We Announce Pilot Career Path Program with MSU Denver - United Hub

We announce pilot career path program with MSU Denver

By The Hub team, February 07, 2018

On Tuesday morning, we announced a new program with Metropolitan State University of Denver to identify talented student pilots and place them on a clear path to flying for United. While regional carriers have offered students pilot recruitment programs in recent years, this agreement makes us the first major U.S. airline to establish a direct pathway partnership with a university aviation department.

The career path program (CPP) will help address the continued need for new pilots and create an additional pipeline for well-trained United pilots. The CPP offers pilots the option to transition from MSU Denver to United after meeting the required service, performance record and accumulated flight hours at a current United Express CPP partner.

"The career path program helps us to operate our fleet efficiently and continue to provide great service to our customers. Additionally, it provides talented students like the ones at MSU Denver with the opportunity to join a global airline that is focused on providing the best experience for our customers while being part of a great team," said Captain Mike McCasky, our managing director of Flight Training.

MSU Denver student pilots who successfully meet specific program guidelines while at the university will be required to obtain employment at a United Express CPP partner. There, they must meet the service requirements, required performance record and accumulated flight hours before having an opportunity to fly for United.

We welcome and encourage students to begin applying for consideration into the CPP upon the kickoff of the fall MSU Denver semester in August 2018. The minimum requirements to be considered for the CPP interview process include: at least two semesters in the professional flight officer program; commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating; and maintaining full time status with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in aviation courses.

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Now as the entire shipping and logistics industry bands together to widely distribute vaccines, United is leveraging all of its flights, including cargo-only and those carrying passengers, to transport millions of vaccines to destinations throughout our network, including Honolulu, Guam and Saipan – the first of any carrier to do so.

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