From SkyWest to a Major Carrier
SkyWest operates in partnership with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines and has a fleet of over 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, Alaska, and Southwest Airlines in as little as two years.
- Up to $15,000 in tuition reimbursement
- Company seniority for benefits eligibility
- Guaranteed final interview for SkyWest First Officer position
- Top seniority at SkyWest ground school
- Access to SkyWest Pilot mentors
- Enhanced introduction to SkyWest, including flight and lodging to SLC, tour of facilities, and more
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 or Professional Pilot Program. Both of these programs include accredited curriculum and 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 or PPP 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, Alaska or Southwest
SkyWest captains can join the Guaranteed Pilot Interview Program to secure an interview with United, Delta, Alaska and Southwest Airlines in as little as 24 months!