Aviators Program

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Trans States is growing and has outstanding opportunities for aspiring pilots.  Our Aviators internship program provides student pilots with a clear and defined pathway to the Trans States flight deck upon completion of ATP minimums.  This program complements any pilot training program and provides invaluable career opportunities for participants. ​​​

Here's how it works:

Step 1:

Apply for the Aviators program during your flight training.  To qualify for the program, applicants must:

  • Have a Private Pilot's License
  • Be enrolled in a Part 141 training program
  • Have a First Class Medical certificate
  • Have a FCC license
  • Possess a passport

Step 2:

Upon acceptance, you’ll act as field recruiter, representing Trans States at recruiting events.  You’ll earn $1,500 for each pilot that you refer to Trans States that is hired and completes training (funds will be banked until you’re a Trans States Airlines employee). 

Step 3:

​Become a Trans States Airlines First Officer upon completion of ATP minimums.​  

​​Other Program Benefits:

  • Each Aviator intern will receive professional guidance from a Trans States Airlines pilot mentor. 
  • ​Aviators will be flown to Trans States Airlines corporate headquarters in St. Louis for a day to:
          - Meet the Trans States Airlines Flight Operations management team
          - Talk with students who are actually in systems training, sit in on class and get a feel for what training will be like
          - Tour our maintenance hangar and Systems Operations Control
  • Aviators will receive pilot training materials and participate in pilot training events prior to new hire training.
  • ​Aviators will participate in the Trans States Airlines Command Leadership course, a program typically offered only to Trans States Airlines command pilots.
  • Aviators are eligible for limited pass travel benefits.


Read about Aviators on our Blog

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