It’s Time for Your Pilot Career to Take Flight
No matter where you are in your pilot career, you’re going places. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have open pilot jobs for everyone; from those just earning their wings to tried and true career pilots. When you begin seeking jobs for pilots in the Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air family, you are embarking on a great adventure - and it all starts here.
Launch Your Pilot Career with our Ascend Programs
For pilots just starting out or still working on their minimum requirements, our pilot training and development programs at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air provide a path to aviation pilot jobs that are fulfilling and meaningful; knowing that flying is more than a job - it’s a passion. Our pilots come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and our diversity is one of our biggest strengths. We encourage and empower every employee to chart their own path from pilot training, to First Officers, to Captains.
The Ascend Pilot Career Journey
Our History of Aviation and Flying Excellence
When you join Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, you are continuing a rich heritage of aviation. The company that eventually became Alaska Airlines came to life in 1932, then called McGee Airways. Eventually merging with Star Air Service, the group became the largest airline in Alaska. Since then, we have faced the challenges of history with pride and grace, and we will continue to do so - and we would love you to join us! Through it all, we strive to invest in our people, providing jobs for pilots that are inclusive and empowering. You can trust Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air to guide you every step of the way, from First Officer to Captain.
Pilot jobs are more than jobs. They’re a lifestyle.
When it comes to pilots, we know there is no typical airline pilot. Our aviators are passionate about flying. When you accept a job as a pilot with Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air, you are joining a company that is pro-pilot, which means, pro-YOU. We trust each aviator to live their values in and out of the cockpit:
Then, pilots can work on their commercial aviation certification with a multi-engine rating, and then gain experience and relevant flight information. All commercial aviators must meet the requirements of the Airline Transportation Pilot (ATP) certificate, which includes a minimum of 1,500 hours total flight time (more with some airlines). The Horizon Air Pilot Development Program was designed to help student pilots achieve these goals, by offering a $12,500 stipend and mentorship from a professional pilot. As you near your hiring minimums, secure an airline pilot interview with Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air!