?

Applying is easier than you might think!

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 if successful, will get in touch to book you on to one of our selection day events!

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What is the selection process?

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Selection process

1. Research Becoming a pilot is the dream job for the right person. It's a demanding career, but one full of adventure and prestige. Take the time to ensure that you have reviewed our training courses and that it's the right career for you.
2. Application

Once you are sure about which training course you want to undertake, you should apply to be assessed by our team. At this point, there is no cost involved, just one form to complete!

To complete the form you will need to provide details such as your name, nationality, contact details and confirmation you meet the educational requirements for the course.

 

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3. Interview, assessment and testing

If your application is successful, you will be invited to an assessment day at our London Training Centre. This is your chance to show us that you have the skills and the trainability to become a world class pilot. The assessment day will include:

 

  • Aptitude tests 
  • A behavioural assessment
  • An interview
  • A group exercise

If becoming a pilot is your dream, take a moment to complete our application form and see if you have what it takes.

 

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Information on licence issue

On successful completion of the course you will obtain a frozen ATPL licence issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), or the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Our EASA licence is issued by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). If you choose to study towards an EASA licence an additional £3,000 is added to the price of your ATPL programme.

If on graduation you find a first officer job with an airline registered in the EU, you may find that the airline requires that its pilots change their state of licence issue to the same member state to where it is registered. If this is the case, you will need to complete a State Of Licence Issue (SOLI) transfer which involves transferring your medical records from the IAA to the new member state.

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Integrated ATPL course FAQs

What is an ATPL licence?

Short for Airline Transport Pilot Licence, an ATPL licence is the highest level of airline pilot certification. It is required in order to command or pilot a flight with nine or more passenger seats.

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How to get an ATPL?

In order to receive an ATPL or Airline Transport Pilot Licence, a prospective pilot will undergo a training course of usually around two years. This ATPL course will include theoretical training as well as a large number of practice flying hours.

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How much is an ATPL?

The L3Harris Airline Academy Integrated ATPL course is £94,960 (including bespoke accommodation offering).

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What is the difference between CPL and ATPL?

A CPL is a Commercial Pilot Licence, and allows you to act as pilot in command of a charter or corporate flight, usually of a smaller size than the ATPL permits.

The ATPL, or Airline Transport Pilot Licence is the highest level of airline pilot certification and is required to command or pilot a flight with nine more passenger seats.

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What is EASA?

European Union Aviation Safety Agency - Responsible for ensuring a high and uniform level of safety in civil aviation, but the implementation of common safety rules and measures.

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What is CAA?

Civil Aviation Authority - Ensures the aviation industry meets the highest safety standards, consumers have choice, value for money, are protected and treated fairly when they fly, airlines use an efficient use of airspace to effectively manage the impact of local communities and CO2 emissions are reduced, and lastly, so the aviation industry manages security risks effectively.

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What is CPL MEIR?

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with Instrument Rating (IR) on Multi Engine (ME) aircraft.

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What is MCC?

Multi-Crew Cooperation equips future pilots with the theoretical knowledge and relevant practice to develop skills and attitude to operate a multi-crew aircraft.

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What is UPRT?

Upset Prevention & Recovery Training - Is a combination of theoretical knowledge and flying training to prepare flight crew with the required competencies to prevent and recover from situations when an aircraft enters ‘aeroplane upset’.

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What is Aeroplane Upset?

When an aircraft enters dangerous conditions during operation in which the flight attitude or airspeed is outside the normal bounds of operation.

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What is a frozen ATPL?

Cadets who have passed all 13 ATPL Theoretical exams but have not yet met his or her flying requirements hold a frozen ATPL.

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What is an unfrozen ATPL?

A frozen ATPL becomes unfrozen when a cadet has completed a total of 1500 flying hours, including 500 hours of multi-crew environment.

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