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Airline Partnerships

The airline industry features amazing benefits and excellent pay to professional pilots. Envoy and PSA's first officers start earning approximately $58,000 during their first year of employment! ExpressJet and SkyWest airlines also offer competitive pay and excellent work environments for flight crew. LeTourneau University and these airlines have partnered and are proud to offer various airline hiring programs to professional flight students. These programs provide a clear pathway for students interested in working as an airline pilot. To be eligible for these agreements, you must have completed all flight training beyond the Private Pilot certificate at LeTourneau University.

 


Pilot Cadet Program - Envoy

LeTourneau University (LETU) and Envoy have partnered and are proud to offer the Envoy Pilot Cadet Program to LETU professional flight students. This program provides a clear career pathway for students interested in working as an airline pilot.

Students meeting the program requirements can be accepted into the Pilot Cadet Program as soon as they receive their private pilot certificate.  As graduates, program participants work for Envoy as LETU flight instructors. This allows the participant to enjoy employee benefits, including travel privileges, at Envoy while gaining the flight time and experience needed to work as an airline pilot.

Program Benefits:

  • Work as a flight instructor for LeTourneau University or another Envoy partner school to build flight experience while an Envoy employee
  • Receive initial hire date and benefits through Envoy while flight instructing
  • Travel privileges available on American Airlines and Envoy

Learn More about the Pilot Cadet Program

 


Airline Pilot Pathway Program - ExpressJet

LeTourneau University and ExpressJet have partnered to offer qualified professional flight students at LETU a streamlined path to employment with ExpressJet after graduation. Students complete their AP3 Testing during their Junior year, setting them on a path toward a rewarding aviation career.

Program Benefits:

  • Gain mentoring from an EPIC Ambassador, a current ExpressJet pilot who volunteers time to offer career guidance and industry information
  • Receive access to resources to support your career goals
  • Take part in internship opportunities offered through ExpressJet
  • Build professional networking skills
  • Work as a flight instructor for LeTourneau University or another ExpressJet Airlines partner school to build flight experience

Learn More about the Airline Pilot Pathway Program

 


Pilot Cadet Program - PSA Airlines

LeTourneau University (LETU) and PSA Airlines have partnered and are proud to offer the PSA Pilot Cadet Program to LETU professional flight students. This program provides a clear career pathway for students interested in working as an airline pilot.

Students meeting the program requirements can be accepted into the Pilot Cadet Program as soon as they receive their private pilot certificate.  As graduates, program participants work for PSA as LETU flight instructors. This allows the participant to enjoy employee benefits, including travel privileges, at PSA while gaining the flight time and experience needed to work as an airline pilot.

Program Benefits:

  • Work as a flight instructor for LeTourneau University or another Envoy partner school to build flight experience while a PSA Airlines employee
  • Receive initial hire date and benefits through PSA while flight instructing
  • Travel privileges available on American Airlines and PSA

Learn More about the Pilot Cadet Program

 


Pilot Cadet Program - SkyWest Airlines

LeTourneau University and SkyWest Airlines have partnered to provide a direct pathway for selected LETU professional flight students to find employment with SkyWest Airlines after graduation. This partnership with SkyWest Airlines provides LETU students a direct path to pursue their aviation careers.  

Program Benefits:

  • Attend SkyWest Airlines orientation in Denver or Salt Lake City after completing flight instructor certificate
  • Work as a flight instructor for LeTourneau University or another SkyWest Airlines partner school to build flight experience
  • Receive initial hire date from SkyWest Airlines at orientation
  • Build relationships and enjoy open communication with SkyWest pilots and employees through SkyWest Pilot Cadet mentoring program
  • After accruing flight experience and meeting all program requirements, complete a final interview for an opportunity to be a first officer at SkyWest Airlines

Learn More about the Pilot Cadet Program

 


Restricted ATP Certification

Graduates of LETU's professional flight programs are eligible to apply for a restricted-privileges Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.  This credential can be granted to an individual with as few as 1,000 hours of flight time, and allows them to serve as an airline co-pilot until they obtain the 1,500 hours required for an unrestricted ATP certification.

Program Benefits:

  • Reduced amount of flight experience required before being eligible for hire at an airline

 

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