Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation operates as a regional airline in the United States. Founded in 1965, Air Wisconsin schedules approximately 500 departures per day system-wide to about 26 states and 2 Canadian provinces. With service to approximately 70 cities throughout North America, Air Wisconsin carries nearly 7 million passengers per year. Air Wisconsin works in partnership with American Airlines operating as American Eagle providing flying services throughout the eastern region.

Below are the necessary steps to take to reach Air Wisconsin Airlines:

Step 1: Minimum Requirements for Aerosim Flight Academy

  • Must be US citizen or resident
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Proof of English proficiency (FAR 61.103 must read, speak, write and understand English language)
  • Note: Must pass FAA first class medical certificate, drug test and background test during enrollment process
  • Minimum age 17*

*Applicant must turn 18 no more than six months after enrolling at the academy.

Step 2: Selection Process

  • Enrollment application
  • Obtain FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Flight Training Records release form to airline

Step 3: Enrollment Process

  • Proof of funding
  • Authorization to obtain health insurance form
  • TSA registration

Step 4: Flight Training

Aerosim Flight Academy Professional Pilot Program Overview:

  • Private Pilot License
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Multi-Engine Certificate
  • Commercial Single-Engine Add-on Rating
  • Certified Flight Instructor Certificate

Professional Pilot Program (transfer student)*:

  • *Private Pilot License completed outside of Aerosim Flight Academy
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Multi-Engine Certificate
  • Commercial Single-Engine Add-on Rating
  • Certified Flight Instructor Certificate

Course Design:

Ground Training: 660 hours

  • Introduction to Aviation Communication
  • Private Pilot Single Ground School
  • Instrument Airplane Ground School
  • Commercial Pilot Multi-Ground School
  • Flight Instructor Single Ground School


Flight Training:

  • Private Pilot Single Flight Lab: Cirrus SR20
  • Instrument Airplane Flight Lab: Cirrus SR20
  • Commercial Pilot Multi-Flight Lab: PA-44 Seminole
  • Commercial Single-Add Flight Lab: Cirrus SR20
  • Flight Instructor Single Flight Lab: Cirrus SR20/PA-28

Simulator Training:

  • Cirrus SR20 FAA Level 6 FTD, PA-44 Seminole FTD

Step 5: Aerosim Academy Flight Instruction & Time Building

  • Interview for Aerosim Flight Academy Flight Instructor position*
  • Instruct Aerosim Flight Academy Students
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Course
  • Multi-Engine Instructor Course
  • Interview preparation for Air Wisconsin

*Upon successful completion of the Professional Pilot Program, Aerosim Flight Academy will guarantee students an interview to be potentially employed as a Flight Instructor. Hiring is based on multiple factors, including candidates’ past training performance, communication and teaching skills, and the needs of the company, as well as successful completion of Aerosim Flight Academy’s Certified Flight Instructor Standardization Course.

Step 6: Interview for Air Wisconsin First Officer Position

Minimum Requirements for Interview:

  • ATP written completed
  • 1500 hours total time:
    • 500hrs Cross-Country Time (100 hours PIC)
    • 75hrs Instrument Time
    • 75hrs Multi-Engine Time
    • 100hrs Night Time (25 hours PIC)
    • 250hrs Pilot-in-Command Time
  • Minimum Age: 23
  • First Class Medical certificate
  • Commercial/Multi/Instrument, CFI, CFII, and MEI Rated
  • Drug Test & Background Check
  • FCC Radiotelephone Operator’s Permit (RP)
  • Academy Recommendations
  • Checkride or examination performance (Failures: 0 preferred, 1 acceptable, 2+ case by case)

Step 7: Employment at Air Wisconsin Airlines

For more information on Air Wisconsin Airlines employment, careers and hiring requirements please visit their website at the Air Wisconsin Careers webpage. Click here to learn more about the Air Wisconsin Pathway Program with Aerosim Flight Academy and speak to an admissions officer.

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