L3Harris Flight Academy

SkyWest Airlines

L3Harris Flight Academy and SkyWest Airlines have come together to provide L3Harris cadets with access to resources and guidance to make a seamless transition from flight school to an airline career!

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From SkyWest to a Major Carrier

Enrolling in our Accelerated Airline Pilot Track will provide you with opportunity to apply to join SkyWest's Pilot Pathway Program.

SkyWest operates in partnership with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines and has a fleet of nearly 500 aircraft!

The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program provides a direct path to the flight deck for exceptional pilots with a desire to take control of their aviation careers.

SkyWest is a great place to create a lifelong pilot career. They also want to support those who are interested in other flying opportunities and are excited to provide captains with a Guaranteed Pilot Interview Program with Delta, United and Alaska Airlines.


Benefits include:

  • Up to $15,000 in tuition reimbursement
  • Up to two years of company seniority for benefits eligibility
  • Guaranteed interview for SkyWest First Officer position
  • Top seniority at SkyWest ground school
  • Access to SkyWest Pilot mentors
  • Enhanced introduction to SkyWest

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How the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Works

Step 1 - Enroll at L3Harris

The first step in your journey to becoming an airline pilot is to enroll in our Accelerated Airline Pilot Track. This program includes airline oriented training that can take you from no experience to becoming a Certified Flight Instructor in as little as 15 months!

Step 2 - Build your experience

Becoming a Flight Instructor is one of the best ways to build up your flight time. Those that complete our AAPT are guaranteed an interview to flight instruct at L3Harris Flight Academy in Florida. Our Instructors fly an average of 100 hours per month and 96% of our cadets who stay at L3Harris to instruct are placed at an airline!

Step 3 - Apply to the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program

If your application is accepted, you will begin to receive the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program benefits! Being accepted means you will have a direct path to the flight deck!

Step 4 - Become an airline pilot

After reaching the FAA mandated 1500 hours of flight time, you will be eligible to earn your Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. Upon completion of your ATP and SkyWest training, you will officially be an airline pilot!

Step 5 - Fly at Delta, United, or Alaska

SkyWest captains can join the Guaranteed Pilot Interview Program to secure an interview with United, Delta, or Alaska Airlines in as little as 24 months!

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Need Financial Aid?

Students can access funding for up to 100% of the program cost via flight school loans.

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