Interested in the job of a lifetime with unprecedented growth opportunities, bases across the United States and the largest widebody fleet in North America? Let your career take flight and become a pilot at United Airlines. No matter where you are in your journey, United has a path tailored to support your dreams.
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United Aviate Academy: At United’s wholly owned flight school in Phoenix, Arizona, students will earn seven certificates and ratings at the state-of-the-art facility while training on technologically advanced Cirrus aircraft. Once students obtain their Private Pilot Certificate, they will become eligible to participate in the Aviate program.
Aviate Program: Aviate is United’s pilot career development program that boasts a network of nearly 30 partners across the country. For those with their Private Pilot Certificate and building experience at one of our Aviate partners, feel secure knowing your First Officer position with United is waiting for you. No matter where you are in your journey, you can join the Aviate program:
First Officer: United is the premier airline choice for pilots looking to take the next step in their career. For those pilots with an unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate, apply as a United First Officer.
United Military Pilot Program: United provides a stabilized approach for active-duty military pilots to become United First Officers after their service. Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate is not required to apply; you will be required to meet our transition requirements before starting at United.