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College of Education and Professional Studies

Airline Partnerships

If your ultimate aspiration is to become an airline pilot, it's important to plan ahead and understand which opportunities will help you attain that goal. If you're serious about the airlines, consider participating in an airline pathway program as a way to guide your professional development and create valuable industry connections.

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Central Washington University's aviation program has partnered with ExpressJet to assist our students in following a path to an airline career. The Airline Pilot Pathway Program (AP3) sets guidelines for students to follow throughout their flight training and coursework, culminating in a first officer position at ExpressJet once all other requirements are met. Students interview for the program while they are still attending school, and if accepted receive a guaranteed job after program completion . During this time, students will receive mentorship and industry connections from ExpressJet in addition to other opportunities for advancement already available through Central's aviation department.  

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Horizon Air

Horizon has partnered with Central Washington University to provide a defined path and financial assistance for talented aviators to become airline pilots.  Our industry-leading Pilot Development Program allows students opportunities to develop skills and gain flying experience through mentoring and a key financial stipend.​  Please contact the department for more details.

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