L3 Airline Academy Welcomes Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation into its Pilot Pathway Program

SANFORD, Fla. (April 24, 2014) – In partnership with Air Wisconsin, L3 Airline Academy , an accredited global flight school, is addressing the urgent need for new first officer pilots via its Airline Pilot Pathway Program.

Designed to ensure pilots’ successful employment at Air Wisconsin, the program provides cadets with a guaranteed job interview and the appropriate professional training on L3 Airline Academy ’s Sanford, Fla. campus.

“L3 Airline Academy is an experienced, international leader in aviation training,” explains L3 Airline AcademyVice President and Flight Academy Executive Director Hank Coates. “We take pride in our successful history of supplying the airline industry with first rate pilots and we are pleased Air Wisconsin has joined our esteemed list of Pilot Pathway Program partners.”

In the past five years, L3 Airline Academy has successfully placed more than 300 first officer pilots at 30 airlines and trained pilots for service in more than 15 countries including China, Taiwan, Colombia, France, Belgium, Khazakstan, and the United Kingdom.

The Air Wisconsin Pilot Pathway Program ensures graduates meet the airlines’ hiring requirements and have access to a professional aviation career by focusing on airline preparation from day one. The program emphasizes discipline and respect, leadership and communication, effective resource management, command authority, and decision making.

The program also includes a dedicated screening and selection process followed by flight training and preparation of the cadet for Air Wisconsin. Cadets enrolled in the Air Wisconsin Pilot Pathway Program have the ability to meet milestone objectives, track progress, and work with L3 Airline Academy to prepare for a guaranteed job interview.

“L3 Airline Academyis committed to addressing the workforce needs of the aviation industry. It is our mission to consistently create and deliver innovative systems and methods of pilot training to improve safety, effectiveness and efficiency,” Coates added.

Celebrating 25 Years of Aviation Training Excellence

Originally established in 1989 and based at the Orlando/Sanford International Airport, L3 Airline Academy is the only flight school originally owned and operated by airlines; Comair Airlines and Delta Air Lines.  Today, under the name of L3 Airline Academy , the rich history of professional pilot training continues with flight training courses approved by the FAA under 14 CFR Part 141 and specialized flight training under 14 CFR Part 61.

L3 Airline Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and provides a professional flight training environment based on sophisticated airline standards. The Academy is dedicated to quality, safety, reliability, and performance and strives to turn students into successful airline pilots and exceed the expectations of airlines worldwide.

In its 25 years of operation, L3 Airline Academy has provided more than 2 million hours of flight instruction to more than 7,000 pilots and issued more than 20,000 licenses and certificates, while growing its reputation as one of the safest, most reliable flight academies in the world.

For further information about flight training and pathways to the airlines:

About Air Wisconsin

Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation, founded in 1965, operates nearly 500 departures per day to 26 states and three Canadian provinces in partnership with US Airways. With service to approximately 70 cities throughout North America, Air Wisconsin carries nearly 6 million passengers per year.

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Editor’s Note: Executive interviews, onsite tours and images are available by contacting Laura E. Richeson, APR at 407.616.8108 or Laura@RichesonCommunications.com.

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