Set your sights on the sky and get ready to soar. Lewis University and Spirit Airlines have partnered to offer the Spirit Wings Pilot Pathway program at the College of Aviation, Science and Technology. This program puts graduates on the fast track to a rewarding career as a Spirit First Officer.
How it Works
- Lewis University students enrolled in the aviation technology degree program obtain a recommendation from a faculty member in the College of Aviation, Science and Technology.
- Upon obtaining the faculty member’s recommendation, students can apply for the Spirit Wings Pilot Pathway program after completing their sophomore year or 500 hours of total flight time, whichever comes first.
- Qualified students are interviewed by Spirit and, if selected, given a conditional offer of employment (COE) contingent upon completing Spirit-approved ATP/CTP and Jet Transition courses, graduating with 60 credit hours in the aviation technology degree program and meeting all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) criteria for a Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) certificate.
- Program pilots are mentored as they work toward completing their degree program and the required hours for the R-ATP certificate .
- Graduates who meet all program requirements are hired as A320 First Officers at Spirit.
Dream Big. Fly Higher.
Lewis University is a national leader in aviation education and the place where aviation careers take flight. In partnership with Spirit Airlines, the Spirit Wings Pilot Pathway program provides Lewis University students the opportunity to gain valuable experience, receive mentorship and progress to a role as a professional airline pilot at a commercial airline upon graduation.
For more information contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (815)836-5250.