Flight-crew Lead Training Rotor Transition Program (FLT RTP) in partnership with SkyWest

FLT Academy & SkyWest have partnered to provide a clear path for Helicopter pilots to launch their career.

Flight-crew Lead Training Rotor Transition Program (FLT RTP) in partnership with SkyWest Airlines

The Flight-crew Lead Training Rotor Transition Program (FLT RTP) in partnership with SkyWest provides a direct path for helicopter pilots to become a commercial airline pilot. There’s never been a better time to become a pilot and now, through our SkyWest partnership, qualifying FLT RTP students can receive $27,500 in tuition reimbursement and bonuses!  As part of our unique partnership, $20,000, in tuition reimbursement, plus SkyWest’s $7,500 military bonus, is available to FLT RTP students aspiring to become one of SkyWest’s more than 4,500 professional pilots:

Program Highlights:

  • 4 – month program rotor to fixed wing multi-engine commercial
  • Once you are fixed-wing certified, complete a review with SkyWest Airlines as you continue training
  • You can start this program no matter how much fixed wing time you have or where you are in your training. The price of the program will be reduced based on your fixed wing time respectively. You will need to call or email to get your specific program price if you already have hours or training

Together, FLT Academy’s partnership with SkyWest Airlines provides exclusive benefits to aspiring pilots:

  • $27,500 available: $7,500 bonus upon completion of SkyWest IOE and the final $20,000 upon completion of the 4 month program
  • 6 – months of no payments and interest during training
  • Easy “everyone is approved” loan. Low interest rates and low monthly payments
  • All the benefits of SkyWest’s Pilot Pathway Program, including an enhanced introduction to SkyWest Airlines, including a visit to company facilities for orientation
  • Mentorship from SkyWest pilots, including regular visits, pilot-taught courses and mock interviews
  • Fly parachute-equipped aircraft for 90% of your training
  • Modern glass panel touch screen avionics in all our planes

The loan and timeline:

The FLT RTP program is 250 hours total of fixed wing PIC time, 10 hours of sim time, and 27 hours of multi-engine time. This amount can be paid in cash or loaned.

$2,000 down payment is required in the program day one.

You will then have no interest or payments on the loan for 6 months from your start date. This allows you to complete our program and start with SkyWest before payments start. There are no early pay off penalties, so feel free to pay off this amount at anytime during the loan.

After you have completed IOE with SkyWest you will receive a $7,500 bonus. This can be directly applied to your loan or paid out to you in cash.

After completing your 4 months at FLT Academy you will receive your $20,000 of tuition reimbursement. If you have already paid off your loan, or $20,000 is greater than the remaining balance, you will receive a check for the remainder.

FLT Academy’s partnership with SkyWest prepares an unmatched path for helicopter pilots to become a commercial airline pilot. Our partner, SkyWest Airlines, is known for a strong culture of professionalism, teamwork, and success. Why wait? Apply for the FLT RTP today.


Get a taste of the exciting world of aviation with an intro flight. One of our professional instructors will take you on a short flight to introduce you to the airplane, the airport, and the thrill of taking the controls of a safe, reliable aircraft for the first time. If you have already taken an intro flight or have experience flying then go to the 2nd step

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