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SkyWest Airlines

Pilot Pathway Program

SkyWest’s Pilot Pathway Program provides a clear path for students to launch their pilot career and offers company benefits including enhanced seniority, access to experienced pilot mentors, and a guaranteed final interview for a first officer position at SkyWest. 

As an Elite Partner with SkyWest Airlines, eligible CAU students have direct access to SkyWest’s Pilot Pathway Program and qualify for elite access to partnership benefits. These additional benefits include tuition reimbursement programs up to $15,000, exclusive workshops and events, and access to a direct SkyWest liaison committed to CAU students. 

Plus, once hired by SkyWest they will have access to a guaranteed pilot interview with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines or Southwest Airlines in as little as 24 months after becoming a captain.

Potential Pilot Career Pathway*

Cadet Program Highlights

Mentorship From SkyWest Pilots

Seniority Benefits Begins

Guaranteed Interview For First Officer Position

$15,000 In Tuition Reimbursement

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Pilot Pathway Benefits

  • Enhanced introduction to SkyWest Airlines
  • $15,000 in tuition reimbursement after completion of IOE
  • Mentorship from SkyWest pilots, interview prep, and ongoing association with crewmembers
  • Seniority benefits start to accrue
  • Guaranteed final interview for a first officer position at SkyWest during hiring periods
  • Top seniority within SkyWest’s ground school class

Access to Major Airlines*

  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Alaskan Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines

*Denotes partnership, but eligible regional pilots may also flow to other major airlines.

About SkyWest Airlines

SkyWest Airlines partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Headquartered in St. George, Utah, their fleet of more than 520 aircraft connects passengers to 260 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest Airlines pilots have more opportunity and access than any other regional pilots, allowing them to truly Take Control of Their Pilot Careers. In addition to excellent pay, industry-leading profit sharing bonuses and 401(k) match, SkyWest pilots enjoy rapid upgrade times. Join our team and Take Control of Your Pilot Career today.

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Updated December 2022

CAU Students at SkyWest

Matthew Waldman-First Officer-SkyWest

Matthew Waldman
First Officer at SkyWest
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics Graduate

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