L3 Airline Academy Partners with SkyWest Airlines on a Pilot Cadet Program

Sanford, FL – November 19, 2013 – L3 Airline Academy is proud to announce a collaborative agreement with SkyWest Airlines on a new Pilot Cadet Program. The program is designed to give students earning a professional pilot degree additional opportunity toward becoming a SkyWest Airlines first officer.

Students in the Pilot Cadet Program must maintain a minimum grade point average, complete advanced jet training courses and attain the FAA ratings of Commercial Pilot/Instrument and Multi-engine, and Certified Flight Instructor/Instrument. Upon successful completion of the program and the ATP written exam, pilot cadets will have a guaranteed final interview for a first officer position at SkyWest Airlines.

“This is an amazing opportunity for our cadets to get exposure to SkyWest prior to flying for them,” said Hank Coates, Vice President at L3 Airline Academy . “We are excited about this program and partnership with SkyWest Airlines and what it can do for the Academy and our pilots long-term.”

The SkyWest Airlines Pilot Cadet Program is a unique opportunity for graduates of the accredited L3 Airline AcademyProfessional Pilot Program who are looking to secure a position as a commercial pilot at SkyWest Airlines. After undergoing the necessary screening, orientation, and meeting all program qualifications, cadets will have the benefits of being individually mentored by SkyWest pilots, and may have the opportunity to participate in SkyWest recruiting events and outreach programs.

Students who are interested in the SkyWest Pilot Cadet Program can contact L3 Airline Academy at +1 (407) 430-4100.

About SkyWest Airlines

As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways. With a fleet of 331 aircraft, SkyWest’s more than 10,500 aviation professionals operate nearly 1,700 flights each day to 177 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah. Visit www.skywest.com for more information and follow @SkyWestAirlines on Twitter.

About L3 Airline Academy

L3 Airline Academy is an accredited flight school by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) that was originally created by the airlines (Delta Air Lines and Comair) and is located in the heart of central Florida, USA. L3 Airline AcademyAcademy offers flight training courses approved by the FAA, CAAC and EASA (in accordance with the Belgian Flight School). The training is rooted in the discipline required to turn students into successful airline pilots and meet the expectations of airlines worldwide. For more information, visit www.afa.edu.

L3 Airline Academy Contacts

Nelson Perez, L3 Airline Academy  Pilot Pathway Coordinator  +1 (407) 430-4191

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