CSA has partnered with SkyWest, giving you direct access to the tools, support and guidance needed to start your career as an airline pilot. As a partner with SkyWest Airlines, CSA students may apply to become a SkyWest cadet through the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program. In addition, CSA students will be able to attend an enhanced SkyWest orientation, receive increased company seniority and interact with SkyWest pilot mentors as they gain experience that will help them as they transition to becoming a commercial pilot.

Upcoming Events

You must attend the 2023 Orientation to be eligible for 2024 events.

  • December 2023:  Pilot Pathway Program Orientation: Monday 12/4 @5:30pm-7pm.

  • January 2024: Professionalism Workshop: Tuesday 1/16 @ 3pm-4pm.

  • February 2024: Human Factors Workshop: Thursday 2/8 @ 3pm-4pm.

  • March 2024: Areas of Vulnerability Workshop: Tuesday 3/19 @ 3pm-4pm.

  • April 2024:

    Pilot Pathway Program Orientation: Friday 4/5 @ 4pm-5:30pm.

    Leadership, Command and Mentoring Workshop: Tuesday 4/23 @ 3pm-4pm.

  • May 2024: Schedules and FAR Workshop: Thursday 5/16 @ 3pm-4pm.

  • June 2024:

    121 Ops and Specs Workshop [VIRTUAL]: Wednesday 6/12 @ 3pm-4pm.

    Pilot Pathway Program Orientation: Tuesday 6/18 @ 5:30pm-7pm.

  • July 2024:  Pilot Pay and Perks Workshop [VIRTUAL]: Tuesday 7/9 @ 3pm-4pm.

  • August 2024: IFR and Jeppesen Workshop [VIRTUAL]: Tuesday 8/20 @ 3pm-4pm.

  • September 2024:

    Pilot Pathway Program Orientation: Tuesday 9/3 @ 5:30pm-7pm.

    Preparing for a Future in Aviation Workshop: Tuesday 9/17 @ 3pm-4pm.

  • October 2024:  Turbine Engines and Complex Systems Workshop: Thursday 10/17 @ 3pm-4pm.

  • November 2024:  Turbine Engines and Complex Systems Workshop: Thursday 10/17 @ 3pm-4pm.

Program Benefits:

  • A guaranteed final interview for a First Officer position at SkyWest Airlines.

  • Increased pilot seniority within their ground school class.

  • An employee number at SkyWest Airlines and credit for time as a cadet for the purposes of benefit eligibility and company seniority.

  • Opportunities to interact with and receive mentor-ship from SkyWest pilots.

Program Details:

  • Payment is contingent upon successful completion of IOE.

  • Contract includes 2 years of employment at SkyWest Airlines.

The Pilot Pathway Program allows students to remain at CSA to complete their flight training and build flight time as a flight instructor, until they are able to meet SkyWest’s Airline Transport Pilot standards. Each cadet is mentored by SkyWest pilots and may have the opportunity to participate in SkyWest recruiting events and outreach programs.

The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program prepares a clear path for pilots to launch their career at SkyWest Airlines, where you enjoy the strong culture of professionalism, teamwork and success that SkyWest is known for.

If you have any other questions about this program, please feel free to contact CSA today.

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