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The Best Way to a Career as a Pilot

Have you dreamt of becoming a pilot for a major airline, but you’re not quite sure how to fully achieve your dream? You’re not alone. Becoming a pilot takes time, money and planning. Lucky for you, Cape Air has a successful program in partnership with JetBlue that can help you take your dream and make it into a reality.

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JetBlue University Gateway Program

The University Gateway Program provides a unique pathway for undergraduate students looking to seamlessly transition from student to professional aviator. Students from an AABI accredited university are eligible to enter the program during their sophomore year. The program offers structured education, training and experience preparing each pilot for their future in aviation. Undergraduate pilots have the opportunity to work as interns at either Cape Air or JetBlue. After graduation, they gain valuable hands on experience as university flight instructors. Once the required hours of flight time has been reached, the next step is joining Cape Air as a Captain for a 2-3 year commitment. After that commitment is met, the pilot is guaranteed an interview with JetBlue. Recent graduates of the program obtained their Captain rank three years after joining JetBlue.The University Gateway Program currently exceeds 350 students at 7 college campuses.

Check out this video and hear directly from Shanti Merriman, a graduate of the University Gateway Program.

Cape Air currently partners with the following Universities:

Bridgewater State University

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona and Prescott Campus

University of North Dakota

Jacksonville University

Auburn University

Inter American University

What are you waiting for? Start planning for your future today!

For more information, email or look for us on campus, or visit your career services coordinator for more information.


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