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Requirements for Delta:

General Requirements
  1. At least 23 years of age.
  2. Graduate of a four-year degree program from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Dept. of Education recognized accrediting organization.
  3. Degrees obtained from a non-U.S. institution must be evaluated for equivalency to U.S. degrees by a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  4. Current passport or other travel documents enabling the bearer to freely exit and re-enter the U.S. (multiple reentry status) and be legally eligible to work in the U.S. (possess proper working documents).
FAA Requirements
  1. FAA commercial airplane category pilot license with an instrument rating.
  2. Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate.
  3. Meets ALL minimum FAA airplane category ATP requirements (14 C.F.R. 61.159) including successful completion of the ATP written exam.
Flight Time Requirements
  1. Minimum of 1,500 hours of total documented flight time.
  2. Minimum of 1,000 hours of fixed wing turboprop or turbofan time.
  3. 90% of the flight time logged in powered lift category aircraft (e.g. AV-8B, F-35B, and V-22) will be credited to the Delta Air Lines 1,000 hour fixed wing turboprop/turbofan requirement.
  4. Minimum of 250 hours PIC in an aircraft categorized as an airplane.
  5. The flight time logged in a powered lift category aircraft cannot be credited towards PIC aircraft time in accordance with 14 C.F.R. 61.159.
  6. Minimum of 50 hours of fixed wing multi-engine time.



Here is what it takes to be a successful pilot at American:

Excellent communication skills and quick and accurate decision making
Close attention to detail
Minimum age of 23
Ability to work varying hours of the day or night, on weekends and holidays
Must be able to secure appropriate airport authority and/or Customs security badges
Fulfillment of FAA criminal background checks
Ability to learn and work with PEDs
Distance vision corrected to 20/20 and near vision corrected to 20/40 or better in each eye
Current Unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating (multi-engine)
Valid FCC Restricted Radio Telephone Operator permit
Valid First Class Medical Certificate
Flight time in accordance with all FAA requirements
Must be able to fluently speak and understand English
Must have the right to work in the United States
Additionally, we require all of our pilots to have a valid passport and documentation allowing for entry into the United States after an international flight.



Minimum qualifications

Certification requirements:
  • Unrestricted FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with airplane multiengine class rating
  • Current FAA first-class medical certificate
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit (RR)
Flight time requirement:
  • Minimum of 1,000 hours of fixed-wing turbine time
General requirements:
  • Current, valid passport
  • Legal right to work in the United States
  • Must be able to travel freely within the United States and without restriction to all countries United serves
    • Some countries place entry restrictions on foreign visitors. For instance, Canada prohibits entry to people who have been convicted of criminal offenses or who have criminal charges currently pending against them. Some convictions that make a person inadmissible for entry into Canada include theft, driving while intoxicated (DWI) and a number of felonies and misdemeanors. There are procedures to seek special permission or waivers from Canada to permit entry, but these are not automatic. This is not a complete list of countries with restrictions.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university is preferred
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position



Qualifications Southwest Airlines Pilot Requirements:
  • Certificates/Ratings: U.S. FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. Unrestricted U.S. ATP
  • Age: Must be at least 23 years of age.
  • Flight Experience: 2,500 hours total or 1,500 hours Turbine total. Additionally, a minimum of 1,000 hours in Turbine aircraft as the Pilot in Command* is preferred. Southwest considers only Pilot time in fixed-wing aircraft. This specifically excludes simulator, WSO, RIO, FE, NAV, EWO, etc. "Other Time" will not be considered.
  • Currency: Experience should include actively flying two of the last five years.
  • FCC Radiotelephone Operator Permit.
  • Medical: Must possess a current FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate. Must pass FAA mandated Drug Test.
  • Authorization to work in the United States: Must have established authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must possess a valid United States Driver's License and a valid passport or a Refugee Travel Document.
  • Education: graduation from accredited, four-year College preferred.
  • Letters of Recommendation: At least three letters from any individuals who can attest to the pilot's flying skills, by having observed him/her over a sustained period of time.
*PIC for this purpose is defined as Captain/Aircraft Commander of record, not simply the sole manipulator of the controls. For military personnel, Southwest Airlines will allow flight time logged as "Pilot in Command" (PIC) only if you are the Captain/Aircraft Commander, Evaluator, or Instructor Pilot. Primary time will only be considered PIC on a specific aircraft after an individual upgrades to Aircraft Commander n the appropriate aircraft. Time logged as "Other Time" will not be considered.

Military Conversion: Military Pilots may convert flight time by adding .3 hours per sortie.

Applicants who have a B737 Type Rating must not have limitations other than "B-737 CIRC.APCH.-VMC ONLY" documented on their certificate.



  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-engine and Instrument rating without limitations
  • ATP Certificate
  • Must pass FAA mandated drug screen
  • Must have 20/20 correctable vision
  • Recency and type of experience is considered
  • Meet requirements for and currently hold First Class Medical certification
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Eligibility for rapid visa issuance, issued by offices in the United States to fly to any FedEx destination.
  • Eligibility for issuance of US Security Clearance
  • 1500 hours total fixed-wing time as pilot-in-command (PIC) or second-in-command in multi-engine turbo-prop A/C or jet A/C or combination thereof (GTOW 12,500). A minimum of 1000 hours total fixed-wing pilot-in-command in multi-engine turbo prop A/C or jet A/C or combination thereof (GTOW 12,500 or greater) is preferred. Note: PIC for this purpose is defined as Captain/Aircraft Commander of record, not simply the sole manipulator of the controls. Note: FedEx considers only pilot time in fixed wing aircraft toward minimum qualifications. This does not include simulator, helicopter, flight engineer, bombardier, navigator, RIO, EWO, WSO, NFO, or Special Crew.
  • All certificates and ratings required to be U.S.A. FAA issued
FedEx Express Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge Requirement

FedEx Express Pilots must be granted security clearance to access Security Areas [SIDA] of airports and are subject to the requirements of 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1544.
These requirements include employment history and criminal background checks, including a FBI fingerprint based criminal history check. This position also requires a Radio Telephone Operators License. The authority for collecting this information is 49 U.S.C. Sections 114 and 44936.



Basic Qualifications
  1. Hold a current unrestricted ATP certificate with an Airplane category multi-engine class rating and English proficiency endorsement
  2. Hold a current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  3. Hold an FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  4. Hold a valid passport
  5. Have authorization to work in the United States
  6. Have a minimum of 1500 hours of total fixed-wing pilot time
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  2. Recent and type of experience will be considered; for example, preference given to candidates with demonstrated flight experience in transport category aircraft
    within the last 12 months from date of application
  3. Minimum of 1000 hours Pilot in Command (PIC) hours in fixed-wing jet and/or fixed-wing multi-engine turboprop per 14 CFR 1.1 (UPS will allow military candidates to add a plus (.3) per sortie factor to flight time)
Pilot in Command, per 14 CFR 1.1, means the person who:
  1. Has final authority and responsibility for the operation and safety of the flight
  2. Has been designated as the pilot in command before or during the flight
  3. Holds the appropriate category, class, and type rating, if appropriate, for the conduct of the flight
  1. https://www.jobs-ups.com/job/louisville/first-officer/1187/6600921
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