Flying for Alaska Airlines
Flying for Alaska Airlines

Pilot Programs for Employees

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Ascend Pilot Academy

Horizon and Alaska employees looking start pilot training can apply to attend the Ascend Pilot Academy on a Company Offered Leave of Absence (COLA). Once enrolled, they will be eligible for all additional benefits of the program, including financial aid and a stipend up to $27,000.

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Pilot Development Program

The Pilot Development Program is designed for Horizon employees already working to become a commercial pilot, and offers the chance to grow within the airline and receive mentorship - in addition to $12,500 in financial assistance - while on a Company Offered Leave of Absence (COLA).

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