SkyWest Airlines is the place for pilots who want to Take Control of Their Pilot Careers. SkyWest is now offering up to $17,500 in tuition reimbursement for fixed-wing transition training + a $7,500 bonus for military aviators, providing a direct path for rotor pilots to become a professional SkyWest pilot.

Why Military Pilots Choose SkyWest
  • Strong culture of professionalism, teamwork and success
  • 18 domiciles across the U.S.
  • Upgrade as soon as you meet FAR Part 121-436 Requirements. And as your seniority will hold; upgrade possible in as little as three months
  • Best-in-class training for your pilot career, and we’ll cover your CTP
  • More new aircraft than any other regional airline, and industry-leading maintenance reliability
  • Excellent quality of life with great work rules including cancellation pay and soft-time pay
  • Great compensation plus industry-leading 401(k) match and profit sharing bonuses
  • More opportunity and exposure than any other regional pilot job – key flying agreements with United, Delta, American and Alaska Airlines
Frequently Asked Questions

When can I sign up for the Rotor Transition Program?
Apply for the Rotor Transition Program (RTP) as soon as you enroll in flight training by clicking here and completing the Pilot Pathway application. The sooner you apply, the sooner your RTP benefits will start. 

Why should I join the Rotor Transition Program?
The SkyWest RTP provides a direct path for rotor pilots to enter the commercial aviation industry. You’ll begin accruing company seniority, will receive an enhanced introduction to SkyWest, and have access to mentors and interview prep. You’re also eligible for up to $17,500 in tuition reimbursement for fixed-wing transition training and an additional $7,500 bonus for military aviators.  

Are non-U.S. military eligible for the military bonus?
The $7,500 military bonus is available for those with a DD214 form, which is specific to U.S. military personnel. All rotor pilots are eligible for up to $17,500 in tuition reimbursement. 

When should I apply to the first officer position?
RTP pilots should apply as first officers once they are within 4-6 months of receiving their ATP or R-ATP requirements. This will help you transition into training and to start flying as quickly as possible. 

For rotor/power lift pilots, what fixed-wing hours are needed to qualify for R-ATP?
You must have the following:

  • 250 PIC or SIC acting as PIC
  • 100 PIC Cross Country
  • 25 PIC Night
  • 25 Hours Multi in an airplane*

*Talk with your SkyWest recruiter if you need additional information. 

Do military sorties count toward flight hour requirements?
No, we are not able to accept sortie conversions based on FAA requirements.

Are military sims accepted on logbooks?
For SIM time to count on your logbook, the SIM must be approved by the FAA. Military SIMs often do not meet this requirement.

 

Domicile Map
 
First Officer
Captain
DEN
01-11-2022
11-19-2019
DTW
03-22-2022
02-25-2022
IAH
12-28-2021
08-23-2019
MSP
04-05-2022
12-06-2019
PHX
10-19-2021
09-27-2019
SFO
11-30-2021
04-23-2019
TUS
11-16-2021
12-28-2021
 
First Officer
Captain
COS
01-11-2022
05-18-2021
DFW
12-14-2021
11-19-2019
FAT
02-25-2022
01-17-2020
LAX
10-05-2021
12-06-2019
ORD
01-25-2022
12-31-2019
PSP
09-21-2021
08-06-2019
SLC
11-16-2021
02-12-2019
 
First Officer
Captain
DEN
10-26-2021
08-03-2021
LAX
02-04-2022
05-18-2021
ORD
02-18-2022
06-22-2021
SAN
01-04-2022
06-21-2019
SFO
03-15-2022
01-21-2020
 
First Officer
Captain
BOI
03-15-2022
08-31-2021
IAH
11-22-2021
03-15-2022
MSP
03-15-2022
11-01-2019
PDX
10-12-2021
06-18-2007
SEA
03-15-2022
09-28-2021
SLC
03-15-2022
10-04-2019

The dates displayed are the most junior for each location.