Docendo Discimus "By teaching, we learn" (Latin proverb).

FAA career prospects

We have the pathways to make your transition from cadet to airline pilot seamless. The FAA requires pilots to fly 1,500 hours before they can earn their Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. One of the best ways to reach this requirement is to become a Flight Instructor, which is why we include the Flight Instructor Certificate in our main programs. Graduates of these programs are guaranteed an interview to become an L3 Flight Instructor.

We work with 14 airlines from around the United States, providing our graduates with numerous Airline Pilot opportunties. 96% of our cadets who are hired at L3 to instruct go on to be placed with airlines.

Why instruct at L3?
Competitive wages
Competitive wages

As an Instructor with L3 at our Florida Airline Academy, you will be offered a competitive wage.

Average 100 hours / month
Average 100 hours / month

On average, L3 Airline Academy Instructors fly 100 hours per month, but some fly over 130!

Airline relationships
Airline relationships

Access to L3’s network of 14 regional airlines that conduct onsite interviews.


We offer a $15,000 housing bonus (paid $1,000 per month), student completion bonuses, and overtime!

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FAA airline relationships

Our US Academy has strong relationships with 14 airlines from around the U.S.

Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to become a successful pilot. Our connections with 14 airlines from around the U.S. means as an L3 cadet or instructor, you will have access to pathways that will help make your transition from Cadet to Airline Pilot seamless!

Our 14 affiliate airlines are often invited to campus, allowing our cadets and instructors exclusive opportunities to speak with airline recruiters. Some of our affiliate airlines will even hold on campus interviews for First Officer positions or for entrance into their cadet programs.

These airlines know that when they come to L3 to recruit, they will be speaking with pilots who have been held to a standard of performance necessary for success in the aviation industry.

Our relationships

SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program

The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program provides a direct path to the flight deck for exceptional pilots with a desire to take control of their aviation careers.

L3 Cadets and Instructors who meet the requirements may apply to become a SkyWest Cadet through their Pilot Pathway Program. If selected, cadets may receive up to $15,000 in tuition reimbursement towards their training at the L3 Airline Academy!

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