October 1, 2013
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced Sept. 30 a partnership with SkyWest Airlines that will help aviation students at its Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., campuses to earn a right seat at the regional airline.
Students who are certificated flight instructors can apply for the SkyWest Pilot Cadet Program, through which they may receive a conditional offer of employment. Participants would remain at campus, maintain a minimum grade point average, complete ERAU’s advanced jet training courses, and also obtain commercial pilot, instrument, and multiengine ratings as well as the certificated flight instructor-instruments.
Along the way, they will receive mentoring from SkyWest pilots and may have the opportunity to participate in SkyWest recruiting events and outreach programs. Participants remain enrolled in the program as long as it takes for them to meet SkyWest’s airline transport pilot standards.
Embry-Riddle has similar programs in place with American Eagle Airlines, Cape Air, and ExpressJet.
Pilot Training and Certification
Aviation organizations are offering scholarships covering education, flight training, and maintenance training.
Flight testing is moving forward on the Cirrus SF50 Vision jet and customer deliveries are expected in late 2015, Cirrus officials said.
Whether you will cross numerous ridgelines, or climb to altitudes close to your aircraft’s limits, mountain obscuration is a potential hazard for VFR operations.
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