Pilot Development Program - Utah Valley University
Alaska Airlines
 Shoreline, WA


We deliver excellence with passion. Each Horizon employee aims high, and working closely together, we soar. As a committed partner to Alaska Airlines, we connect the cities, people and promise of the West. Going the extra mile for guests and each other. Taking on each day knowing we're part of something remarkable.


A career path from student pilot to airline pilot with Horizon Air.

Program Overview

The Pilot Development Program is geared toward pilot students whom attend one of our partner schools and are interested in a career with Horizon Air. As the regional carrier for Alaska Airlines, you will fly through some of the most beautiful parts of our country with advanced avionics at your fingertips that keep the flying fun. If you want to join a solid team with a strong company culture, we invite you to apply today. The program offers training, mentorship, and a defined path to starting a career with Horizon Air. It provides funds to help pilots in becoming CFIs and work towards reaching ATP minimums. Pilots sign an agreement to work for Horizon Air for a minimum of two years after reaching ATP minimums.

Program Qualifications


  • Hold a PPL
  • Funding dispersed when you receive your CPL.
  • Must hold an FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Valid driver's license
  • Be further than 6 months from reaching ATP minimums.
  • Ability to provide accurate flight records, including logbooks.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid flight times to meet ATP or R-ATP minimums
  • Apply to the Horizon Pilot Development Program
  • Successfully complete pilot development program in accordance with program guidelines
  • FCC Permit Restricted Radiotelephone Operator
  • A minimum of 21 years old
  • Authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Must have and be able to maintain a valid passport allowing unrestricted travel to and from the US


Per union agreement


Submit your application by 11/27/2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). We'll be happy to see it.


Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines participate in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA), where required.

Job ID 35725

Location Seattle, WA

FLSA Status Nonexempt

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Regular