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Need more eligibility details?

Check out this Aviate eligibility chart to see key qualifications, partners and requirements.

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Your future begins now

We’re looking for future leaders like you to join our team. Start your path through Aviate to United pilot by telling us what describes you best:

Aspiring to fly Dreaming of flying or just starting to explore

United Aviate Academy

Start your flight training at United Aviate Academy and work toward your Private Pilot License (PPL) to become eligible for Aviate.

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Student or parent of a young aspiring pilot

You’re a young aviation enthusiast between the ages of 8 and 17 or a parent of an aspiring pilot who wants to explore the freedom of flight.

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Already training Learning to fly at an Aviate partner university or flight school

Aviate partner university student

You’re working toward, or graduated with, an R-ATP eligible aviation major at a partner university.

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Aviate partner flight school student

You’re currently pursuing, or already received, a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating from a partner flight school.

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Building experience Completing R-ATP/ATP flight hour minimums

Currently building flight hours

You’re building experience toward completing R-ATP/ATP flight hour minimums with an Aviate partner.

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Flying for UAX Piloting regionals for United Express®

Pilot at a United Express Aviate program partner

You're flying for one of our United Express Aviate regional partners (or starting within the next 6 months).

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Part of the United family United Aviate Family Programs

Current United employee

You're currently employed at United and want to transition to a career as a pilot.

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Child of a current United employee

You have a parent employed (active or furloughed) by United with at least 24 months of active service.

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Former United Flight Ops intern

You have successfully completed a Flight Operations Professional Pilot internship with United Airlines.

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Flying elsewhere More ways to get to United

Military pilot

You’re currently serving or formerly served as a pilot in the military.

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Already an experienced pilot

You’re currently or were formerly employed as a pilot flying for another airline.

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United Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of an accommodation to participate in the online application and overall selection process. If you are in need of such an accommodation, you may email us at request@united.com. This email is only to request an accommodation. Please direct any other general recruiting inquiries to aviate@united.com.

Any questions?

Full details regarding Aviate eligibility and transition requirements can be found in the Aviate Program Guide (APG). For questions not covered in the APG, please provide your information and question in the space provided, and we’ll get back to you soon.

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