CommutAir Development Program
Enrolling in our Professional Pilot Program or Accelerated Airline Pilot Track will provide you with the opportunity to apply to become a CommutAir cadet. CommutAir pilots have access to a direct path to United Airlines!
Students enrolled in the CommutAir Pilot Development programs complete a thorough mentoring process to gain an understanding of airline operations and professionalism. Once completed, students may participate in a paid internship and interview for a contingent job offer before they graduate from their collegiate programs.
Benefits of flying for CommutAir include:
- Up to $74,000 as a first year First Officer
- Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)
- Industry Leading Commuter Benefits
- Preferential Bidding System
- No-Cost ATP/CTP Course
- EWR and IAD – Our crew bases are at United hubs – one hop away from most airports
From L3Harris student, to CommutAir, to United
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 - Join the Pilot Development Program
The next step is to apply to the CommutAir Pilot Development Program. If accepted, you will be receive mentoring and an opportunity to participate in a paid internship!
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 airline pilot
After reaching the FAA mandated 1500 hours of flight time, you will be eligible to earn your Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. As a CommutAir First Officer, you can receive up to $74,000 your first year!
Step 5 - Fly at United Airlines
The United Career Path Program (CPP) is designed to identify talented CommutAir pilot recruits and place them on a direct path to a United Airlines flight deck. The record is 2 years and 10 days from CommutAir Indoc to United Indoc!