• Program summary
    Program summary
    • Status: Full-time
    • Duration: Approximately 56 weeks
    • Required experience: None
    • Become an expert: Becoming a Flight Instructor allows you start your career as a pilot, build your flight time and develop greater control of the aircraft. This additional experience is well sought after by many Korean airlines
  • Graduation qualifications
    Graduation qualifications
    • Private Pilot Certificate
    • Instrument Rating
    • Commercial Pilot Single-Engine Certificate
    • Commercial Multi-Engine Add-on Rating
    • Certified Flight Instructor Certificate

Pilot training programs and courses

Korean Pilot Training

The L3Harris Flight Academy Professional Pilot Program is ideal for Korean citizens seeking a career as a professional pilot. This program allows international cadets to study on the F1 visa, which means, upon graduation, cadets can apply to work as a Flight Instructor in the USA and build flight time, gain experience and be paid to fly!


Korean Pilot Training with L3Harris

L3Harris is one of the few USA flight academies trusted by Korean Air to deliver world class pilot training.

Our programs provide cadets with FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) training and licenses, which can be converted to meet KOCA (Korea Office of Civil Aviation) requirements.

The L3Harris Flight Academy Professional Pilot Program was created to provide cadets with the resources and training necessary to become successful professional pilots.

The program allows cadets the opportunity to develop their skills in the cockpit, providing them with the experience and 'pilot in command' time sought after by many Korean airlines.

*Enrolling in this program does not guarantee a job placement with an airline.

Why L3Harris?

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Korean Pilot Training

Why choose L3Harris?

  • Over 30 years of professional pilot training history, helping thousands of cadets realize their dreams of a career in aviation
  • Structured courses crafted to teach cadets to the standards demanded by the airlines
  • 100+ aircraft fleet consisting of the Piper Seminole, Piper Archer, Cessna 172P & 172SP and Cirrus SR20
  • 5 Flight Training Devices (simulators) and several Flat Panel Training Devices to help you learn to fly while on the ground
  • Received FAA Diamond Award for aircraft maintenance 17 years in a row
  • Located in Florida, the Orlando Academy is an ideal location for flight training, providing over 300 flyable days per year
  • Free tutoring from Certified Flight Instructors is available in our Learning Resource Center. Our team is fully invested in your success
  • Dedicated admissions and student services professionals are on campus to helps guide you through your pilot training journey from start to finish
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The program

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Professional Pilot Program information

This full-time Program breaks your training into five separate courses; Private, Instrument, Commercial, Commercial Multi Engine, and Flight Instructor. The Professional Pilot Program provides cadets with over 190 hours of total flight time and over 35 hours of simulator time!

Upon graduating from the Professional Pilot Program, cadets will have earned their Flight Instructor Certificate. Graduates of our Professional Pilot Program are guaranteed an interview to instruct at L3Harris Flight Academy!


Ground school

Equipment time


60 hours

60 hours


60 hours

65 hours


45 hours

49.5 hours

Commercial Multi-Engine

30 hours

20.5 hours

Flight Instructor

40 hours

35.5 hours


235 hours

230.5 hours


What is the cost?

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Korean Pilot Training

Cost of this Program

Tuition for the Professional Pilot Program is $83,995

What’s included?

  • Private Pilot ground school and flight training*
  • Instrument ground school and flight training *
  • Commercial Single Engine ground school and flight training *
  • Commercial Multi Add-On ground school and flight training *
  • Certified Flight Instructor ground school and flight training *
  • Free tutoring in the Learning Resource Center
  • Regulatory exam and skills test fees**

*Flight training includes flight time listed in the Training Course Outline. Any flight time incurred over the listed amount will be charged to the cadet.

**fees only cover first attempt. If you need to retake, you will have to pay for any further attempts.

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Who can apply?

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Entry requirements

To apply to L3Harris Flight Academy, you must meet the following requirements.


Must be at least 17.5 years of age at time of application.

Education and English language

Fluent in English (verbal and written) with a minimum of one of the following:


  • IBTOEFL: 80
  • TOEIC: 790
  • IELTS: 7
  • FAA PPL with English language proficiency


You must have one of the following, or equivalent:


  • A high school diploma with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Completed 24 college credit hours from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Hold a Private Pilot’s Certificate with verification of high school diploma or GED


Be able to obtain and maintain an FAA Medical Certificate.


Approved Aviation Medical Examiners are located all around the world!


Have a valid passport and the ability to receive an F1 visa.


L3Harris Admissions Representatives will guide you through the visa application process.


Proof of funding for the total cost of attendance is required by the US Embassy to receive a student visa.


Korean Pilot Training FAQs

Do you provide funding for Korean Pilot Training?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide funding for international cadets.

In order to receive a student visa, and gain acceptance to the Flight Academy, you will need to show full proof of funding for the entire cost of attendance.

Do you provide housing for Korean Pilot Training?

While we do not have on campus housing, we do work with many local apartment complexes. Our Admissions Officers can help you find a place to live!

We can also provide transportation between these apartments and campus.

Are there any additional costs for Korean Pilot Training?

Yes. Below are some of the additional fees you may encounter throughout your journey to becoming a professional pilot. Prices are subject to change; speak with an Admissions Officer for a comprehensive list.

  • Application fee: $150
  • Books and materials: approximately $2,000
  • Health insurance (estimated): $124 per months, based the policy we use currently
  • Living expenses (including housing): approximately $2,000 per month
  • Transportation: Based on individual preference
  • I20 application:
  • I901: $350
  • DS160: $160
  • Visa extension: $485 (if training goes over 12 months)
  • TSA: $130 for each rating (good for 12 months)
  • Finger Print: $99
  • Airport badge: $50 (good for 12 months)
  • FAA Medical (estimated): $120 to $200
  • I-765 (OPT Work Authorization Application): $550

Do I need to pay 100% of tuition up front for Korean Pilot Training?

No! Although international cadets will need to show proof of full funding before they can attend L3Harris Flight Academy, 100% upfront payment is not required.

It is typically required that Cadets make an initial payment of at least $10,000 before orientation, and monthly payments of approximately $6,000 thereafter. Speak with an Admissions Officer for exact details!

Am I guaranteed a job as a Flight Instructor upon graduation of the Korean Pilot Training Program?

While we can't guarantee employment at L3Harris, we do guarantee all graduates of the Professional Pilot Program an interview to become a Flight Instructor.

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