• Program Summary
    Program Summary
    • Status: Full-time
    • Required experience: Little or none
    • Employment: Air India
    • Location: Florida / India
  • Key Features
    Key Features
    • L3Harris / Fly High Cadet Pilot Program by Air India
    • Dual license-USA FAA and DGCA CPL
    • Air India employment if successful
    • Latest-generation aircraft and simulators
    • Professional training environment

Pilot Training Programs and Courses

Fly High Cadet Pilot Program by Air India

Welcome to the New Era: Your Future Career as an Air India Pilot

We are now working with the Indian national flag carrier airline to deliver the Fly High Cadet Pilot Program by Air India!

L3Harris 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’s commitment to providing an unforgettable inflight experience for the pilot and passenger starts now.

Successful applicants will begin their pilot training journey with L3Harris and from day one have a letter of intent for employment from Air India. This means, upon successful completion of training, students will then begin their career as with Air India.

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Fly High Cadet Pilot Program by Air India

About Air India

Founded by the legendary JRD Tata, Air India pioneered India’s aviation sector. Since its first flight on October 15, 1932, Air India has built an extensive domestic network with non-stop flights to cities around the world, across the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Far-East, South-East Asia, Australia, and the Gulf. After 69 years as a government-owned enterprise, Air India and Air India Express were welcomed back into the Tata group in January 2022.

Air India is navigating through a major five-year transformation roadmap under the aegis of Vihaan.AI, with an ambition to become a world class airline with an Indian heart. The first phase of this transformation, the taxi phase was recently concluded, and focused on fixing the basics. These included bringing back to service many long grounded aircraft, addition of talent across flying and ground functions, rapid upgrading of technology and strengthening of customer care initiatives amongst others. A member of Star Alliance, the largest global airline consortium of leading international airlines, Air India offers seamless connectivity and facilities to passengers all over the world.

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Fly High Cadet Pilot Program by Air India

What's Included in the Program?

Details regarding the training cost will be provided to the candidate once they enrolled for the program, prior to commencement of training.

  • Accommodation and transportation in Sanford, Florida
  • Logistics support – Visa fees for a U.S. study visa
  • Letter of intent (LOI) from Air India to employ prior to commencement of training
  • Employment with Air India upon successful completion of training
  • Equipment, uniform and training materials
  • DGCA ground school training including exam fees
  • U.S. FAA CPL program, including exam and test fees
  • DGCA flight licence conversion training, including accommodation and licence application assistance

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Our accommodation in Florida

Fly High Cadet Pilot Program by Air India

Training Footprint

Below is an example of the training footprint for the Fly High Cadet Pilot Program by Air India:

DGCA Ground School and DGCA Exams

  • Up to 4 months, India

Commercial Pilot License with Multi-Engine add on

  • 12 months, Orlando (Florida)

Flight License Conversion

  • 1 month, India

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Fly High Cadet Pilot Program by Air India

Why Train with L3Harris?

The L3Harris Flight Academy is located at Sanford International Airport in Orlando, Florida. It offers purpose-built facilities and experienced Instructors for an unparalleled training experience.

  • We have over 30 years heritage in pilot training
  • Training in ideal conditions and an international airport environment
  • Thousands of our graduates are now flying for major airlines across the world
  • 100+ single and multi-engine training aircraft
  • Purpose built training facilities with state-of-the-art Flight Training Devices
  • Our campus is close to Disney World and famous local beaches including Cocoa and Daytona

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A spotlight on our Florida Flight Academy!

 

Fly High Cadet Pilot Program by Air India

Entry Criteria

To apply for this Fly High Cadet Pilot Program, you must meet the following requirements:

Background and selection

Air India shall conduct a selection program, consisting of AON assessment and on-site interviews, to select candidates for training and shall consider as a minimum the following selection criteria when selection candidates:

  • Graduate of Grade 12 with >60% overall and in each of Mathematics, Physics and English 
  • Citizen of India
  • Aged 18-30 years

English language

  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)

Medical

  • Able to obtain and maintain Indian DGCA and FAA Class 2 Medical Certificate

Visas

  • Have a valid Indian passport and the unrestricted right to live and work in India, with the ability to travel unrestricted worldwide

Funding

  • Must have access to the full funding required for this program

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