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
COS
05-17-2022
01-17-2020
DFW
04-05-2022
01-17-2020
FAT
03-22-2022
01-17-2020
LAX
11-16-2021
12-06-2019
ORD
07-26-2022
08-24-2021
PSP
11-02-2021
08-06-2019
SLC
05-31-2022
02-18-2021
 
First Officer
Captain
ATL
03-08-2022
10-19-2021
DEN
07-12-2022
06-14-2022
DTW
07-26-2022
06-28-2022
IAH
01-11-2022
07-19-2019
MSP
07-26-2022
02-03-2021
PHX
01-11-2022
10-05-2021
SFO
02-25-2022
02-03-2021
TUS
04-19-2022
12-28-2021
 
First Officer
Captain
DEN
04-26-2022
10-26-2021
LAX
05-10-2022
03-01-2022
ORD
06-07-2022
08-03-2021
SAN
04-26-2022
12-13-2019
SFO
06-21-2022
03-15-2022
 
First Officer
Captain
BOI
07-19-2022
02-03-2021
IAH
04-12-2022
04-26-2022
MSP
07-05-2022
07-19-2022
PDX
07-19-2022
12-21-2017
SEA
07-19-2022
09-28-2021
SLC
07-19-2022
09-21-2021

The dates displayed are the most junior for each location.