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ATP graduates achieve their career goals sooner and have more choices of who to fly for. Mesa Airlines recruits commercial pilots trained by ATP and is one of ATP's 38 airline partners.

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Mesa Cadet ProgramSummary of Mesa's Benefits

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Mesa Airlines has selected ATP as a preferred training provider to build their pilot pipelines with the best training in the fastest time frame possible, offering Airline Career Pilot Program students the following benefits to help offset the cost of paying for flight school and help you land the best job in the world, flying as an airline pilot.

Fast Track to the Majors

Take advantage of the United Aviate program through ATP and Mesa Airline's status as a United Express® Aviate partner airline to fast track your career progression to United Airlines®.

Pilot Career Path and BenefitsSteps to Participate in the Program

The Most Secure Path to United

  1. Step 1

    Airline Career Pilot Program

    Begin flight training in the Airline Career Pilot Program.

    United Aviate

    If your goal is to fly for United, apply to join the United Aviate program after earning your private pilot certificate. Aviate through ATP offers you an accelerated path to a career at United with added benefits.

  2. Step 2

    Build Experience as a Flight Instructor

    Become an instructor with ATP's — certified instructor job for Airline Career Pilot Program graduates.

  3. Step 3

    Airline Interview

    As a certified flight instructor, complete an interview with Mesa Airlines.

  4. Step 4

    Airline Pilot Job Placement

    In two years after starting flight training, start your new hire class with Mesa Airlines.

  5. Step 5

    Fly for United

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    Upon acceptance to Aviate, you’ll receive a conditional job offer for a First Officer position with United. After 1,200 hours flying for Mesa as a Pilot In Command (PIC), you will be eligible to transition to United.

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