For SkyWest Employees - AeroGuard

For SkyWest Employees

Already a SkyWest Employee?
Looking to Take Your Career to New Heights?

Looking to make a career move into the cockpit of an airliner?
You can get there in just 5 steps!

  • STEP 1

    Speak with your supervisor and determine your eligibility for the Professional Leave of Absence and the policies that are in effect during your leave.

  • STEP 2

    Complete your enrollment with AeroGuard Flight Training Center and select your start date

  • STEP 3

    Start your training! You’ll complete all 7 of your ratings and certifications in approximately 8 to 10 months.

  • STEP 4

    Work with AeroGuard! Start your professional pilot career as a Certified Flight Instructor as you build your experience and the 1500 hours needed to become an Airline Transport Pilot.

  • STEP 5

    Return to SkyWest as a Pilot! Complete the ATP-CTP as well as your specific aircraft training and the initial operating experience.


If you’re a current SkyWest employee looking to step into the cockpit, contact our Enrollment Advisors for more information on the SkyWest Professional Leave Program.

Begin Your Career Today!