Pilot career opportunities - What to expect?
The FAA requires all pilots to fly 1,500 hours before they can earn their Airline Transport Pilot Certificate to fly for an airline. One of the best ways to reach this requirement is to become a Flight Instructor! We include the Flight Instructor Certificate in our Professional Pilot Program and Accelerated Airline Pilot Track; graduates are then guaranteed an interview to become a Flight Instructor at our Florida Flight School! Becoming a Flight Instructor means you can build up your 1,500 flight hours needed to qualify for First Officer positions with regional airlines while earning money!
We also have affiliations with 10 regional airlines who visit the Sanford campus regularly to speak with cadets and CFIs about career opportunities when they graduate.
How does L3Harris Flight Academy prepare you for your pilot career opportunities?
Our pilot training courses and programs are designed to help you reach your pilot career goals. Whether you want to pursue a career as a Flight Instructor, private pilot, or commercial pilot, we have a program or course designed for you!
The Professional Pilot Program (PPP) is your route to becoming a commercial airline pilot. Cadets have the opportunity to secure a job placement after graduation as an L3Harris Flight Instructor. Enabling you to get paid while building up the hours needed for commercial airline First Officer positions.
Graduating from our AAPT program also puts you in a great position to pursue a variety of career opportunities in the aviation industry, from becoming a commercial airline pilot to a Flight Instructor or even progress into military aviation.
L3Harris also offer a Commercial Pilot Track (CPT) Program. This is the right course for you if you want to become a commercial pilot to fly for an airline, but perhaps becoming a Flight Instructor suits you less. You will complete the program upon receipt of your commercial pilot license (CPL).
Our Career Services Office is also on hand throughout your pilot training to offer guidance and resources on airline placements and careers in aviation.
Our relationship with USA airlines
Our USA Flight Academy has strong relationships with 10 regional airlines across the country.
Whether you are a cadet or an Instructor, you will have access to airline placements and pilot career opportunities that will help make your transition from cadet to airline pilot seamless!
Our regional airline affiliates are regularly invited to our Orlando Flight School. This gives our cadets and Flight Instructors exclusive opportunities to speak with recruiters about salaries, bonuses, cadet programs and airline placement opportunities! Some of our affiliates also regularly interview Flight Instructors and cadets with over 1,500 flight hours for First Officer positions, as well as for admission to their cadet program. This offers a seamless and hassle-free way to launch your career in aviation.
I owe my transition from airport planner to airline pilot in under 3 years to the training and work environment fostered by the leadership of the L3Harris Flight Academy. It would not have been possible without their commitment to students and employees!
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.