Pilot Pathway Program - AeroGuard

Pilot Pathway Program

At AeroGuard, our goal is a simple one. We want to create the safest, best-trained pilots in the industry and provide them with a seamless, rapid start to their career by providing them a direct path our partner, SkyWest Airlines.

This goal can be accomplished through the AeroGuard Pilot Pathway Program, an elite career-focused accelerated pilot training program. The optimized AeroGuard curriculum can be completed in about 8-10 months. Upon completion, you will graduate with 7 FAA ratings and certifications.

After graduation, you have the opportunity to continue your training as a Paid Pilot Intern, taking a position as a Certified Flight Instructor at AeroGuard allowing you to work towards your goal of 1500 hours of flight time which is required to work at an airline.

The next and final step would be to successfully complete your guaranteed interview with SkyWest Airlines, the largest regional airline in the country, and officially start your career as a commercial airline pilot!

Unparalleled training, advantages, and opportunities with AeroGuard
  • Safe, Innovative & Accelerated Curriculum
  • Advanced training equipment and technology
  • Custom All-inclusive tuition
  • $17,500 tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Pilot Internship
  • Guaranteed Interview with SkyWest Airlines

A Non-Stop Flight to Success

Zero flight experience needed

No experience in aviation is necessary to begin your training towards becoming a successful airline pilot. Our unique program leads seamlessly from rigorous training to extensive experience as a flight instructor, ultimately preparing you for a career at the airlines.

Our partnership with SkyWest Airlines allows a complete solution for anyone looking to become a professional pilot.

In the AeroGuard Pilot Pathway Program, your accelerated training consists of 2 main phases:

Phase 1

Student Pilot

8 - 10 Months

The Student Pilot Phase sets the groundwork for your career as you build the skills, experience, knowledge, and confidence you need to become a pilot at an airline. You will receive first-class training from a carefully optimized syllabus. At AeroGuard, we place a priority on student support. You will have all of the resources and guidance you need to thrive as a student pilot.

Phase 1 includes training for 7 FAA ratings and pilot certifications including your Private Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Commercial Multi-Engine, Commercial Single-Engine, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor Instrument, and Multi-Engine Instructor.

Phase 2

Paid Pilot Internship

14 - 18 Months

After completing phase 1, you will have the opportunity to become a paid pilot intern as a Certified Flight Instructor at AeroGuard. Here you will build the experience and flight hours required to be eligible for a career at the airlines. As an AeroGuard Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), you will be a salaried employee with full benefits including paid vacation, holidays, sick time, medical, dental and 401k with company match. While most companies only pay by flight hour, this ensures a steady flow of income even if adverse weather causes flight delays and cancellations.

The AeroGuard CFI program is fully aligned with SkyWest’s operating procedures – developing both pilots and instructor pilots in a culture that puts quality and safety above all else. This exceptional level of training teaches you to be the best of the best, placing you in-demand as you progress in your career.

Following the completion of your two phases of training, you will have the opportunity to interview with and transition to SkyWest Airlines, the largest regional airline in the country. Here is where you’ll complete your Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) training. After the completion of your Initial Operating Experience, you will receive your $17,500 tuition reimbursement from SkyWest. Your career as a commercial airline pilot has officially taken flight!

The AeroGuard Pilot Pathway Program is available at these campuses:

Included in the Pilot Pathway Program

The AeroGuard Pilot Pathway Program is an all-inclusive training program creatively structured to give you everything you need as efficiently as possible. Our tuition includes:

  • Flight Training – all flight hours needed to complete your training including complimentary overage hours
  • Aeronautical Knowledge – an academic advisor to support you in all your ground school needs
  • Simulator Training – unlimited 24/7 access for all the training you need
  • Training Materials – Electronic flight bag, books, study guides, and computer-based training modules
  • Exam and Check Ride Fees – all FAA written tests and your first check ride for each of your 7 ratings

Pilots are in high demand and global need is projected to rise. If you are looking for a career with a strong income potential, is prestigious and exciting, then becoming a commercial airline pilot is for you. 

In partnership with SkyWest, the Pilot Pathway Program offers the best way for you to fly with a life-changing career in Aviation.

Once you’ve signed up as a SkyWest Cadet, you’ll receive additional benefits including enhanced seniority at SkyWest, a guaranteed final interview, access to pilot mentors throughout your training and more.

Now is the time to take the first step toward starting the career you have been dreaming of. AeroGuard enrollment advisors are waiting to help.

Begin Your Career Today!