Via Careers Program for Student Financing

With Via Careers, you pay a small deposit upfront. You train with us, we guarantee you an airline job after graduation, and you pay us back only if your salary takes off.

Interview. Train. Earn. We invest in you.

We offer an Income Share Agreement to make our training available to anyone with the skill, motivation, and passion for airline careers. Via Careers is a holistic approach to flight training that also serves your career and financing needs. Candidates will be screened through an airline-style interview process. Successful students will land high paying jobs with Flex Air’s network of regional airline partners.

Income Share Agreements: Affordable alternatives to student loans.

You pay us back only if your career takes off and your income increases above a minimum level. Your monthly payments increase only when your pay increases. Your contract has a fixed duration and a payment cap. After your contract expires, or once your total payments reach the payment cap, you owe nothing.

With Flex Air’s Via Careers Program, if our student pilots don’t succeed, we don’t get repaid. We invest in our students.

Advantages of the Via Careers Program

  • Pay a $5,000 deposit to start training (waived if you already have a Private Pilot License).
  • Guaranteed job placement as a Flex Air instructor, then at one of our partner airlines.
  • Pay nothing back until your income exceeds $40,000 a year.
  • Monthly payments are based on what you make in your airline career.
  • Stop paying once you’ve reached the $120,000 payment cap.
  • You’re 100% free of any obligation to us at the end of the 15-year payment schedule.


Eligibility Requirements

Deposit: $5,000

Your deposit secures your class date and is credited towards training costs. Deposit is refundable until your first training event.

No Credit Rating & Co-Signer Requirements

All credit ratings are eligible, and no co-signers are required. Credit scores and co-signers do not affect the terms of your repayment plan.

Enrollment Interview

You must complete an airline-style personality / psychometric test and pass an enrollment interview including situational, judgement, and FAA Private Pilot Knowledge questions. ICAO Level 6 Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English is required. If you fail your interview, your deposit is refunded and you may re-apply for a later class date.

First-Class Medical Certificate

Applicants must have already passed their USA DOT/FAA First-Class Medical.

Citizenship, Passport & ID Documents

U.S. citizens are eligible. Foreign nationals are eligible if authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis without the need for employment visa sponsorship now or in the future. Driver’s license and current passport are required.

Age: Minimum 18 years old

Student must be 18 years old at time of application.

Via Careers 2021 Applications Are Open!

While the COVID-19 crisis has delayed our 2020 class dates, we’re now opening applications for 2021. Due to significant demand, this is a highly competitive program with only a handful of slots in each class. Applications are considered on the basis of flight experience, essay responses, and financial need. We are working with our program partners to expand our class sizes. If you are passionate about an aviation career, we want to speak with you! Our Advisors will help you map out your best path to an airline pilot job based on your goals. 


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