L3Harris Flight Academy

Empire Airlines

L3Harris Flight Academy and Empire Airlines 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!

Empire Airlines

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

Why join Empire?

  • Cargo and passenger
  • Flow to Hawaiian Airlines and FedEx
  • Fly in the Hawaiian islands
  • Cessna 208, ATR42 and ATR72 aircraft

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:

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Get in touch today and start your journey!

Do you have any questions about starting your pilot training journey at L3Harris Flight Academy? Please send us a message and an Admissions Officer will be happy to assist.

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

Professional Pilot Program

Professional Pilot Program

How to become a pilot in the USA

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.

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