Rotor Transition Program

Whether you are a military or civilian helicopter pilot, your training counts at CommutAir. Since many rotor pilots do not meet the FAA ATP or R-ATP minimums, CommutAir will financially assist you with up to $22,100 in making the transition from flying helicopters to soaring in commercial jets with ease. As an airline pilot with CommutAir, you will be on the fast track to a United Airlines flight deck through our United Career Path Program.

The CommutAir Rotor Transition Program, along with the grants available to you, is designed to fund your fixed wing career. With the CommutAir difference, you can choose YOUR local flight school or flying club with 6 months to complete your ATP or R-ATP requirements. This will allow you to build your future while completing your military obligations or current civilian position!

 

How it works

  • Complete an application at www.airlineapps.com. Please make sure that you check “Rotor Transition Program (RTP)” on the “Affiliation” section of the application.
  • CommutAir will invite you to interview, after a review of your application.
  • After a successful interview, we will work with you to customize a training plan and timeline, that clearly outlines expectations and requirements with as little as 45 hours per month of flying.
  • You let us know what flight school is conveniently located for you and get an account set up.
  • CommutAir will provide up to $22,100 toward your fixed wing transition training.
  • ATP-CTP course provided at no cost to you

Rotor Pilot Hiring Requirements

Military Rotor Pilots

  • 750 total time
  • 250 hours of fixed-wing time, which must include 100 hours of cross country and 25 night hours
  • 200 hours cross country time
  • 100 hours night time
  • 75 hours instrument time
  • 25 hours multi-engine time

Civilian Rotor Pilots

  • 1,500 total time
  • 250 hours of fixed-winged time, which must include 100 hours of cross country and 25 night hours
  • 200 hours cross country time
  • 100 hours night
  • 75 hours instrument time
  • 25 hours multi-engine time

Apply Now

For More Information:

Call Us At: 440-779-4588 x399

Email Us At: PilotRecruiting@commutair.com