Rotorcraft Transition Program (RTP)

If you’re a military or civilian rotor wing pilot with commercial airline aviation in your sights, we’re helping to clear the way for you. With the Horizon Air RTP, you’ll receive up to $25,000 in flight training assistance to train at Rainier Flight. Once you’ve met all qualifications, you’ll walk away with a class date with Horizon Air.

How It Works

  • Meet minimum qualifications including a Commercial Rotorcraft Helicopter License
  • Apply within six months of being able to start training
  • If you’re qualified, a recruiter will contact you to schedule an interview
  • Successful candidates create a training plan with Raineir Flight
  • Start flight school training and have monthly check-ins with Horizon
  • Upon completion of ATP minimums, receive a class date with Horizon

Follow these steps to begin your second career at a first-class airline:

Visit the Horizon Air - Pilots job website and complete application.

Interviews are conducted at our Seattle training facility.

You will complete all training at Rainier Flight including Private, Instrument, Commercial and Multi-Engine certifications.  It is expected you train full time and complete this process within a six month timeline.

(course outlines) & timeline

Horizon training is typically conducted in Seattle but may be at other locations, depending on training capacity.  The initial qualification course is ## weeks culminating in an ATP type-ride.

Begin your career flying the line with a team of industry professionals.