Rotor Transition Program

If you’re a military or civilian rotor wing pilot with commercial airline aviation in your sights, we’ve got you covered. We’ve cleared the way for you to start a rewarding career at Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines.

Rotor Transition Program Details

Our program provides substantial support to help you obtain
the minimum qualifications for a Restricted ATP certificate:

Flight training assistance

Up to $25,000 in flight training assistance. Use your additional G.I. Bill—or don’t, it’s up to you.


Train at one of our flight schools in the Pacific Northwest.

New hire bonus

Once your rotor training is complete, earn up to $15,000 with a new hire bonus.

Here’s how the program works

  1. Apply to the RTP Program
  2. A recruiter will contact you
  3. If you’re selected, we’ll fly you out for an interview
  4. Once accepted into the program, you’ll receive a start date at one of our partner flight schools
  5. Complete the RTP program
  6. Upon completion of ATP requirements, you’ll receive a class date at Horizon
  7. Start at Horizon Air

Flying for Horizon

There's never been a better time
to become a pilot with us.