Flight Academy

Are you ready to launch your career as an airline pilot today? When you train at L3Harris Flight Academy here in Florida, we train you to become the best commercial pilot you possibly can be.

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Airline Pilot.
We Make it Happen.

We have over 40 years heritage in pilot training, the largest flight training facilities in the country, world-class Flight Instructors, a modern training fleet and multiple pathways to the flight deck of legacy, major, regional and charter airlines! 96% of our graduates who are L3Harris Flight Instructors are placed into airlines.

At L3Harris Flight Academy, we help you achieve your dreams of becoming a private or commercial airline pilot via our pilot training programs. Our Accelerated Airline Pilot Track, or our International Program will take you from zero flying experience to a professional pilot.

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Career Pathways

Here at L3Harris, we have elite relationships with legacy, major, regional and charter airlines that provide our students placement in the flight deck. This network features major carriers such as Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines. 

Partners also offer benefits such as inclusive ATP CTP and tuition reimbursement!

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A pathway to American Airlines for L3Harris students

Funding Your Training

If you are a U.S. citizen and require financial assistance for your training, L3Harris works with funding providers with options to borrow up to 100% of the cost of pilot training.

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Students with one of our Piper aircraft

Our Florida Flight School Facilities

With a fleet of more than 100 aircraft, state-of-the-art simulators and complex international airspace to train in, our Orlando Flight School offers pilot training programs delivered by experienced Instructors.

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The L3Harris Flight Academy

Flight Academy FAQs

Am I guaranteed a job at the end of my pilot training?

Graduates of our Accelerated Airline Pilot Track (AAPT) are guaranteed a job interview to become a Flight Instructor with L3Harris. Whilst acting as a CFI with us, you can build up the 1,500 hours required to qualify for a First Officer with a regional airline.

What’s more, we have affiliations with USA airlines that frequently visit our L3Harris Flight Academy to provide advice and support for cadets as well as regularly conduct interviews to create a seamless transition from CFI to First Officer.

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What qualifications do I need to commence my pilot training?

Applicants must meet 1 of the following requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma with a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must have completed 24 college credit hours from an accredited institution with a minim cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Hold a Private Pilot’s Certificate with verification of high school diploma or GED

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How much does pilot training cost and how can I fund my pilot training?

The cost of pilot training varies depending on the course you’re looking to undertake.

Our Accelerated Airline Pilot Track program costs $97,500. 

Most students pay for the primary portion of their training through self-pay, private educational loans, or a combination of both.

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What facilities do you have at your Flight Academy?

At our Orlando Flight Academy, cadets will have access to:

  • FAA control tower
  • Four runways
  • The airspace surrounding Sanford International Airport
  • Eight multi-media equipped classrooms
  • Learning resource center
  • Study rooms
  • Knowledge testing center
  • Office spaces
  • Flight Training Devices (single-engine and multi-engine aircraft)
  • Briefing rooms
  • Dispatch center
  • Pre-flight planning areas
  • Post-flight briefing areas
  • Weather service computers and phones
  • Flight Training Managers
  • Student affairs offices
  • Sky Shop
  • Aircraft: Cessna 172 Skyhawks | Cirrus SR20s | Piper PA28 Archers | Piper PA44 Seminoles

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Upcoming events

Open Days

Be A Pilot Career Expo: Sanford, Florida - June 21, 2024

Attend this Open House and enroll on the AAPT program for our June or July 2024 class start to receive FREE Private Pilot Ground School.

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