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Flight Instructors – Bournemouth and Cranfield, UK

Set your coordinates to 50°46’48”N – 001°50’33”W and discover exciting new Flight Instructor salary and benefit packages with L3Harris Commercial Aviation.

Become a Flight Instructor in the United Kingdom

Fly into a new horizon and discover our attractive salary and benefit packages

We are L3Harris Commercial Aviation, one of the world’s leading airline training organizations and we are expanding our team of Flight Instructors. Right now, we are looking for commercial pilots who would like to pass their expertise to new recruits joining some of the world’s leading airlines.

We pride ourselves in providing rapid upgrade opportunities with IRI and CRI courses to enable our Flight Instructors to teach Multi-Engine IR events. This year alone, over 30% of our UK Flight Instructors have undergone training to fast track their upgrade path.

Opportunities exist for Multi Engine/Instrument Rating and Single Engine Flight Instructors.

If you hold an EASA CPL with a Class 1 Medical and are ME/IR or SEP rated we would like to hear from you.

We know it’s not just about the salary, but our salary and benefit packages are among the most comprehensive in the industry.

You will enjoy a competitive salary package and comprehensive benefits including:

  • Generous new salary package, potential to earn up to £64,000
  • Retention bonus of up to £5,000 for Qualified Flight Instructors
  • Flexible working patterns, ie 6 on / 3 off
  • Loss of license insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Generous leave package
  • Death in service benefit


We also offer commuter contracts with monthly accommodation/travel allowance or relocation assistance along with flexible working patterns.

UK Flight Instructor rewards and benefits
Pay ratesAdditional per hour once target hours criteria achievedTarget Hours per monthVacancies
Single Engine£28,700£5642.50
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Single Engine with IRI£35,875£6347.50
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MEIR£50,250£7258.00
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MEIR with additional roles CPL/SIM/Examiners£55,000£7258.00
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UK Flight Instructor overview
Working pattern is 6 days on / 3 days off (includes bank holidays & weekends)
Working hoursOperational hours are normally 0600 – 2200, but may be extended outside of these hours
During training flexible working will be required to facilitate induction and/or standardisation training or night flying.
Rosta patterns are given in advance in waves of AM, Day or PM (circa 8 hours per day)
Loss of Licence*Up to £100,000 - must hold an EASA CPL and Class 1 Medical at the time of appointment
Health Cash PlanAvailable to all staff
Private Medical InsuranceWill need to opt into the Scheme
Life Cover to the age of 754 times basic salary
Income ProtectionAvailable to all staff
Training BondsAll training is bonding for a period 24/36/48 months on completion of each career pathway completion and will be clawed back upon resignation should any balance be payable
Auto-enrolled pensionEmployee contributions minimum 4% of base salary and Employer matched between 4%-7%
Holiday entitlement33 days (inclusive of 8 UK bank holidays)
Bonus Ticket1 round trip per year to home country after 12 months of employmet excluding Xmas, New Year, Easter, July & August.  Booking requested 90 days in advance

Current Flight Instructor opportunities

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Charlie Bough | L3Harris Flight Instructor and Examiner

A highlight as an Instructor is to see your trainees succeed, having helped them in the right direction and see them take control of their own destiny to do the job I loved. This is exactly why I enjoy training.

Charlie Bough | L3Harris Flight Instructor and Examiner