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. 

Mesa Airlines and ATP Flight School have developed a Tuition Reimbursement Program!
$12,500 in Tuition 
$50,000 Sign-On Bonus
•$22,500 paid after the completion of training*
•$5,000 additional payment for pilots who currently have 500 hours of part 121 flight time in a CRJ, EMB145, or EMB175*
•$2,500 additional payment for pilots who choose the CRJ and currently hold a CL-65 Type Rating*
•$20,000 paid after the completion of Year 3*

*Unless the pilot is eligible for Captain upgrade based on company seniority and FAA Part 121 requirements
 *First Officer Programs are subject to adjustment if the wages in Section 3 of the Collective Bargaining are adjusted

Email us at with questions or click Here for more information!




Our fleet of large regional jets has grown to 145...yes, our fleet doubled in two years and we expect to continue our growth. We understand your career goals. For job stability and a quick path to upgrade, apply now. It is a great time to join Mesa Airlines!

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