Purdue Pilot Program

Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is committed to offering 'Low Fares Done Right' to more than 80 destinations in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico on more than 300 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier's hard-working aviation professionals pride themselves in delivering the company's signature Rocky Mountain hospitality to customers. Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration's 2016 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence and was recently named the industry's most fuel-efficient airline by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) as a result of superior technology and operational efficiencies.

Job Summary

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

Purdue First Officer Hiring Requirements

FAA commercial pilot's license with instrument and multi-engine ratings

  • First Class Medical with first class privileges
  • 600+ total time hours
  • ATP or r-ATP eligible
  • Current first-class FAA medical certificate
  • Eligible for ATP written (company covers cost of ATP-CTP for successful candidates)
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • FCC Radio Operator's Permit
  • Legal right to work in, and travel freely in and out of, the United States
  • Bachelor of Science in Aviation Curriculum
  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • Recommendations from at least two Purdue professors
  • Available any day of the week, nights, weekends, holidays and overnights


  • Leaders within their communities
  • Members of Purdue club or organizations
  • Community service

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.