How to Enroll in U.S. Flight Training at L3 Airline Academy*

L3 Airline Academy is also a flight school for international students, and we want to make the application process as easy as possible for those outside the United States. Below is a checklist that will help you understand what you need to do in order to enroll at our flight school.

Note: International students must submit all required materials to the Academy at least 30 days prior to the class start date. All applicants must be 18 years old within six months of starting their program.

Step 1: Completed and signed application for admission

  • Received High School Diploma – evidence of a cumulative GPA of 2.5. High School transcript required
    • International education requires a course by course evaluation to reflect the equivalent GPA
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Step 2: Submit a $150 USD application fee to L3 Airline Academy.

Step 3: Education requirement – Applicant must meet 1 of the 3 following requirements:

  • Received High School Diploma – evidence of a cumulative GPA of 2.5. High School transcript required
  • Received GED – evidence of completed 24 college credit hours from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.  College transcript required
  • Private Pilot’s Certificate with verification of high school diploma or GED

Step 4. Submit a 250 word essay of intentions of flight training explaining the intentions of enrolling at L3 Airline Academy.

Step 5. Complete a Wonderlic assessment and meet or exceed the minimum score requirement.  

Step 6. Once the application is completed and submitted, all applicants will be scheduled for an interview with L3 Airline Academy’s Selection Committee. Other applicants may also be scheduled for an interview at the discretion of the Selection Committee.

Step 7. Proof of identification (see the list below for the appropriate documents):

  • Valid international passport

Step 8. High School Transcript

A course by course transcript evaluation is required for any applicant who attended high school outside of the United States. If the applicant’s transcript is printed in any other language than English, please submit a copy of the original document as well as a translated copy. Ask your Admissions Officer for a list of translation and/or evaluation companies.

Step 9. Photocopy of an FAA Medical Certificate.

Go to for information on FAA Designated Medical Examiners in your country, or contact your admissions officer for assistance.

Step 10. Photocopy of FAA Pilot’s License (if applicable)

Step 11. Copy of Foreign Pilot License accompanied with a valid FAA Letter of Authenticity

Step 12. International Applicants (additional documentation required)

  1. Standardized English Language Test Results – All applicants from countries whose primary language is not English are required to complete one of the following English language assessments. Assessments that are more than 2 years old will not be accepted.

We will accept one the following official language test scores:

  • a minimum score of 80 on the Internet Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (IBTOEFL)
  • a minimum score of 790 or higher on the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
  • a minimum score of 7.0 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

2. Proof of Funding

  • International applicants must provide current evidence of funds available to cover the full cost of tuition, training materials, required fees, and living expenses.  A signed letter of sponsorship must be submitted as well if the applicant will be sponsored by any individual(s) or entity. Additional proof of funding is required for F-2 or M-2 dependents. Speak to your Admissions Officer for a breakdown of fees.

Contact L3 Airline Academy

If you have questions about how to enroll in flight training at L3 Airline Academy , please email our Admissions Department or call +1(407) 330-7020.

According to NAFSA advertising regulation 8 C.F.R. 214.3(j), L3 Airline Academy is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
* L3 Airline Academy does not recruit self sponsored CAAC Cadets in China. Additionally, L3 Airline Academy does not authorize any agents, companies, organizations or persons in China to recruit Self Sponsored CAAC Cadets for L3 Airline Academy in Sanford Florida. Specifically, IASA and Qingdado Tianxiang International Academy are not authorized to recruit self-sponsored CAAC students from China on L3 Airline Academy’s behalf.
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