Embry-Riddle, SkyWest Partner on Cadet Program

 - November 4, 2013, 3:55 AM

Last month Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Airlines announced a new partnership in which aeronautical science students with a certified flight instructor rating (CFI) can enroll in the airline’s Pilot Cadet Program while continuing their education at Embry-Riddle. After undergoing an initial interview and a day of orientation at the airline’s training facility in Salt Lake City, students judged acceptable will receive a conditional offer of employment.

Unlike an internship, the Pilot Cadet Program allows students to remain at their Embry-Riddle campus to complete their degree program and flight training. It also allows them to stay enrolled in the cadet program for as long as it takes them to meet SkyWest’s airline transport pilot (ATP) standards.