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
  • 19 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
01-29-2024
07-24-2023
DFW
07-24-2023
11-27-2023
FAT
01-29-2024
11-30-2021
LAX
01-15-2024
06-29-2021
ORD
01-03-2024
01-15-2024
SFO
11-13-2023
03-01-2019
TUS
01-15-2024
11-30-2021
 
First Officer
Captain
ATL
05-01-2023
03-20-2023
DEN
01-29-2024
07-26-2022
DTW
09-18-2023
11-20-2023
IAH
07-10-2023
12-28-2021
MSP
01-03-2024
12-28-2021
PHX
01-03-2024
11-16-2021
SLC
11-27-2023
02-18-2021
 
First Officer
Captain
DEN
01-08-2024
02-18-2022
LAX
01-22-2024
06-07-2022
ORD
12-27-2023
01-22-2024
PHX
01-22-2024
09-12-2022
SEA
11-20-2023
12-21-2021
SLC
01-22-2024
05-10-2022
 
First Officer
Captain
BOI
01-22-2024
03-13-2023
IAH
12-11-2023
01-08-2024
MSP
12-11-2023
11-27-2023
PDX
12-11-2023
03-15-2022
SAN
12-27-2023
05-10-2022
SFO
01-22-2024
06-18-2023

The dates displayed are the most junior for each location.