MILITARY TRANSITION PROGRAM

Flex Air SkillBridge - Airline Careers for any Veteran

Flex Air is a proud SkillBridge partner. Our authorization letter from the Office of the Secretary of Defense allows us to train active-duty interns who receive full military pay and benefits during their internship period, which can last up to six months. No prior flight experience is necessary to participate in our SkillBridge program, which is the first of its kind in the aviation industry.

Our SkillBridge Aviation program has two parts, a no-cost airline career coaching track and an optional pilot training track. You can enroll in both tracks simultaneously. Flight training can include everything from your Private Pilot License to advanced multi-engine and instructor ratings depending on the intern’s prior flight experience.

We’re a company led by a US Navy veteran co-founder and senior US Air Force board advisor, so we’ve been in your shoes before. How can we serve you in your transition planning? Get in touch and let’s build a plan together.

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Rotor Transition Program (RTP) for the Helicopter Pilot

If you currently hold an FAA Commercial Rotor Certificate either from being in the military and desire to attain your Reduced Fixed-Wing ATP, our Rotor Transition Program is for you. This program is designed to help you transition from rotor aircraft to fixed-wing aircraft in about three months. At the end of your RTP program, you will have your multi-engine commercial certificate so that you can fly for hire.

 

Each of our RTP programs are custom designed for your current experience, knowledge, and flight time. This means that you do not have to fly any unnecessary hours in order to get your new certificates and ratings. To help you achieve your goal of becoming a fixed-wing pilot, we offer student housing by the month that is fully furnished and ready for you. This means that you will be able to study and work on your aviation knowledge without any distractions, and you will be close to the airport so that you can gain the required flight time at a rapid pace.

For Veterans by Veterans

We’ve transitioned over 80 veterans to airline careers since our founding in 2016 and are the first flight school to be accepted into the DoD SkillBridge program.

Paul Wynns, US NAVY
CEO & President of Flex Air

Resources for Veteran Pilots

Any transition to civilian life is full of uncertainty, but it’s worth the risk. We’ve been in your shoes before and we’ve got your back. Some resources to get you started, based on the questions we get most often:

NAVY COOL
Navy COOL will pay for exam fees associated with any of your ratings. You can learn about the process and fill out a Voucher Request Form to get started with your command.

ARMY COOL
Army COOL  will pay for credentialing fees, including a portion of your flight training. You can apply on the IgnitEd website.

MILITARY LOGBOOKS
Our friends at AnyTime Logbooks can help. Here’s a video walkthrough.

USING YOUR GI BILL FOR FLIGHT TRAINING
We are not a degree-granting institution and cannot take GI Bill funds. Even if we did, we’d urge you to use your GI Bill wisely. Your GI Bill goes farthest in the classroom. For flight training, you’ll get substantially less of a benefit.

MATCHING YOUR ACTIVE DUTY INCOME
Use this calculator to find out HOW much do you need to earn as a civilian in order to match your current active-duty income.

RESUME WRITING
Here are some resources to get you started. We also provide career counseling and placement services to all our students and alumni.

Sign up for more information on our Military Transition Program

Quality flight training is a big investment…

For a huge career payoff! Pilot salaries are higher than ever before in the history of aviation and will keep rising for decades. Over the course of a typical career, an airline pilot might earn as much as $7 million.
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Follow the Journeys' of our actual students

John Smith, Pilot for Frontier airlines

  • Civilian to CFI II in 6 months
  • Spent 2 years as a Private Pilot
  • Current Salary, $200,000 a year
MILITARY TRANSITION PROGRAM

Ready to start your engines?

We know all the researching can be daunting, and for many people choosing to follow your dreams is a decision riddled with anxiety of the unknown. We’re here to help lay the path.