United Airlines - Aviate Academy

w/PPL Application
This application is for individuals with a Private Pilot License (PPL) applying to the United Aviate Academy. If you do not have a Private Pilot License and interested in the United Aviate Academy click here.

At United Aviate Academy, your dreams of becoming a pilot for United have never been more possible. By joining our flight training academy, you'll be a part of the next generation of highly qualified, talented and diverse United pilots. And, with United Aviate Academy being a wholly owned subsidiary of United Airlines, you'll not only be trained to fly, but you will also:

  • Receive career guidance and direction from United Aviate Ambassadors
  • Start experiencing United's culture and be on the inside track
  • Become a part of a company that is committed to global citizenship by taking an active role in diversity, equity and inclusion, the environment and creating a more sustainable future

Please carefully review our requirements and selection process if you are interested in applying to United Aviate Academy w/ PPL.

You're eligible to apply for United Aviate Academy w/PPL Application if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Are a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Have a Private Pilot License

United Aviate Academy Selection Process:

  • Submit your application (you are here!)
  • Take online assessments
  • Complete an in-person Aviate Interview
  • Receive a conditional acceptance with the follow requirements
    • Obtain a FAA First Class Medical certificate
    • Pass background checks
    • Pass a drug screen
    • Provide physical proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of 1) a valid U.S. passport OR 2) an original or certified copy of your birth certificate along with a government-issued photo ID

For more information about the United Aviate Academy, please visit unitedaviate.com/academy.



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