L3Harris Airline Academy
Airline Pilot Training
Programs and Courses
Our FAA-approved pilot training courses and Nationally Accredited pilot training programs are for all levels of flying experience and are designed to help you become a successful commercial pilot, cargo pilot, Flight Instructor or private pilot!
Accelerated Airline Pilot Track
AAPT is our flagship program for U.S. citizens and the quickest route to a job with one of the airlines we work with!
The PPP is our key course for international students working towards a career as an airline pilot. You will learn to fly at state-of-the-art facilities, in Orlando, Florida.
What are my career prospects?
We have affiliations with legacy, major, regional and charter airlines that visit campus regularly to interview our CFIs for First Officer positions and help you seamlessly transition into your role as an airline pilot!
The Accelerated Airline Pilot Track is designed to prepare you to work for an airline. Graduates will earn a Flight Instructor Certificate, guaranteeing them a job interview to become a Flight Instructor with L3Harris.
This gives our graduates a source of income while building their 1,500 hours needed to qualify for co-pilot positions with regional airlines.
What aircraft fleet will I be training on?
Our aircraft fleet is one of the largest fleets in Florida. With over 100 single-and-multi-engine aircraft (with steam gauge and all-glass cockpits). Cadets will train on the very best facilities.
As a cadet at our Florida aviation school, you can expect to have the opportunity to fly one of our single-engine aircraft, including:
- Cirrus SR20
- Cessna 172P & 172SP
- Piper Archer PA28
As well as an aircraft from our multi-engine fleet, including:
- Piper Seminole
All our Flight School aircraft are IFR certified and maintained and inspected to the highest safety standards by our dedicated team of FAA-certified Airframe and Mechanics. This gives all our pilots the best and safest possible flying experiences.
How much does pilot training cost?
How much does pilot training cost?
- Accelerated Airline Pilot Track cost = $97,500
- International program cost = $99,500
- Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP) cost = $3,995
The cost of pilot training is reflective of several things; from the quality of training, access to cutting edge facilities, career prospects, and future earning potential.
We recognize that pilot training is a large investment; cadets have access to a number of funding options including:
What are your funding options for pilot training?
L3Harris Flight Academy offers a variety of financial aid to support our future pilots with their pilot training costs.
How long does an airline pilot course take?
Cadets on AAPT course complete their training in 12 months. For our Private Pilot License course you will need to complete a minimum of 40 hours of flight time.
What criteria do I need to meet to apply for commercial pilot training?
Many of our airline pilot training programs & courses require little or no previous flying experience or pilot qualifications! However, there are criteria you’ll need to meet to be eligible, these are broken down by:
- Criminal Record Check
No matter your background, you can pursue your aspirations of becoming a pilot with L3Harris.
Can I choose where I do my commercial pilot training?
For all pilot training programs and courses, and for cadets who are in receipt of an L3Harris Aviation Scholarship, commercial pilot training will need to be completed at our Sanford campus in central Florida.
Our Orlando Flight School is equipped with modern facilities and professional trainers ready to help you complete your pilot license training.
With over 100 Flight Instructors, and around 100 single and multi-engine aircraft, as well as eight flight simulators and five FTDs, we are ready to launch your pilot career.
Is your pilot training accredited?
Our commercial pilot training programs are Nationally Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Meaning our programs are held to a standard that ensures quality education that enhances student success in the workforce.
Our pilot training programs include:
- Accelerated Airline Pilot Track
- Professional Pilot Program
Is your pilot training FAA Part 141 approved?
Our pilot training courses are approved under 14 CFR Part 141. Meaning our aircraft and training syllabi are certified as upholding the highest safety and efficiency standards. All courses are also offered under 14 CFR Part 61 allowing the flexibility to train part-time if needed.
Our pilot training courses include:
- Private Pilot Certificate
- Instrument Rating
- Commercial Single-Engine Certificate
- Flight Instructor Courses