Airline Pilot Programs


McAir Commercial Pilot Airline Programs

Fastest, Proven Path to Become an Airline Pilot

McAir is your airline pilot training solution from zero experience to airline pilot job, with airline tuition reimbursement and more hiring partnerships that are proven to get you to the airlines first.

As an McAir graduate you have more options and access to every major airline. Choose who you want to fly for and our accelerated training path will get you there first, proven by more graduates flying for airlines than any other academy.

From Zero Experience to Commercial Airline Pilot in About 2 Years

Our career pipeline programs are the most efficient and dependable way to launch your career in aviation.


Pilot Training Phase
8 to 12 months

First Solo Flight
Private Pilot License
Commercial Pilot License


Paid Flight Instructor Phase
14 to 18 months

Certified Flight Instructor License
Graduate with all Ratings
and Certifications


Your Career Begins!
24 months

Guaranteed Final Interview
with an Airline Partner while
contining your college degree


Airline Partners

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SkyWest Airlines

SkyWest Airlines and McAir Aviation have joined forces to open the door to your professional pilot career! Unlike most internships in the aviation industry today, you’ll receive compensation by continuing to flight instruct at McAir.

Once you have been trained and hired as a Flight Instructor at McAir, you will have the opportunity to enter their Pilot Pathway Program. Upon acceptance into the program, you’ll receive preferential consideration for employment at SkyWest Airlines. The program creates a path for you to bridge the gap between the completion of your CFI and the 1,500 hour flight time requirement for the ATP Certificate.

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Envoy Airlines

Envoy works directly with McAir to interview and hire our paid Flight instructors and then you’ll enjoy all the benefits of being an Envoy employee; including medical, travel privileges, and a retirement plan. You will also begin building your vacation and sick time, which you can use once you become a First Officer.

Envoy’s Cadet Program is designed to help the most promising future pilots make a smooth transition from the classroom to the cockpit. Upon becoming a Cadet Instructor for Envoy and at the time of signing a two-year employment agreement with Envoy, candidates will have the opportunity to receive a one-time $5000 tuition assistance bonus borrowed from their First Officer sign-on bonus. This bonus can only be selected at the time of contract signing.

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Piedmont Airlines

Once qualified and hired as a CFII at McAir Aviation, you are eligible for the Piedmont Cadet Program.

Interview with a recruiter after 400 hours as a CFI, then at 500 hours, you could join their program to receive tuition reimbursement up to $5,000, as well as numerous opportunities, including mentorship with airline industry experts. Cadets successfully completing the ATP-CTP course and written exam will be placed into the next available new hire class at Piedmont upon reaching minimums, with no additional interview required. They receive an additional $6,000 tuition reimbursement paid in full on the first day of new hire first officer class.

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Trans States Airlines

Trans States Airlines has selected McAir Aviation as a preferred training provider to build their pilot pipelines with the best training in the fastest time frame possible and offering tuition reimbursement.

Their Aviators internship program provides student pilots with a clear and defined pathway to the Trans States flight deck upon completion of ATP minimums. This program complements any pilot training program and provides invaluable career opportunities for participants. Aviators are mentored Trans States line pilots and are regularly brought to corporate headquarters to meet with Flight Ops leadership.

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