Envoy Pilot Pipeline Program Details

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements for students to be eligible for inclusion in the pipeline program include the following:

  • Students must be at least a sophomore enrolled in LETU’s professional aviation pilot program with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and minimum 3.0 GPA in their cumulative aviation courses.
  • They must hold at least an instrument rating and sign a release form authorizing Envoy to review his or her academic, aeronautical and other university and FAA records.
  • They must complete their commercial, instrument, multi-engine certificates and ratings at LETU and complete LETU’s Advanced Air Transport Pilot Curriculum.

Students also must be U.S. citizens or possess the legal right to work in the U.S. including the right to travel to and from the cities Envoy serves. They must also successfully complete a list of tests and panel interviews.

The student will be monitored by Envoy and LETU for attendance, traffic violations, FAA actions, flight training records and criminal records. Upon the successful completion of the student phase, they will be given a conditional offer of employment for a Pipeline Instructor position with Envoy.


Pipeline Program Phases

The Envoy Pilot Pipeline Program includes four phases.

Phase One

LETU will recommend and Envoy will interview eligible students who elect to enter the Pipeline Program, where Envoy and LETU will monitor their performance. Students will attend mentoring events at the academy sponsored by Envoy and the university. Students will need to satisfy Pipeline Student Requirements to move to the second phase.

Phase Two

In the second phase, if LETU has a certified flight instructor position open, the university shall guarantee an interview for students in the pipeline program. Students must have completed the CFI course for the opportunity to be hired by Envoy as a Pipeline Instructor and placed by Envoy at LETU to provide certified flight instruction services.

The candidate must be successful in meeting LETU’s requirements as a certified flight instructor and maintain these requirements while providing such services to the university. If LETU does not have a CFI position available, Envoy will attempt to place the candidate in a certified flight instructor position with another flight school affiliating with the pipeline program.

Once the candidate is placed in a flight school as a certified flight instructor, Envoy will enter into an employment agreement with the pipeline instructor to be an employee of Envoy, eligible for health benefits an travel privileges, and if hired by Envoy as a first officer, the individual will remain in that position for two years from the start of First Officer training.

Phase Three

In the third phase, once the pipeline instructor completes the Federal Aviation Administration’s required flight hours for commercial passenger airline pilots, if Envoy is hiring first officers at that time, it will admit such Pipeline Instructor in Envoy’s First Officer training program. Pipeline Instructors who enter into First Officer training and sign a two-year letter of commitment will receive a $10,000 scholarship.

Phase Four

The fourth phase of the agreement includes a guaranteed interview with American Airlines, which has agreed to grant interviews to all pilots hired by Envoy after October 2011.


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