Why L3Harris Flight Academy?
We are one of the world’s leading Flight Academies.
From our facilities to our experienced instructors, we take pilot cadets with little or no experience and train them to become qualified pilots. We’re committed to developing talent within all our cadets, preparing them for an incredible future as a pilot with a commercial airline.
Our 30 year heritage in the aviation industry has enabled us to develop long-standing relationships with airlines across the globe ensuring you have access to pathways that will make your transition to becoming an airline pilot seamless.
Airline representatives from 11 regional airlines regularly visit our Orlando, Florida Flight School providing cadets with exclusive opportunities to speak with airlines about class dates, salary, bonuses and career pathways.How to become a pilot
At L3Harris, we have a purpose-built Flight School in Orlando, Florida based at Sanford International Airport.
We have state-of-the-art flight training devices, over 80 single and multi-engine aircraft, multimedia equipped classrooms, learning resource center, study hall and testing center. Being located at Sanford International Airport we also benefit from a busy air traffic control (ATC) tower and runway.Orlando Flight School
You will have access to over 80 single-and-multi engine aircrafts many with Garmin G1000 instruments and all-glass cockpits. Our aircraft are IFR certified and maintained and inspected to the highest safety standards in line with FAA regulations. Our maintenance team have won the Diamond award for safety for the past 17 years in a row.
Our aircraft fleet is designed to give you the optimal training experience so you can excel in your flight training.Our fleet
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.
Flight Training Devices (FTDs)
We provide cadets with access to Flight Training Devices (FTD) which are full-size replicas of aircraft instrument panels and controls to emulate real-life flying experiences.
Our range of FTDs include:
- A Level 6 FAA-approved Cirrus SR20 FTD
- A Level 4 FAA-approved Piper PA44 FTD
- A line of AviatorTM Cirrus SR20 Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD)
- Two Frasca International Inc. TruFlite AATDs
- One Piper PA44
- One Cessna 172SP
- A Redbird MCX AATD that can be configured as a Cessna 172SP
- A Piper PA44 round dial with 2 Garmin 430 GPS receivers
- A PA44 all-glass Garmin G1000
Train with L3Harris at any stage in your career
At L3Harris, we want you to land your dream job that’s why our Academy is equipped with the facilities and resources to help you become a pilot regardless of whether you are just finishing high school or looking for a career change. Our pilot training programs are airline-focused to prepare newly qualified pilots for a seamless transition from training to the flight deck.
Our Professional Pilot Program is our program helping cadets pursue their dream of becoming a pilot or Flight Instructor with the added benefit of a guaranteed interview to become a CFI and access to Federal Financial Aid (to those who qualify) which can cover up to 100% of pilot training costs.
Our Airline Pilot Track is regarded as our quickest route to a job as a First Officer or Certified Flight Instructor. Graduates are also guaranteed an interview to become a Certified Flight Instructor with us however, cadets are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.
Our Commercial Pilot Track is best suited to those looking to become a pilot but may not be interested in becoming a Flight Instructor.Programs and courses
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.