A current or former U.S. military pilot is eligible to apply for an airline transport pilot certificate provided the pilot presents the following:
- An official DD-214 indicating that person was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Services,
- An official armed services record that shows the person graduated from an undergraduate pilot training school and received a rating qualifying them as a military pilot.
In addition to providing the above, the pilot must also have the flight hours below:
- 750 Total Time as a pilot
- Not more than 100 hours of total time may be obtained in a full flight simulator or flight training device provided the flight training device represents an airplane and the flight time was accomplished in a Part 121, 135, 141, or 142 training course.
- 250 PIC in an airplane, or as SIC performing the duties of PIC while under the supervision of the PIC in an airplane.
- 75 hours of total instrument time, in actual or simulated instrument conditions
- Applicant may not receive credit for more than 25 hours in a flight simulator or flight training device unless the course is an approved Part 142 flight training center, in which case, the applicant can receive credit for up to 50 hours.
- 200 hours of Cross Country time
- 100 hours of night time
- 25 hours must be as PIC
- A person who has performed at least 20 night takeoffs and landings to a full stop may substitute each additional night takeoff and landing to a full stop for 1 hour of night flight time; however, not more than 25 hours of night may be credited using this method.
- 50 hours of multi-engine
- Up to 25 hours may be in full flight simulator representing a multi-engine airplane if the training was an approved training course under Part 121, 135, 141 or 142.