L3Harris Flight Academy
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 United Airlines.
Air Wisconsin Airman 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 unmatched possibilities for the development of your pilot career. You will be able to build long-lasting professional relationships in the company and will have direct access to United Airlines Career Pathway Program upon completion of the traineeship.
- 401k with company match
- In-House CTP Course
- Travel Privileges on our partner airlines
- Unique Mentoring Opportunities
- Employee Referral Bonus
How the Air Wisconsin Airman Trainee program works
Step 1 - Enroll at L3Harris
The first step in your journey to becoming an airline pilot is to enroll in our Professional Pilot Program or Accelerated Airline Pilot Track. Both of these programs include accredited curriculum and 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 Airman Trainee 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 PPP or 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 $57,000 in sign-on and retention bonuses!
Step 5 - Fly at United Airlines
The United Airlines Career Path Program offers Air Wisconsin pilots direct access and guaranteed participation in the United Airlines hiring process!
By completing the Air Wisconsin pilot training program, you qualify to transfer to United Airlines after 2,000 flight hours and 24 months of flying for Air Wisconsin.
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.
What are Air Wisconsin’s pilot requirements?
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