L3Harris 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.
Our Latest Pathway
Students enrolling in our Professional Pilot Program or Accelerated Airline Pilot Track can now apply to the Cadet XDirect™ program with Global Crossing Airlines! Successful completion takes you directly from student pilot to First Officer with GlobalX flying an Airbus A320!
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 Nationally Accredited pilot training programs. Our Professional Pilot Program, Accelerated Airline Pilot Track, and Commercial Pilot Track programs will take you from zero flying experience to a professional pilot.
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!
Funding Your Training
If you require financial assistance for your training, L3Harris works with funding providers with options to borrow up to 100% of the cost of pilot training.
Our Florida Flight School Facilities
With a fleet of more than 90 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.
Flight Academy FAQs
Am I guaranteed a job at the end of my pilot training?
Graduates from our Professional Pilot Program (PPP) and 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.
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
The applicant will also be required to:
- Complete a Wonderlic assessment and meet or exceed the minimum score
- Submit a 250-word essay explaining the reason for applying to L3Harris Flight Academy
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 Professional Pilot Program price starts from $83,995. Our Accelerated Airline Pilot Track program prices start from $83,995. Our Commercial Pilot Track program prices start from $66,995.
Most students pay for the primary portion of their training through self-pay, private educational loans, or a combination of both.
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
Be A Pilot Career Expo: Sanford, Florida - June 16, 2023
Join us at our Flight Academy at Sanford International Airport, Florida for the Open House event on June 16.
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