Part 135 / College Cadet Program

Mesa Airlines

Mesa currently operates 143 aircraft, with more than 687 daily system departures to 129 cities, 41 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, and The Bahamas. The Company has approximately 3,100 employees and plans to hire an additional 1,000 in the next two years. For more information, go to www.mesa-air.com.


Pilots choose Mesa because of the real opportunities that exist for both experienced pilots and newcomers to the industry. Mesa's training, job security and upgrade times are second to none. A testament to our success and future opportunities – is the fact that – while our growth is among the fastest in the industry, our pilot attrition is among the lowest.

First Officer Minimum Qualifications & Hour Requirements

  • FAA Commercial Multi-Engine Land
  • Instrument Airplane
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current Valid Passport
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to read and speak English language