Embry-Riddle Pilot Program

Frontier Airlines

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Job Summary

This program is designed to identify strong candidates from Embry-Riddle in order to provide them a structured pathway to a career as a Frontier pilot.

Basic Student Qualifications

For a student to be qualified for interview under this Agreement, he or she must meet the following qualifications:


Frontier requires the following initial qualifications prior to being offered a conditional offer of pool placement:

  • GPA of 3.2/4.0 or above
  • Letters of recommendation from two Embry-Riddle professors or administrators
  • No disciplinary records from the previous 24 calendar months
  • No more than two sick days used per rolling academic year
  • Successfully pass an interview with Frontier and maintain these qualifications prior to starting employment
  • Apply online via Airline Apps

Pilot Specific

Frontier requires the following qualifications prior to a potential hire being transitioned from the pool to a class date, along with the items listed under a. General:

  • First Class Medical with first class privileges
  • 600+ total time hours
  • No more than one check ride/stage check failure during the previous rolling 12 calendar months
  • No more than three total check ride/stage check failures in total during their pilot training at Embry-Riddle
  • No accidents or incidents on their pilot record
  • No certificate enforcement action (pending or adjudicated) on their pilot record
  • First Class medical certificate
  • ATP license, or ability to obtain license when experience permits
  • Meet Frontier's minimum requirements as listed on www.flyfrontier.com

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature and level of work required of the referenced position; they are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Please be advised that duties and expectations of this position may be subject to change.

Frontier Airlines, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Frontier Airlines is a Zero Tolerance Drug-Free Workplace. All prospective employees are subject to pre-employment testing for the following drugs and their metabolites: Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opioids and Phencyclidine (PCP). Further, any applicant who is found to have tested positive on any required drug or alcohol test at a former employer will be considered ineligible for employment with Frontier.