L3Harris Flight Academy
L3Harris Flight Academy and CommuteAir have come together to provide L3Harris cadets with access to resources and guidance to make a seamless transition from flight school to an airline career!
CommuteAir Development Program
Enrolling in our AAPT will provide you with the opportunity to apply to become a CommuteAir cadet. CommuteAir pilots have access to a direct path to United Airlines!
Students enrolled in the CommuteAir 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 CommuteAir 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 CommuteAir, to United
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 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 CommuteAir 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 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 CommuteAir 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 CommuteAir pilot recruits and place them on a direct path to a United Airlines flight deck. The record is 2 years and 10 days from CommuteAir Indoc to United Indoc!