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Virgin Atlantic Future Flyers Program

Virgin Atlantic Future Flyers Program

Virgin Atlantic Future Flyers Program

Virgin Atlantic is one of the world's most iconic airlines and is working with L3 Airline Academy to deliver innovative solutions for airline pilot training.


This L3 Airline Academy Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) Airline Pilot career program – 'Virgin Atlantic Future Flyers' – is at the leading edge of Airline Pilot training innovation.


Selected and mentored by Virgin Atlantic from day one, you will embark upon a unique Route of training that will take you to the role of First Officer on Airbus A330 aircraft, flying long-haul routes across the globe.


Throughout your training, you will join fellow trainee Airline Pilots to experience the skies in spectacular parts of the world; as well as sharing adventures and making new friends that will last a lifetime.


Successful graduation from this MPL route will provide you with:


  • A Multi-crew Pilot License on A330 aircraft
  • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge and examination passes
  • A330 Type Rating


Upon commencement of First Officer flying with Virgin Atlantic, you will continue to gain Line Oriented Experience (LOE) which will conclude with a final 'line check' with a Virgin Atlantic training captain. This experience may also contribute towards your BSc Degree (if elected as an option).

Key Features

  • Fully mentored and supported program from L3 Airline Academy with Virgin Atlantic


  • Employment as a First Officer on Airbus A330 aircraft with Virgin Atlantic on successful completion of training


  • Provision of Performance Protection


  • Access to a 'Training Bond Sponsorship' solution from L3 Airline Academy


  • Repayment of 'Training Bond' (over nine years) in addition to salary once fully employed by Virgin Atlantic


  • Option to include the Middlesex University BSc (honours) degree in professional aviation pilot practice with potential access to uk government student loan funding*


  • Training on the latest generation EFIS and tas-equipped aircraft and simulators including upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT)


*Subject to eligibility criteria