Become a Pilot with L3Harris!

Korean Pilot Training

The L3Harris Flight Academy Professional Pilot Program is ideal for Korean citizens seeking a career as a Professional Pilot. This program allows international cadets to study on the F1 visa, which means, upon graduation, cadets can apply to work as a Flight Instructor in the US and build flight time, gain experience and be paid to fly!

L3Harris is one of the few US Flight Academies trusted by Korean Air to deliver world class pilot training.

Our programs provide cadets with FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) training and licenses, which can be converted to meet KOCA (Korea Office of Civil Aviation) requirements.

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.
  • 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. 
  • Received FAA Diamond Award for aircraft maintenance 17 years in a row.
  • 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 helps guide you through your pilot training journey from start to finish.


The L3Harris Flight Academy Professional Pilot Program was created to provide cadets with the resources and training necessary to become successful Professional Pilots.

The program allows cadets the opportunity to develop their skills in the cockpit, providing them with the experience and 'Pilot In Command' time sought after by many Korean Airlines.

*Enrolling in this course does not guarantee a job placement with an Airline.

Professional Pilot Program


60 Hours60 Hours
Instrument60 Hours65 Hours
Commercial45 Hours49.5 Hours
Commercial Multi Engine30 Hours20.5 Hours
Flight Instructor40 Hours35.5 Hours
Total235 Hours230.5 Hours

This full-time program breaks your training into five separate courses; Private, Instrument, Commercial, Commercial Multi Engine, and Flight Instructor. The Professional Pilot Program provides cadets with over 190 hours of total flight time and over 35 hours of simulator time!

Upon graduating from the Professional Pilot Program, cadets will have earned their Flight Instructor Certificate. Graduates of our Professional Pilot Program are guaranteed an interview to Instruct at L3Harris Flight Academy!


  • Status: Full-time
  • Duration: Approximately 15 months
  • Required Experience: None!
  • Become an Expert: Becoming a Flight Instructor allows you start your career as a pilot, build your flight time and develop greater control of the aircraft. This additional experience is well sought after by many Korean Airlines.

Tuition for the Professional Pilot Program is $83,995

What’s included?

  • Private Pilot Ground School and Flight Training*
  • Instrument Ground School and Flight Training*
  • Commercial Single Engine Ground School and Flight Training*
  • Commercial Multi Add-On Ground School and Flight Training*
  • Certified Flight Instructor Ground School and Flight Training*
  • 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

Entry Requirements

To apply to L3Harris Flight Academy, you must meet the following requirements:


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:

  • A high school diploma with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Completed 24 college credit hours from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Hold a Private Pilot’s Certificate with verification of high school diploma or GED.

Be able to obtain and maintain an FAA Medical Certificate.

Approved Aviation Medical Examiners are located all around the world!


Have a valid passport and the ability to receive an F1 Visa.

L3Harris Admissions Representatives will guide you through the Visa application process.

Background Check

Be able to pass a background check


Proof of funding for the total cost of attendance is required by the US Embassy to receive a student visa. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you provide funding?

      Unfortunately, we cannot provide funding for International Cadets.

      In order to receive a student visa, and gain acceptance to the academy, you will need to show full proof of funding for the entire cost of attendance.

  • 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 these apartments and campus.

  • Are there any additional costs?

      Yes. Below are some of the additional fees you may encounter throughout your journey to becoming a professional pilot. Prices are subject to change; speak with an Admissions Officer for a comprehensive list.

      • Application fee: $150
      • Books and Materials: approximately $2,000
      • Health Insurance (estimated): $124 per months, based the policy we use currently
      • Living expenses (including housing): approximately $2,000 per month
      • Transportation: Based on individual preference
      • I20 application:
      • I901: $350
      • DS160: $160
      • Visa extension: $485 (if training goes over 12 months)
      • TSA: $130 for each rating (good for 12 months)
      • Finger Print: $99
      • Airport badge: $50 (good for 12 months)
      • FAA Medical (estimated): $120 to $200
      • I-765 (OPT Work Authorization Application): $550
  • Do I need to pay 100% of 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!

  • Am I guaranteed a job as a Flight Instructor upon graduation?

      While we can't guarantee employment at L3Harris, we do guarantee all graduates of the Professional Pilot Program an interview to become a Flight Instructor.