Ready to Become an Airline Pilot?

Mesa Airlines' Cadet Program is designed to help you reach your aviation career goals. We get it, flight school is expensive, that's why we believe in putting your pilot career first. As a cadet, you'll enjoy early benefits that are unmatched by any other regional airline, including an early advance of your sign-on bonus, longevity accruement, flight benefits, pilot mentors and so much more. Our Cadet Coordinators will be available to you through the entire process to help answer questions, and build your successful aviation career!

How It Works

Before Applying

Make sure you have your Private Pilot License at a minimum

Interview with Mesa

You should expect the interview to last about one hour and go over questions drawn directly from our first officer interview

On-Board & Get Paid!

After earning your commercial Pilots License and finishing your Multi-Engine rating, you'll come to Mesa HQ, collect your badge and your $10,000 advance of your sign-on bonus

Finish Required Time

Complete your ATP or R-ATP requirements and choose a ground school date!

Why Become A Cadet?

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