How to Enroll at L3 Airline Academy

We want to make the application process as easy as possible for students. Below is a checklist of pilot training requirements to help you understand what you need to do in order to enroll at L3 Airline Academy. Please note: All applicants must be at least 17 years old.

Step 1: Completed and signed application for admission

Step 2: Submit a $150 USD application fee to the 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 explaining why you'd like to enroll 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)

  • United States Citizens (including individuals from DC, Puerto Rico, Us Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Island, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Island):
    • Valid US passport or Passport Card
    • And Certificate of Birth Abroad (if applicable)
    • And Certificate of Naturalization (if applicable)
  • OR – Any two of the following:
    • State issued Birth Certificate
    • Unexpired government issued photo ID
    • U.S. Military ID Card
    • Native American Tribal Card
  • Permanent Residents:
    • Valid international passport
    • And Unexpired Permanent Resident Card

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

Contact L3 Airline Academy

If you have questions about any step in the process, please email our Admissions Department or call 1-800-U-CAN-FLY (800-822-6359).

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