ExpressJet Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., is an American airline founded in 1976 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. ExpressJet operates 2,000+ flights per day to 190+ destinations in the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Through capacity purchase agreements, ExpressJet operates as American Eagle, Delta Connection and United ExpressJet with an all-jet fleet of Bombardier CRJ200, CRJ700 and CRJ900, and Embraer ERJ145 and ERJ135 aircraft.

ExpressJet is currently hiring 40 first officer pilots per month, and has partnered with Aerosim Flight Academy to create a direct pathway to a career at ExpressJet through the Airline Pilot Pathway Program (AP3). Aerosim students who complete the AP3 requirements, as outlined below, are guaranteed a job offer at ExpressJet. Aerosim Flight Academy can help make your dream of flying for ExpressJet Airlines a reality.

Below are the necessary steps to take to join ExpressJet 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
  • Jet Transition Training Course (CRJ200 FAA Level 5 FTD)
  • Interview preparation for ExpressJet Airlines

*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: Minimum Requirements for Employment

  • ATP CTP  and written provided by ExpressJet at no cost to you as part of paid training
  • 1500 hours total time:
    • 500hrs Cross-Country Time (100 hours PIC)
    • 75hrs Instrument Time
    • 25hrs Multi-Engine Time
    • 100hrs Night Time (25 hours PIC)
    • 250hrs Pilot-in-Command Time
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Ability to hold a FAA First Class Medical certificate
  • Commercial/Multi/Instrument
  • 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 ExpressJet

For more information on ExpressJet Airlines careers, hiring requirements and perks, visit Express Jet Careers.  To learn more about the Aerosim Flight Academy/ExpressJet Pathway Program click here. Speak to an Aerosim Flight Academy Admissions officer today to get started.

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