Republic is America’s leading regional carrier flying the world’s largest fleet of Embraer E170/175 aircraft. Republic works in partnership with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines which means stability, growth opportunities and – with eleven bases throughout the United States – the broadest range of domiciles in the business including Louisville (SDF), Indianapolis (IND) and Columbus (CMH).

Why Join the RJet Development Program?

    • Early introduction into the Republic Airways 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).
    • Paid ATP-CTP course upon reaching ATP/R-ATP minimum flight experience requirements
    • Placement into the next open First Officer class upon reaching minimums

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 Airways 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.

RJet Cadet Program Requirements:

  • Instrument rating
  • No more than one check ride failure
  • No more than 700 total flight hours
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Eligibility to work in the United States
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Qualify for R-ATP
  • Enrolled in a Part 141 flight program or serving as a CFI
  • Click HERE to see a sample resume (.docx)


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
  • No more than 1000 total flight hours
  • Click HERE to see a sample resume


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