L3Harris Airline Academy

Airline Pilot Training
Programs and Courses

Our FAA-approved pilot training courses and 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!

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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!

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Private Pilot License

Whether you are hoping to start a career in aviation or just learning to fly for fun, contact us today!

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Complete Your Training

Already hold certifications? Take the next step or join our AAPT with a price that reflects your progress to date.

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Transition from your commercial pilot certification to ATP certification, ready to begin your career!

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International Program

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.

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Air India

We have partnered with Air India, India's leading global airline, to support their future pilot growth following their recent record-breaking order of 470 new aircraft. 

Air India

IndiGo and Indian CPL

Benefit from the rare opportunity to progress directly from pilot cadet training to employment as a First Officer with IndiGo, India's foremost low-cost airline.

We also offer an Indian Commercial Pilot Licence course. Click the relevant link below.

IndiGo    Indian CPL

Rotary Transition Program

From Armed Forces Helicopter Pilot to Airline Pilot!

Apply the skills you acquired flying helicopters in the U.S. Armed Forces towards a rewarding career as a commercial pilot. Some of our airline partners offer Tuition Reimbursement to Veterans on the Rotary Transition Program.

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Pilot Training FAQs

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.

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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.

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How much does pilot training cost?

How much does pilot training cost?

  1. Accelerated Airline Pilot Track cost = $97,500
  2. International program cost = $99,500
  3. 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:

1. Aviation Scholarships

2. Flight school loans

3. Stratus Financial loans

4. Meritize flight school student loans

5. Sallie Mae flight school student loans

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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

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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. 

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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:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Medical
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Visa

No matter your background, you can pursue your aspirations of becoming a pilot with L3Harris.

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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.

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