Wheels Up will expand its pipeline of pilots through a new agreement with ATP Flight School. The hiring partnership enables Wheels Up to interview flight instructors at 1,000 hours total time. Successful candidates will receive a conditional job offer and, at 1,200 hours, they can transition to Wheels Up as Beechcraft King Air 350, Cessna Citation CJ3, or Beechjet 400 first officers.
“With demand for professional pilots at peak levels, ATP is committed and excited to work with our airline and corporate aviation partners to develop scalable pilot hiring solutions,” said ATP marketing director Michael Arnold. “We’re proud to partner with Wheels Up and bring this opportunity to our graduates, providing them with yet another accelerated pathway to quickly establish their career at a leading carrier.”
ATP’s airline career pilot program offers the instruction and certification students need to become professional pilots through a fixed cost and accelerated timeline. In the past 12 months, ATP has placed more than 1,250 pilots with airlines and corporate operators.