Regional Airlines find when they interview candidates after they have completed all of their training that, at best, only 50% are qualified to be offered a position.
COAST FLIGHT created a SOLUTION:
Airline Pilots must have a valid Commercial Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating and Airline Transport Pilot Certificate to be Pilot in Command. You must have a minimum of 1,500 hours of flight time, be over the age of 23 and be able to pass a 1st Class Medical exam. You can receive your Commercial Pilot Certificate at 18, Restricted ATP at 21 and your ATP certificate at 23.
Most Major Commercial Airlines require a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university along with the flight ratings listed above.
Airline Pilots must have 20/20 vision. You can use corrective glasses or contacts to pass this requirement. If you are color-blind, you can consult an Aero Medical Examiner for more information.
Background checks are performed by some airlines; some have certain other pre-employment checks. Felonies will disqualify candidates. Misdemeanors and DUIs are handled at the discretion of the particular airline.
To qualify for the Coast—ACT Program, you must:
Upon graduation from the flight training program at Coast Flight, you will work as a Certified Flight Instructor to build the hours required for airline employment.
To start flying at any airline, you must accumulate the following flight hours:
Any pilot who has been convicted of a criminal offense within the past five years will be prohibited from gaining Canadian clearance, nor will be hired for a flight job. After five years, the pilot has to apply and receive a wavier indicating that he/she is eligible to enter into Canada. Any conviction that a pilot receives in his/her lifetime will require the same waiver authorization to be obtained.