Airlines Offering Help Paying for Flight School

Compare Regional Airline Partnerships Airline Sponsored Financial Assistance & Benefits

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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
Horizon Air
GoJet 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 Financial Assistance Comparison

ATP's regional airline partnerships reduce the cost of a pilot's flight training. With ATP's airline hiring partnerships, you will get the most options and the best flexibility for who to fly for. Below is a comparison of pilot salary information and how much ATP's partnerships will reduce the cost of your flight training and affect first year wages at the regional airlines.

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Base Pay Overtime Per Diem Signing/Retention Bonus Tuition Reimbursement

Regional Airlines Comparison Pilot Pay Incentives Overview

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 these incentives.

Tuition Reimbursement Airline Sponsorship Receive Employee Benefits as CFI Path to Major Airline
Per Flight Hour Total (TR) Cadet Bonus (CB) Paid as Instructor Paid First Year as First Officer
Envoy Air
$5,000 $5,000 (CB) $13,000 Bonus American Airlines
GoJet Airlines
$5 $11,000 $5,000 (TR) $6,000 (TR)
$15,000 Bonus
Delta Air Lines
Silver Airways
$5 $11,000 $5,000 (TR) $6,000 (TR)
$1,000 Bonus
Piedmont Airlines
$5 $11,000 $7,500 $5,000 (TR)
$7,500 (CB)
$6,000 (TR)
$13,000 Bonus
American Airlines
Horizon Air
$5 $11,000 $5,000 (TR) $6,000 (TR)
$4,000 Bonus
Alaska Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines
$5 $11,000 $5,000 (TR) $6,000 (TR)
$10,000 Bonus
United Airlines
CommutAir
$5 $11,000 $5,000 (TR) $6,000 (TR) United Airlines
Republic Airways
$5 $11,000 $5,000 (TR) $6,000 (TR) Delta Air Lines
Bonuses have been adjusted to account for Tuition Reimbursement where applicable. Refer to airline websites for complete details on total bonus amount and payout structure.

Total Tuition Reimbursement Comparison of Airline Partners

Envoy Air, Horizon Air, GoJet 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. Some of the payments are received while you are a certified flight instructor at ATP and some are received once you transition to your airline.

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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.

18/mo

Horizon Air

24/mo

Envoy Air

Flow Through Agreements

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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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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
Envoy Air
GoJet Airlines
Silver Airways
Piedmont Airlines
Horizon Air
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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