L3Harris Flight Academy

Air Wisconsin

L3Harris and Air Wisconsin have come together to provide cadets with access to resources and guidance to make a seamless transition from flight school to an airline career! The Air Wisconsin pilot training program is a stepping stone for cadets to gather experience as pilots whilst flying for Air Wisconsin; and a gateway to ultimately fly for American Airlines.

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Air Wisconsin to American Airlines

Enrolling in our AAPT will provide you with the opportunity to apply to become an Air Wisconsin trainee.

During your time in the Air Wisconsin Pilot training program, you will be working part-time for the airline and build your experience.

What makes the Air Wisconsin pilot training program so unique is that it offers you possibilities for the development of your pilot career. You will be able to build long-lasting relationships in the company and will have access to a pathway to ultimately fly for American Airlines.

Benefits include:

  • First Officer bonuses up to $73,000
  • Starting pay up to $60.90 per hour
  • $150,000 Captain qualified new hire bonus
  • 401k with company match
  • Sponsored ATP CTP
  • Travel privileges on partner airlines

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How the Air Wisconsin Pathway to American Airlines Works

Step 1 - Enroll at L3Harris

The first step in your journey to becoming an airline pilot is to enroll in our Accelerated Airline Pilot Track. This program includes airline oriented training that can take you from no experience to becoming a Certified Flight Instructor in as little as 15 months!

Step 2 - Become an Air Wisconsin Airman Trainee

The next step is to apply to the Air Wisconsin Program. You become eligible after earning your Commercial Certificate and Instrument Rating. If accepted, you will have access to travel privileges, 401k with company match, mentorship opportunities, and more!

Step 3 - Build your experience

Those that complete our AAPT are guaranteed an interview to flight instruct at L3Harris in Florida. Our Instructors fly an average of 100 hours per month and 96% of our cadets who stay at L3Harris to instruct are placed at an airline!

Step 4 - Become an Air Wisconsin airline pilot

After reaching the FAA mandated 1500 hours of flight time, you will be eligible to earn your Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. As an Air Wisconsin new hire First Officer, you will be eligible for up to $73,000 in sign-on and retention bonuses!

Step 5 - Fly at American Airlines

Air Wisconsin pilots have direct access to a pathway to American Airlines!

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Need Financial Aid?

Students can access funding for up to 100% of the program cost via flight school loans.

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Air Wisconsin Pilot Training FAQs

How much does an Air Wisconsin pilot make?

Air Wisconsin pilots earn an average annual salary of $92,488, with salaries ranging from $39,451 - $222,038 depending on work experience.

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What are Air Wisconsin’s pilot requirements?

To fly as a cadet for Air Wisconsin and join the Airman Trainee Program you must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 19 years of age
  • Current FAA Commercial Pilot License and Instrument Rating
  • Minimum 500 flight hours; Minimum 250 hours if enrolled in partner flight school
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • No DUI/DWI convictions in the last 10 years
  • Pass drug screen and background check
  • Ability to legally work in the United States
  • Current FAA first class medical certificate

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