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Transition Directly to United Airlines from Ameriflight through Aviate


At Ameriflight, we understand the value and importance of career progression. We want to provide our pilots with opportunities to get the most out of their professional flying career.

We joined Aviate, United’s industry-leading pilot career development program offering aspiring and established pilots the most direct path to a United flight deck, at its inception back in 2020. Since then, the program has evolved.

We are excited to announce changes to the Aviate program that will offer you the most direct path to United Airlines!


The biggest change to the program is that Ameriflight pilots can now transition directly to United Airlines!


Simplified Transition Requirements

1,200 PIC hours flying at Ameriflight while in the Aviate program

That’s it! No time commitment, just 1,200 PIC hours.

Bachelor’s degree not required

This was previously required, but no longer is.

ATP/CTP  and ATP gained through Ameriflight reimbursement program

This covers the cost of the last training you’ll need before heading to United’s new hire training.

United start date four-month transition commitment

Participants will be on property at United within four (4) months of meeting program requirements.





Effective March 3, 2023