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Alaska Airlines Ascend Pilot Academy - Become a Pilot in Redmond, Oregon

Program Details

The Ascend Pilot Academy is a new flight training program designed for aspiring commercial pilots with little or no flying experience to complete an intensive training and experience-building program before joining Horizon Air as a First Officer. As part of Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines commitment to equity, this program is designed to help all aspiring pilots, including those who may need financial support to make their dream of a flying career a reality.

Training Location: Hillsboro Aero Academy in Hillsboro & Redmond Oregon

Program Length: Approximately 3-3.5 years

Stipends: $25,000 towards commercial pilot certificate and up to $3500 to cover the CFII (Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument Certificate)

Student Commitment: A minimum of 2 years working as a pilot for Horizon Air once all training, certificate and flight experience requirements are completed

Pathway to Alaska Airlines: An opportunity to join Alaska Airlines as a First Officer is available as part of the Pilot Pathways program once eligibility is met

Ascend Pilot Academy Eligibility

  • Valid passport allowing unrestricted travel to and from the U.S.  

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Hold a First Class Medical

  • Ability to work a variety of schedules to include nights, weekends, and holidays. 

  • Ability to communicate in English and authorization to work in the U.S. 

  • Little to no flight training experience, experience not exceeding a Private Pilot’s License

  • Ability to relocate to Hillsboro Aero Academy training locations in Redmond, OR or Hillsboro, OR

Entry into the program requires the student agreeing to an ongoing release of the following records to Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines:

  • Training Records

  • Disciplinary Records

  • Attendance Records

  • Any other records the contain necessary and relevant information for the program

Company Alaska Airlines

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k program with a company match up to 6%

  • Monthly incentive pay plan up to $150 per month

  • Annual incentive pay plan with a target 5% payout of annual earnings

  • Generous paid time off

  • Unlimited standby travel benefits on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 1/9/2023
Requisition Type Career Pathways & Programs
Location Portland
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
Job Locations USA-OR-Portland | USA-OR-Redmond
Requisition ID 2022-8605
Category Pilots

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