Commercial Pilot Training - Things you should know as a parent

by L3Harris Airline Academy on Nov 24 2020
Things you should know as a parent

As a parent, you want to see your son or daughter thrive in a successful career. It's natural, after all.

At L3Harris, we understand that it's vital to gather as much information as possible before choosing a reputable pilot school. You will want to know about safety, training standards and pass rates. You will also question:

  • Flight school or University?
  • Funding and investment
  • Placement rates
  • Earning potential

Here, we'll cover all the bases to assure you that your son or daughter’s future is safe in our hands. You set them up; we let them fly.

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Helping your child or grandchild get set for life!

You'll play a key role in facilitating the journey from cadet to pilot.

There are many ways you can do this; from organising accommodation to offering words of encouragement and most importantly, financial support. For a cadet to fund their pilot training, receiving help from family members is one of the most common solutions.

Flight School vs University

After your son or daughter has finished their A-Levels, it's normal for all parties to feel unsure of what path to take next. There are just so many options. The world of work? An undergraduate degree? Or maybe a gap year to travel the world?

As many school-leavers opt for university, your child may feel inclined to follow suit. But at L3Harris, we want to assure you that training to become an airline pilot will offer them an exciting and rewarding alternative.

With an undergraduate degree, not every student will land a job in their chosen subject - despite the hefty investments. On the other hand, pilot training is highly vocational, and with our expert graduate placement team, you can be confident that your child has a rewarding career as a pilot.

We provide state-of-the-art training facilities at 5 global locations including; UK and Portugal. So rest assured your son or daughter will have access to modern training aircraft, expert tuition and be surrounded by like-minded cadets.

Not only will they form bonds for life, but through accessing our modern sites and advanced flight simulator software, they'll become highly-desirable candidates for one of our 22 global airline partners.

We’ve been training pilots for over 40 years and many of our Theoretical Knowledge and Flight Instructors are ex-Airline Captains with thousands of hours combined industry experience.

We support their development every step of the way.

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Funding their dream

We appreciate pilot training is a big investment, but with more than 40-years heritage in pilot training and a placement rate of 95% in 2019, we're confident that we can provide your child or grandchild with rewarding and exciting career opportunities.

While the cost of training can be more expensive than a university degree, the crucial difference lies in the starting salary. Our newly qualified First Officers could typically earn between £22,000 to £28,000, which exceeds the average for university graduates.

As your child's pilot career progresses, their potential earnings will too. A starting salary for a Captain can vary between £57,000 to more than £140,000.

We offer a range of EASA approved pilot programmes at different prices. Our three main courses are as follows:

Modular ATPL offers a range of flight school courses to be completed in segments, making it more suitable for those keen for greater flexibility.

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Safety is our top priority

We understand that your child's safety is your top priority. At L3Harris, we're committed to our mantra of creating safer skies. We pride ourselves on the quality of our people and tuition and safety training is of paramount importance.

All of our training is regulated by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and/or European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ensuring we meet the highest industry standards.

Expert training creates expert pilots

At L3Harris we have over 40 years’ experience in pilot training and have produced thousands of First Officers for some of the world’s leading airlines during that time.

Flight Instructors and Theoretical Knowledge Instructors, many of whom are ex-airline pilots. Together, they have thousands of hours of flight experience and they are passionate about sharing that knowledge with the next generation of aviators..

Book a call with an advisor on (0)1293 491402 to discuss our study programmes and course details today.

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