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SkyWest Airlines Airline Pilot Hiring Partnership

ATP graduates achieve their career goals sooner and have more choices of who to fly for. SkyWest Airlines recruits commercial pilots trained by ATP and is one of ATP's 21 airline partners.

Meet with SkyWest pilot recruiters during an upcoming airline training center visit.

Airline Sponsored Tuition Reimbursement

The Fastest Path to Delta Air Lines.

SkyWest 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 airline sponsored tuition reimbursement. Here’s how you can take advantage of this program:

Step 1
Airline Career Pilot Program

Graduate from the Airline Career Pilot Program with CFIs.

Step 2
Build Experience as a Flight Instructor

Become a flight instructor with ATP — guaranteed instructor job for Airline Career Pilot Program graduates, earning up to $54,500 annually with airline tuition reimbursement.

Step 3
Airline Interview & Airline Tuition Reimbursement

Apply to the Pilot Pathway Program and then attend a Cadet Experience – an enhanced introduction to SkyWest. If you accept SkyWest's offer, they make a financial contribution toward your loan payment and you make a commitment to fly for that airline, activating company seniority. Payments are $17.50 per flight hour, based on how much flight time you acquire each month. If you did not finance your flight training, payments are made directly to you.

Step 4
Airline Pilot Job Placement

About two years after starting flight training, and with approximately $17,500 in airline tuition reimbursement received while working as a flight instructor (exclusive to ATP), complete a guaranteed interview for a first officer position to start your new hire class with SkyWest Airlines.

Step 5
Fly for Your Major Airline

The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program through ATP provides a clear path for pilots to launch their career with SkyWest Airlines and continue their career progression through partnerships with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines.

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Airline Hiring & Placements

Congratulations to these ATP graduates who have achieved the next step in their professional pilot careers. ATP’s airline hiring partnership agreements get ATP graduates hired faster. For more success stories, see all the airline placements.

About SkyWest Airlines Fleet & Crew Bases Information

SkyWest operates in partnership with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines; with nearly 14,000 employees conducting more than 2,100 daily flights.

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  • CRJ-700
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Crew Bases

  • ATL
  • ORD
  • COS
  • DEN
  • FAT
  • IAH
  • LAX
  • MSP
  • PSP
  • PHX
  • PDX
  • SLC
  • SFO
  • SEA
  • TUS

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