Aviators Program

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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. ​​​Click here to download our Aviators flyer. 


To qualify for the program, applicants must:

  • ​Hold at least a private pilot's license with an instrument rating
  • Be enrolled in a part 141 or part 61 traiing program or working towards an ATP rating ​
  • Hold a current first class medical certificate
  • Hold an FCC Restricted Radiotelephone (RR) license
  • Possess a valid passport 

Program Benefits

  • Aviators can earn $1,500 for each pilot they refer to Trans States that is hired and completes training (funds are banked until the Aviator becomes a Trans States Airlines First Officer and completes IOE). 
  • Professional guidance from a Trans States Airlines pilot mentor. 
  • Aviators receive pilot training materials and participate in pilot training events prior to new hire training.
  • Aviators participate in the Trans States Airlines Command Leadership course, a program typically offered only to Trans States Airlines command pilots.
  • Limited pass travel benefits.


Our Aviators+ program pays Certified Flight Instructors $5.00 per flight hour (up to $6,000) for each hour spent flight instructing.  Pilots who take advantage of this program can earn a total of $44,000 in new hire bonuses.  Prior participation in the Aviators Program is not required. 

To qualify for the Aviators Plus program, applicants must:
  • Hold a current CFI, CFII, or MEI certificate
  • Be logging an average of at least 75 hours dual given monthly*
  • Hold a current first class medical certificate
  • Hold an FCC Restricted Radiotelephone (RR) license
  • Possess a valid passport
*exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis​

​Affiliate Institutions

Use the below map to find an Aviators program near you. 


Affiliate Schools

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