SkyWest Airlines Non-Rated First Officers

SkyWest Airlines

SkyWest Airlines are recruiting non-rated First Officers for their various bases and various contracts with the major carriers across the US.

See our dedicated SkyWest Airlines recruitment page here.

Minimum Requirements:

* Be at least 21 years of age
* Hold an FAA Commercial License
* Possess a current first-class medical (verified at interview)
* Be a U.S. citizen or able to show proof of right to work in the U.S.

* Hold an FCC Radio License
* English Proficiency Endorsement (EPE)
* Have a current U.S. Passport
* Be willing to rescind seniority with current carrier

* Be at least instrument current
* Be within three months of the minimum hour requirements detailed below

FAA ATP Written Requirement: 

* SkyWest will provide the means to complete a SkyWest-approved CTP course for those who complete an application and successfully pass the pilot interview.

Pilot applicants must also meet one of the following minimums:  

ATP Certificate Holder with at least 1,500 hours:

– At least 23 years old
– 500 hours of cross country
– 100 hours of night
– 75 hours of instrument
– 25 hours of actual multi-engine
– ATP written

or

Restricted ATP Holder:

1,500 Hours
– At least 21 years old
– 200 hours of cross country
– 100 hours of night
– 75 hours of instrument
– 25 hours of actual multi-engine
– ATP written

Restricted ATP Holder:

 1,250 Hours
– At least 21 years old
– 30 semester credit hours of aviation-related coursework and transcripts
– Associate degree from an approved Institution and proof of completion
– 200 hours of cross country
– 100 hours of night
– 75 hours of instrument
– 25 hours of actual multi-engine
– ATP written
– Instrument and Commercial Rating earned under Part 141 at an approved institution

Restricted ATP Holder:

1,000 Hours
– At least 21 years old
– 60 semester credit hours of aviation-related coursework and transcripts
– Bachelor’s degree from an approved institution and proof of completion
– 200 hours of cross country
– 100 hours of night
– 75 hours of instrument
– 25 hours of actual multi-engine
– ATP written
– Instrument and Commercial Rating earned under Part 141 at an approved institution

Restricted ATP Holder:

 – 750 Hours
– Military pilot
– DD-214 Honorable Discharge or record of current service
– ATP written

SkyWest Minimum Requirements When Counting Helicopter or Glider Time:

SkyWest Airlines recognizes the skills common to helicopter and glider flying. SkyWest will accept helo/glider time as part of an applicant’s total time as long as they have a minimum of 500 hours of fixed wing.

Criminal Offense and Canadian Clearance:

No pilot who has been convicted of any criminal offense that will prohibit him/her of gaining Canadian clearance will be hired for a flight job. Five years after the conviction or completing the applicable sentence, the pilot has to apply for Canadian Rehabilitation from Canada and receive a wavier indicating that they are eligible to enter into the country. Any conviction that a pilot receives while employed at SkyWest Airlines would require them to complete the same process.

Reserve for Flight Jobs:

Initially, most pilot new hires can expect to be placed on reserve, depending on the needs of individual domiciles. In some cases, time spent on reserve can be substantial for flight jobs.

Applications are online.