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SkyWest Airlines is the premier regional airline in the USA. AeroGuard is the country’s most innovative flight training center. Together, we’ve formed an exclusive, strategic partnership.

Our unique program leads seamlessly from rigorous training to extensive experience as a flight instructor and employment as a pilot with SkyWest Airlines.

Only AeroGuard offers training programs designed and supported by SkyWest. Flight instructors who join the AeroGuard team, and commit to flying as a pilot with SkyWest Airlines, can receive up to $17,500 tuition reimbursement, upon completion of IOE. And as a current SkyWest employee, you may be eligible for a Professional Leave of Absence (PRO) to complete necessary training or education through AeroGuard Elite and have a direct path to fly as a professional SkyWest pilot. There truly has never been a better time to become a pilot.

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Benefits of This


  • Become a professional SkyWest pilot
  • Receive tuition reimbursement of up to $17,500 upon completion of IOE
  • Enjoy top seniority in ground school class
  • Receive end-of-program review and SkyWest employment offer
  • Benefit from regular contact with SkyWest mentor pilot
  • Receive bi-weekly campus visits from SkyWest pilot recruiters
  • Interact with SkyWest professionals who help prepare students and instructors for airline careers
  • Current SkyWest employees enjoy eligibility for a SkyWest Professional Leave of Absence to complete necessary training and education through the AeroGuard Elite program.

SkyWest Airlines supports career advancement and opportunity for their people. Through SkyWest’s Professional Leave Program, current employees may apply for a Professional Leave (PRO) that enables them to maintain employment as they work toward obtaining the necessary training and certifications to become a SkyWest pilot! Current employees can find more information on SkyWest Online.



Selecting the right pilot program is a big decision. Let us show you everything AeroGuard has to offer and answer all your questions. Simply fill out the short form below.

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