At Mesa, Recruiting Is About Helping Pilots Progress In Their Careers

Pilots choose Mesa because of the real opportunities that exist for both experienced pilots and newcomers to the industry. Mesa's training, job security and upgrade times are second to none. A
 testament to our success and future opportunities – is the fact that – while our growth is among the fastest in the industry, our pilot attrition is among the lowest.

Why become a Certified Flight Instructor, when YOU can become a Direct Entry First Officer!
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Mesa Airlines, in a Partnership with Southern Airways Express has developed a Career Pathway Opportunity to take you directly from a Flight School Graduate to an Airline Captain!

Receive $15,000 in Incentive Cadet Sign-On Bonuses

$10,000 paid upon acceptance into the Cadet program
$5,000 paid after the completion of 1000 hours and Captain Upgrade at Southern Airways Express

First Officer Minimum Qualifications & Hour Requirements

FAA Commercial Single-Engine Land
FAA Commercial Multi-Engine Land
Instrument Airplane
Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
250 Hours of Pilot in Command Time
FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
Current Valid Passport
Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
High school diploma or GED
Ability to read and speak English language

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Take a look at our Recruiting Events Page to find out where we will be next!

Accommodation for Applicants With Disabilities: Mesa Airlines, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may email us at HRADMIN@mesa-air.com or alternatively send a fax to 602-685-4350.  In order to quickly respond to your request, please use the words "Accommodation Request" as the subject line of your email or as the title of your fax document.

Candidates who have previously interviewed for a Flight Officer position are required to wait a minimum of six months before reapplying.


As an equal opportunity employer, Mesa Airlines recognizes that our strength lies in our people.