Airlines Offering Help Paying for Flight School

Airlines Offering Tuition Reimbursement Options for Paying for Flight School

ATP graduates have more choices of who to fly for and achieve their goals sooner. Airlines are hiring commercial pilots trained by ATP and ATP's partner airlines are reimbursing pilot training tuition.

Envoy Air
Skywest Airlines
Mesa Airlines
Horizon Air
GoJet Airlines
Trans States Airlines
Compass Airlines
Piedmont Airlines
Silver Airways
ExpressJet Airlines
CommutAir
Republic Airways

ATP is your fast track airline career solution from zero time to 1500 hours with airline tuition reimbursement, sponsored by ATP’s airline partners. Each partner airline offers their own unique advantages, providing multiple options for students paying for flight school. Below you'll find a comparison of some key areas such as first year wages, flow through agreements, fleet, crew bases, and more. For detailed information, visit PilotJobs.com.

Commercial Pilot Pay Effective First Year Wages

The shortage of qualified pilots has created competition amongst regional airlines, prompting them to offer substantial incentives in the form of signing and retention bonuses, as well as participation in ATP's Tuition Reimbursement Program. Below is a summary of how these incentives affect first year wages.

Base Pay Overtime Per Diem Signing/Retention Bonus Tuition Reimbursement

airline-pay-compared-07-12-19$30,000$50,000$70,000$90,000$10,000

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Upgrade Times for Regional Airline Captains

With strong demand for commercial pilots at the major airline level, regional airlines are experiencing quick Captain upgrade times.

30/mo

Envoy Air

30/mo

Horizon Air

24/mo

SkyWest Airlines

36/mo

Trans States Airlines

Flow Through Agreements

american-airlines

Envoy Air and Piedmont have flow through agreements with American Airlines, providing a direct path to a legacy carrier. Envoy projects upgrade to Captain in 2.5 years and flow through to American in just over 5 years.

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Tuition Reimbursement Pilot Career Path & Benefits

SkyWest Airlines, Envoy Air, Horizon Air, Mesa Airlines, GoJet Airlines, Compass Airlines, Trans States Airlines, Silver Airways, Piedmont, ExpressJet Airlines, Republic Airways, and CommutAir participate in the Tuition Reimbursement Program, offering you the following benefits to help offset the cost of paying for flight school.

Start Flight Training with Zero Experience
Graduate Airline Career Pilot Program
9 Months
Tuition Reimbursement & Airline Benefits Begin
300-500 Hours Total Time
Fly for Your Airline
About 2 Years

$5/hr

Airline Tuition Reimbursement

$5 Per Flight Hour as an ATP Flight Instructor

$500/mo

Airline Tuition Reimbursement

$500 Monthly Payments for First 12 Months as First Officer

$11k

Total Airline Tuition Reimbursement

Envoy Air

Envoy Air Cadet Program

If Envoy Air is your airline of choice, you'll become an Envoy employee while you continue to instruct for ATP, allowing you to take advantage of the following benefits offered by the airline.

$18k

$18,000 in Total Financial Assistance

Including $5,000 Bonus Paid as a CFI

$5k

$5,000 Bonus Paid as a CFI

Plus $13,000 Paid While Flying for Envoy

Benefits

Travel Privileges; Comprehensive Health, Dental & Vision Coverage; Retirement; Profit Sharing

Aircraft Fleet Comparison

ERJ-170/175/190
american-erj-175
  • Passengers: 70-99
  • Speed: Up to 481 KTS
  • Service Ceiling: 41,000'
  • Range: Up to 2,450 NM
CRJ-200/700/900
crj-700-united
  • Passengers: 50-90
  • Speed: Up to 470 KTS
  • Service Ceiling: 41,000'
  • Range: Up to 2,000 NM
ERJ-135/145
american-erj-145
  • Passengers: 37-50
  • Speed: Up to 470 KTS
  • Service Ceiling: 37,000'
  • Range: Up to 2,000 NM
Turboprop
silver-airways-saab-340
  • Passengers: 34-78
  • Speed: Up to 360 KTS
  • Service Ceiling: 27,000'
  • Range: Up to 1,360 NM
ERJ-170/175/190 CRJ-200/700/900 ERJ-135/145 Turboprop
Mesa Airlines
Compass Airlines
Envoy Air
GoJet Airlines
Trans States Airlines
Silver Airways
Piedmont Airlines
Horizon Air
Skywest Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines
CommutAir
Republic Airways

Crew Bases

This interactive map shows crew bases for tuition reimbursement partner airlines across the US. Visit AirlinePilot.life to learn more about commuting to work as an airline pilot.

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