Saudi Arabian Commercial Pilot Training

Saudi Arabian Professional Pilot Training

The L3Harris Flight Academy Saudi Arabian Pilot Training Courses were designed for those in Saudi Arabia who wish to become Commercial Pilots. L3Harris has trained Saudi Arabian Cadets for over 6 years. Our FAA approved 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 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, Cirrus SR20, and Diamond DA42. 
  • 5 Flight Training Devices (simulators) and several Flat Panel Training Devices to help you learn to fly while on the ground. 
  • 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 help guide you through your pilot training journey from start to finish.

Overview

L3Harris offers two courses designed to meet the needs of those seeking future employment in Saudi Arabia, the Commercial Pilot Track and the Saudi Arabian Pilot Track. Both courses were created to provide cadets with the resources and training necessary to become successful Commercial Pilots.

  • The Commercial Pilot Track provides the minimum ratings and certificates required to become a commercially licensed multi engine pilot. A commercial pilots license allows you to be paid to fly airplanes! 

  • 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 course was designed to match the training outline and requirements for Saudia Airlines.*

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

Saudi Arabian Pilot Track

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

LICENSESGROUND SCHOOLEQUIPMENT TIME

Private

60 Hours70 Hours
Instrument60 Hours49.8 Hours
CPC Loft-80.5 Hours
Commercial Multi60 Hours39.9 Hours
Time Building-30 Hours
Total120 Hours270.4 Hours

Details

  • Status: Full-time
  • Duration: As little as 12 months, subject to scheduling
  • Required Experience: None
  • Become an Expert: The 'CPC Loft' and 'Time Building' courses contain an additional 103.3 hours of flight time that will help you refine your skills to develop greater control of the aircraft. This additional time is typically sought after by Saudi Arabian Airlines, such as Saudia.

This program is based on the average flight time it takes to complete each course, not the minimums.

Cost

Tuition for the Saudi Arabian Pilot Track is $84,995

Apply today!

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 Tutoring 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

Commercial Pilot Track

The Commercial Pilot Track is one of the flagship programs at our Florida Academy. This full time program breaks your training into three separate courses; Private, Instrument, and Commercial Multi Engine.

LICENSESGROUND SCHOOLEQUIPMENT TIME

Private

60 Hours60 Hours
Instrument60 Hours65 Hours
Commercial Multi60 Hours50 Hours
Total120 Hours175 Hours

Details

  • Status: Full-time
  • Duration: As little as 10 months, subject to scheduling
  • Required Experience: None

This program is based on the average flight time it takes to complete each course, not the minimums. 

Cost

Tuition for the Commercial Pilot Track is $66,995

Apply today!

What’s included?

  • Private Pilot Ground School and Flight Training*
  • Instrument Ground School and Flight Training*
  • Commercial Multi Engine Ground School and Flight Training*
  • Free Tutoring in the Learning Resource Center
  • Regulatory exam and skills test fees**

*Training includes listed flight time. Any flight time required over the listed amount will be charged per hour.
**fees only cover first attempt. If you need to retake, you will have to pay for any further attempts

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:

Age

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

Medical

Be able to obtain and maintain an FAA Medical Certificate.

Approved Aviation Medical Examiners are located all around the world!

Visas

Have a valid passport and the ability to receive an M1 Visa. L3Harris Admissions Representitives will guide you through the process.

Background Check

Be able to pass a Criminal Record Check (CRC)

Funding

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

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there any additional costs?

      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.

      • Application fee: $150
      • 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
      • Nonimmigrant Fees:
      • I901: $350
      • DS160: $160
      • I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status: $370 (If applicable)
      • Biometrics Fee: $80 (If applicable)
      • Additional Training Fees: As applicable
  • Do you provide housing?

      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.

  • Do I need to pay 100% of the tuition up front?

      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!