SkyWest Rotor Transition Program

Rotor Transition Program (RTP) in partnership with SkyWest Airlines

The Rotor Transition Program (RTP) in partnership with SkyWest provides a direct path for helicopter pilots to become a commercial airline pilot. There’s never been a better time to become a pilot and now, through our SkyWest partnership, qualifying AMS Flight School students can receive up to $27,500 in tuition reimbursement and bonuses! As part of our unique partnership, SkyWest provides $20,000 in tuition reimbursement, plus a $7,500 military bonus for RTP students aspiring to become one of SkyWest’s more than 4,500 professional pilots:

Program Highlights:

  • Begin your RTP training at AMS
  • Complete our 4-month program rotor to fixed wing multi-engine commercial
  • Once you are fixed-wing certified, complete a review with SkyWest Airlines as you continue training

No matter where you are in your training, or how many hours you have, you can get started in the program right away! The price of the program will be reduced based on your fixed wing time, respectively.

The RTP partnership between AMS and SkyWest provides an exceptional path for rotor pilots to secure their fixed wing training and become commercial SkyWest pilots:

  • $27,500 available: $7,500 bonus upon completion of SkyWest IOE and $20,000 tuition reimbursement with two-year commitment
  • All the benefits of SkyWest’s Pilot Pathway Program, including an enhanced introduction to SkyWest Airlines, including a visit to company facilities for orientation
  • Mentorship from SkyWest pilots, including regular visits, pilot-taught courses and mock interviews

Your Training Timeline and Costs:

Rating Dual PIC Ground Cost
Commercial ASEL 46.5 13.5 20.0 $11,593.50
Instrument Add-On 15.0   10.0 $3,025.00
Multi-Engine Add-On 15.0   7.0 $4,740.00
Checkrides   4.0   $655.00
Totals 76.5 17.5 37 $20,013.50

The RTP partnership between SkyWest and AMS is an unmatched path for helicopter pilots to become a commercial airline pilot. Our partner, SkyWest Airlines, is known for a strong culture of professionalism, teamwork and success.

Why wait? Apply for the Rotor Transition Program today!