Learn to fly at our United States Academy in sunny Orlando, Florida.

Florida Flight School

Based at Orlando Sanford International Airport, our Florida Academy provides ideal weather for year-round flying as well as the opportunity for students to explore many of the nearby world-famous tourist attractions.


Welcome to your flight school in Florida. Our conveniently located, Sanford campus is your home away from home while you complete your flight training. We will make every effort to assist you with your transition into Academy life.

Address: 2685 Flightline Ave Sanford, FL 32773, U.S.A.

Tel: 1-800-U-CAN-FLY (+1 407-330-7020)

Student services
Student life
Student life

We provide assistance with orientation, housing, transportation, and student affairs.


We coordinate extra-curricular activities and trips to help our cadets unwind, relax, and explore Florida.

Learning Resource Center
Learning Resource Center

The LRC is a place where cadets can study, collaborate, handle aircraft equipment and prepare for exams.

Sky shop
Sky shop

In addition to training materials we have uniforms, gift items and branded clothing for sale.

Life as a cadet

Training at L3 is like a full time job, but a fun one. We recommend you reserve eight hours of your day for sleep, a necessity to perform well. The next eight hours are for classes, studying, flying or something else, it is important to spend time working towards your main goal. The last eight hours are for you – take some time to unwind and have some fun. Check with Student Services for any upcoming trips!

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Aircraft fleet

Our fleet consists of over 100 airplanes, with a combination of five different single and multi-engine options, with steam gauge and all glass cockpits. Our single-engine fleet includes the Cirrus SR20, Cessna 172, and Piper Arrow. Our multi-engine fleet includes the Piper Seminole and the Diamond DA42.

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Flight Training Devices (FTD)

We have five Flight Training Devices (FTDs) at the Florida Academy including:

  • A Level 6 FAA approved Cirrus SR20 FTD
  • A Level 4 FAA approved Piper PA44 FTD
  • A line of AviatorTM Cirrus SR20 Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD)
  • Two Frasca International Inc. TruFlite AATDs
  • One Piper PA44
  • One Cessna 172SP
  • A Redbird MCX AATD that can be configured as a Cessna 172SP
  • A Piper PA44 round dial with 2 Garmin 430 GPS receivers
  • A PA44 all glass Garmin G1000
Location & area

Our campus is located at the Orlando Sanford International Airport in the heart of beautiful Central Florida. Our geography provides our pilots with over 300 flyable days per year – allowing more time for students to be up in an airplane. We are located just minutes away from beautiful beaches, theme parks and hundreds of local sites waiting to be discovered!

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Federal Financial Aid

L3 Airline Academy is Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

This accreditation allows qualified students to utilize Federal Financial Aid, via the FAFSA, which can cover up to 100% of the cost of training, for those who qualify. To learn more, visit https://www.fafsa.ed.gov

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