Monday, July 16, 2007

United actively recruiting new pilots

United AirlinesLast month I mentioned that United Airlines would soon begin to accept pilot applications. 'Soon' has become 'now.' A pilot recruiting page is now open on United's website.

Today United Airlines issued a press release to announce that they would begin accepting pilot applications. United intends to conduct its new pilot recruiting effort entirely on line. If you are interested, visit

According to the information posted on United's website, the airline is looking for applicants with a minimum experience of 1500 hours TT - Fixed Wing; 1000 hours of Multi-engine (PIC) or Military fighter/trainer (PIC); 500 hours Turbine Time. United only considers pilot time in fixed wing aircraft toward minimum qualifications. See the website for additional qualification requirements.

This is the first time that United has recruited new pilots since 2001. Once selected, new hire pilots will begin training at United's state-of-the-art Flight Training Center in Denver as early as October and will be flying by the end of the year.

Good luck to all of the applicants.

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