Rotor Transition Program - RTP


The Rotor Transition Program is a transition training pathway to assist military and civilian pilots who possess a helicopter commercial license, with instrument privileges, to translate their skills into becoming airline pilots.


We currently support and endorse helicopter pilots that are transitioning to one of our partner airlines with airplane certifications.


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This rotor transition program is open to all helicopter pilots who have minimum total flight times of either 750 hours for military and 1500 hours for civilian.


This conversion training is designed to assist the transitioning helicopter pilot in bridging the gap from their current FAA ratings to obtain the required 250 hours of Pilot in Command (PIC) flight time and airplane commercial multi-engine and instrument ratings.




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Entry criteria

To apply for this program, you must meet the following requirements.

Age and height

Aged between 18 and 55.

Minimum height 5 ft. 2 in. (157 cm), maximum height 6 ft. 3 in. (191 cm).



English language

Be fluent in English (verbal and written).


Ability to obtain and maintain an FAA Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate prior to enrollment.


Have a valid passport with an unrestricted current right to live and work in the US with an ability to travel unrestricted worldwide.

Background and selection

Ability to produce a Criminal Record Check (CRC) Basic Disclosure Certificate (or local equivalent) and pass referencing checks.


As one the leading independent providers of professional pilot training, Global Airline Academy is known worldwide as both the place to come for all future pilot’s and the place to be trained at for all experienced pilots.


T: +1 800-686-4080

F: 321-567-0408


365 Golden Knights Blvd.
Titusville, FL 32780

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