TEXAS- Florida-based Spirit Airlines (NK) has chosen Texas as its destination for expanding its pool of talented and skilled pilots.
Today, the airline proudly announces its partnership with US Aviation Academy in Denton, Texas, as the newest Spirit Wings Pilot Pathway program member.
As a renowned flight school, US Aviation Academy offers comprehensive pilot training and is conveniently situated near one of Spirit’s Pilot crew bases at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
This strategic location enables graduates to foster connections and advance their careers as successful Spirit First Officers.
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Candidates must successfully complete their flight training at US Aviation Academy and achieve approximately 500 hours of total flight time to apply for the program.
If successful in Spirit’s interview process, they will receive a conditional offer of employment, a Spirit Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), and mentorship as they work toward completing the hours required for an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. Further, Program pilots who meet all requirements will join the team as Spirit First Officers.
To be eligible for the program, aspiring candidates are required to complete their flight training at US Aviation Academy. Further, accumulate approximately 500 hours of total flight time.
Upon meeting these prerequisites, they can apply for the program. If selected, candidates will receive a conditional offer of employment from Spirit. Along with a Spirit Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and valuable mentorship.
Throughout the process, they will work towards fulfilling the flight hour requirements for an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. Subsequently, Once all requirements are met, successful program pilots will proudly join the Spirit team as Spirit First Officers.
According to Ryan Rodosta, Senior Director of Flight Operations and System Chief Pilot at Spirit Airlines, “US Aviation Academy possesses all the qualities of an exceptional flight school, and that’s precisely the kind of partnership we seek as we expand our pilot pipeline.”
Subsequently, With the addition of new aircraft and destinations. Our continuous growth provides the perfect opportunity for individuals to embark on a career in the flight deck with us.”
Scott Sykes, Chief Development Officer for US Aviation Academy, expressed enthusiasm about presenting a new career pathway for professional pilots to support Spirit Airlines’ growth.
Further, He emphasized the shared values of innovation, safety, and high-quality training between both companies. Further making them an excellent match for a collaborative partnership.
Spirit Airlines pilots have the opportunity to fly to over 90 destinations across the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Using the industry’s most advanced and fuel-efficient aircraft.
With the addition of more state-of-the-art planes, such as eight new Airbus A321neo aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2023. The First Officers can progress to the role of Captain expeditiously.
The airline’s pilots recently ratified a contract that includes a substantial pay raise. Subsequently, enhanced benefits further enhance their career prospects.
Spirit Airlines is committed to providing its pilots with top-notch training. Further, setting industry standards and ensuring an exceptional quality of life.
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