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.
Please check out:
https://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/airlines/regional for a listing and most updated employment offerings by all the Regional Airlines.
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.
GAA Partner Airlines
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).
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.