Cadet Opportunities

Are you ready to get your piloting career off the runway and soaring? There’s no faster, better way to go from taxi to cruising altitude than with Republic Airline. Our pilot development programs such as the RJet Cadet Program and the RJet Pilot Prep Program make the transition from classroom to flight deck easy with special events, a preferred interview track and more.

Republic is America’s leading regional carrier. We fly the world’s largest fleet of Embraer E170/175 aircraft – the most advanced commercial aircraft aloft – to destinations throughout North America and the Caribbean. We work in partnership with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines to carry millions of passengers to their destinations safely, reliably and comfortably. Our long-term agreements with the three largest airlines in the world means stability, growth opportunities and – with ten bases throughout the United States – the broadest range of domiciles in the business.

We understand that the life of a pilot is not an easy one. The hours away from home and family can be taxing, and the responsibility of carrying passengers safely from one destination to the next can be stressful. We aim to provide a pilot contract that makes the most of a pilot’s quality of life and compensates them for the outstanding work they do each day. Our pilots receive competitive pay, industry-leading benefits and a package of work rules that support a pilot’s quality of life.

One simple interview with our recruiter and line pilot and you’re on your way to a career with Republic! Upon a successful interview and completion of all flight ratings, you will step right into the First Officer training program when you reach ATP or R-ATP hour minimums.

Students who are completing their flight training at a college or university through a Part-141 program are eligible to join our RJet Cadet program while pilots training elsewhere are eligible for our RJet Pilot Prep Program.

For a fast track to your aviation career, fill out a Republic Airline pilot’s application for your respective program below, and one of our dedicated pilot recruiters will reach out to you to schedule your interview and guide you to your future.


Get Past the Flight Line

If you’re looking to join the best cadre of aviation professionals in the world, here’s what’ll get you started:

RJet Cadet Program
REQUIREMENTS*

  • Instrument rating
  • No more than one check ride failure
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Eligibility to work in the United States
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Enrolled in a Part 141 flight program at a college or university in the United States
  • Click HERE to see a sample resume

INTERVIEW PROCESS

  • 20-minute interview with a Republic Airline recruiter
  • 20 questions drawn from the ATP/CTP written test
  • 20-minute interview with a Republic Airline line pilot

Apply Now
RJet Pilot Prep Program
REQUIREMENTS*

  • Instrument rating & Commercial license
  • No more than one check ride failure
  • Current FAA First Class Medical
  • Eligibility to work in the United States
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Currently enrolled in a flight school as a student or CFI
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Have no more than 1000 hours
  • Click HERE to see a sample resume

INTERVIEW PROCESS

  • 20-minute interview with a Republic Airline recruiter
  • 20 questions drawn from the ATP/CTP written test
  • 20-minute interview with a Republic Airline line pilot

Apply Now

*Program requirements subject to change


Why Join the RJet Development Programs?

  • Early introduction into the Republic Airline family
  • Receive invitations to exclusive company events
  • Qualify for our “Flight Time Initiative” program that will pay for your final 100 hours of flight time (including multi time). See more about this innovative program below
  • Paid ATP-CTP course upon reaching ATP/R-ATP minimum flight experience requirements
  • Paid hotel accommodations and ground transportation during the ATP-CTP
  • Placement into the next open First Officer class upon reaching minimums
  • No additional interviews required

Flight Time Initiative

Because we’re passionate about our people and their success, we invest in your training and development. Our Flight Time Initiative will help you over the final obstacles (flight hours or ratings) to meet the ATP or R-ATP minimums. The FTI program accelerates your way into the ranks of Republic aviators who earn industry-leading pay, fly the most advanced commercial aircraft in the industry and work with the best team of aviation professionals on the ground and in the air.

FTI gives you a jumpstart on what it’s like to fly as a commercial airline pilot as it helps you complete your ATP and R-ATP requirements. FTI participants receive an “all-inclusive” package that includes lodging, food, aircraft rental, transportation costs as well as a personalized flight schedule designed to meet your individual requirements for night-time, cross-country and multi-engine hours.

Not ready to apply for FTI? If you have more than 200 hours of flight time left to reach your ATP or R-ATP requirements, the best way to get the inside track on becoming an FTI participant is to join our RJet Cadet Program or RJet Pilot Prep Program.

Email FTI@web.rjettest.com with any questions.