Graduating from our Professional Pilot Program or Airline Pilot Track will provide you with a guaranteed interview with Empire Airlines. Empire pilots have the opportunity to flow through to Hawaiian Airlines or to join the Purple Runway Program and fly for FedEx!
Empire Airlines is dedicated to fostering the passion for aviation at all levels. Empire has partnered with L3Harris to create a clearly defined path for aviators to reach the ultimate goal of flying professionally.
Empire will guarantee an interview to candidates who complete their training at L3Harris Flight Academy. At Empire you can fly for Ohana Airlines, a Hawaiian Airlines Subsidiary or fly cargo and get on the FedEx Pathway Program!Pilot training programs
From Empire to Hawaiian Airlines or FedEx
Take advantage of Empire's flow into Hawiian Airlines and the Purple Runways Program with FedEx!
Find out how you can go from no flight experience to flying at FedEx or Hawaiian via Empire:
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 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 - Build your experience
Those that complete our Professional Pilot Program or Airline Pilot Track 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 3 - 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. All who graduate from L3Harris are guaranteed an interview with Empire Airlines!
Step 5 - Fly at Hawaiian or FedEx
Empire has programs to flow pilots to Hawaiian Airlines or you can join the Purple Runway Program and become a FedEx Pilot! The major airlines await!Pilot training programs
Our Flight Academy is equipped to start your career as a pilot, whether you’re just leaving school or later in life. L3Harris help people reach their dreams.