Direct Entry Captain

GoJet Airlines

GoJet Airlines is a regional airline exclusively operating the world class CRJ 550 under the United Express brand.

Crew Bases: STL | ORD | EWR | IAD


Our unique Direct Entry Captain program allows experienced pilots to join GoJet as a Captain, rather than a First Officer. In addition, we have a Direct Flow/Path to United in 24 months. This program is ideal for First Officers at other regionals who meet Captain requirements but are facing long upgrade times. At GoJet, we don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to pilot hiring, and you'll find that GoJet pilots come from a wide array of aviation backgrounds. Flying for GoJet means joining a diverse pilot group that includes military pilots, high time pilots, and recent flight instructors who have transitioned into commercial flying. We look forward to welcoming you to the GoJet family!


  • Direct Entry Captains must be a minimum of 23 years old
  • FAA Multi-Engine Airline Transport Pilot's Certificate
  • Minimum Flight Experience:
    • 1,750 hours, of which 100% must be fixed wing
    • 1,000 hours multi-engine time
    • 1,000 hours air carrier experience
    • 1,000 hours turbine time


  • $175,000 Sign-On Bonus
  • $25,000 Part 121 Experience Bonus
  • Starting pay: $144.64 per flight hour
    • Top of scale: $213.15 per flight hour
  • Per Diem: $1.95
  • 100% cancellation pay
  • Minimum Guarantee: 75 hours per month
  • Longevity Match up to 18 years