Choosing the Right Regional Airline
It can be hard to tell the difference between all of the regional airlines out there. When every airline is offering pretty much the same thing, how are you supposed to know which airline is right for you?
FAA commercial pilot's license with instrument and multi-engine ratings
ATP or R-ATP eligible
Minimum 25 hours multi-engine
A current first class FAA medical certificate
A current ATP written (company covers cost of ATP-CTP for successful candidates)
Current valid passport
FCC Radio Operator's Permit
Legal right to work in, and travel freely in and out of, the United States
Express Hire Program
Current and qualified 121 pilots are not required to interview and will be offered an immediate class date, pending application approval. To qualify, pilots must have completed training and be online at a 121 airline.
Our seniority reservation program allows new hire pilots to come to training for two days, and then leave for up to 90 days to complete other commitments. When pilots return to training, they already have up to 90 days of seniority. Seniority determines everything for pilots, including schedule, base assignment, and upgrade time. Pilots are more likely to get their preferred base assignment right out of training with three months of seniority backing their bid.
Seniority By Base:
Initial flight crew training is conducted at the Trans States Airlines Training Center in St. Louis, MO. Single occupancy hotel accommodations and transportation to and from our training center are provided for the duration of training.
Wondering what to expect during training? Click here for tips from Trans States Airlines Flight Instruction Manager Paul Epperson. In this blog article, Paul shares his advice for succeeding at 121 ground school, including how to prepare before you arrive, and what you can expect to cover in class.