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    Program summary

    Saudi Arabian Pilot Track

    • Status: Full-time
    • Duration: As little as 12 months, subject to scheduling
    • Required experience: None

Pilot Training Programs and Courses

Saudi Arabian Professional Pilot Training

The L3Harris Flight Academy Saudi Arabian Pilot Training programs were designed for those in Saudi Arabia who wish to become commercial pilots. L3Harris has trained Saudi Arabian cadets for over 6 years.


Saudi Arabian Professional Pilot Training with L3Harris

L3Harris offers a program designed to meet the needs of those seeking future employment in Saudi Arabia. The program was created to provide cadets with the resources and training necessary to become successful commercial pilots.

  • The Saudi Arabian Pilot Track provides all of the above, plus an additional 103.3 hours of flight time! This additional time will help to develop your skills in the cockpit, providing you with the experience sought after by many Saudi Arabian Airlines. This program was designed to match the training outline and requirements for Saudia Airlines*

*Enrolling in this program does not guarantee a job placement with Saudia Airlines.

Our Nationally Accredited programs provide cadets with the opportunity to earn FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certificates and ratings, which can be easily converted to meet GACA (General Authority of Civil Aviation) requirements.

The process of converting licenses typically comes with additional fees. For more information, and to learn about the transfer process, visit the GACA website at www.gaca.gov.sa.

Why L3Harris?

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Saudi Arabian Professional 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
  • Class C airspace and an international airport means that cadets will share the runway, and airspace, with large passenger aircraft
  • 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 18 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 Saudi Arabian Pilot Track program

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Saudi Arabian Professional Pilot Training

Saudi Arabian Pilot Track program information

The Saudi Arabian Pilot Track was designed to match the outline and requirements of the Saudia Airlines Cadet Program. This full-time program breaks your training into three separate courses; Private, Instrument, and Commercial Multi-Engine.


Ground school

Equipment time


60 hours

70 hours


60 hours

49.8 hours

CPC Loft


80.5 hours

Commercial Multi-Engine

60 hours

39.9 hours

Time Building


30 hours


180 hours

270.2 hours


Saudi Arabian Pilot Track cost

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What’s included?

  • Private Pilot ground school and flight training*
  • Instrument ground school and flight training*
  • CPC Loft flight training*
  • Commercial Multi Engine ground school and flight training*
  • Time Building*
  • Free rutoring 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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Saudi Arabian Professional Pilot Training

Entry requirements

To apply to L3Harris Flight Academy, you must meet the following requirements. Your L3Harris Admissions Officer will provide a comprehensive list of requirements and can elaborate on the below:


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:


  • US High School Diploma - minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • GED and 24 completed college credit hours from an accredited institution - minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • College Degree - minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5


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 M1 Visa. L3Harris Admissions Representatives will guide you through the process.


Must have access to the full funding required for whichever program you enroll in.


Saudi Arabian Professional Pilot Training FAQs

Do you provide housing for Saudi Arabian Professional 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 select apartment complexes and campus.

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Are there any additional costs to Saudi Arabian Professional Pilot Training?

Yes. Below is a list of additional fees you may encounter throughout your journey to becoming a professional pilot. Contact an Admissions Officer for details.

  • Books and materials: approximately $2,000
  • Health insurance (estimated): $124 per month, based on the policy we currently use
  • Living expenses (including housing): approximately $2,000 per month
  • Transportation: Based on individual preference
  • TSA: $130 (Required for non US citizens seeking Initial, Instrument, or Multi-Engine training).
  • Finger print: $99
  • Airport badge: $50
  • FAA Medical (estimated): $120 to $200
  • Non-immigrant fees:
  • I901: $350
  • DS160: $160
  • I-539 application to extend/change Non-immigrant Status: $370 (if applicable)
  • Biometrics fee: $80 (if applicable)
  • Additional training fees: As applicable

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Do I need to pay 100% of the tuition up front for Saudi Arabian Professional Pilot Training?

No! Although international cadets will need to show proof of full funding before they can attend L3Harris, 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!

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