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

Orlando Flight School

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 (+1 407-430-4100)

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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Why L3Harris Flight Academy?
Guaranteed Flight Instructor interview upon graduation
Guaranteed Flight Instructor interview upon graduation

96% of graduates who stay with us to build flight hours go on to be placed with airlines
96% of graduates who stay with us to build flight hours go on to be placed with airlines

100% funding available, for those who qualify
100% funding available, for those who qualify

We work with 11 airlines (with pathways to United, American and Delta)
We work with 11 airlines (with pathways to United, American and Delta)

FAA fleet

Our fleet of aircraft is one of the largest flight school fleets in Central Florida. It includes five types of aircraft and four types of training device.

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:

  • Cirrus SR20
  • Cessna 172P & 172SP
  • Piper Archer

Our multi-engine fleet includes:

  • Piper Seminole
  • Diamond DA42
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
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FAA ground school training

Classroom-based and simulator training.

Ground training

At the U.S. Academy, ground school is intertwined with flight training. Cadets will go to ground school to learn certain skills and once proficient, they will get to apply the information they just learned in the aircraft. This process repeats for each stage of schooling, from Private Pilot, to Instrument Rating, all the way to our Flight Instructor courses.

FAA ground school facilities

Ground school training in the United States happens within the Academic Building of our Florida Academy.

We have eight multimedia-equipped classrooms of various sizes where full-time academic instructors teach classes.

Our Academic Building includes a Learning Resource Center (LCR) which is open every day of the school week and a Certified Flight Instructor is available during normal business hours to advise our cadets. It is designed for individual group studying, student tutoring, and viewing of DVD training materials. Additional resources such as books, magazines, and aircraft parts are available. There is also a Study Hall available to students wishing to study in a quiet environment.

The Academy administers the FAA Airman Knowledge Test for all courses offered at the school. For this there is a Testing Center consisting of 10 computerized testing stations and a proctor station.

FAA in-flight training

L3Harris Flight Academy is located at the Orlando Sanford International Airport in the heart of beautiful Central Florida. The location provides excellent Florida flying weather as well as close proximity to many world famous tourist attractions.


The Orlando Sanford International Airport has an FAA control tower on airport property and four runways with the main runway being 11.000 X 150 ft. Airport equipment includes Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), GPS Approaches, High Intensity Runway Lighting, a Non-Directional Beacon, a modern terminal with complete ground handling equipment, an AWOS weather reporting system, and many other enhancements. The airspace surrounding the airport is designated as Class “C”.

The Operations Center consists of offices, a dispatch center, pre-flight planning areas, post-flight briefing areas, weather service computers and phones, student services offices, and our Sky Shop that carries all books and supplies required for students attending the Academy.

Aircraft and operations

Operations Center includes:

  • Dispatch center
  • Pre-flight planning areas
  • Post-flight briefing areas
  • Weather service
  • Computers and phones
  • Student services offices
  • Sky shop

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