NorthStar Air ground to flightline

Northstar Aviation’s Ground to Flightline program is for Canadian candidates that already hold a CPL. It’s a program that gets you into your first job.

Here are details from their website (

If flying is your passion and you consider safety and quality of life as your priorities, then we want you to join our team! North Star Air offers you the opportunity to succeed in a projected career path with “real-world” experience in our great Canadian North, considered “the best training in the world.”

North Star Air is a rapidly growing airline with 240+ dedicated employees providing passenger, charter and cargo service in a safe and reliable environment. Our airline services over 54 remote Northern Ontario, Northern Manitoba and Nunavut locations with a fleet of 17 aircraft, including Pilatus PC-12, Basler BT-67 and ATR-72-500F. With 50+ departures daily, we fly over 24,000 hours per year, holding a Gold AR/GUS status.

We are a 703, 704, 705 Operator based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with additional base locations in Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake, Red Lake, Kapuskasing (all in Ontario) and Thompson, Manitoba.

We offer a competitive payscale with a comprehensive benefits package and attractive scheduling. You will spend 8 to 12 months on the ground where your duties will include, but not limited to, Dispatch, Reservations Counter, Ramp Attendant, Ground Support and other day-to-day operations.

Relocation: We allow 30-day complimentary housing to help transition to our network.

Candidates must meet the following requirements: CPL, Group 3 IFR, 250 hrs TT

You must be enthusiastic, dedicated and hard-working with excellent communication skills and customer service skills. Northern flying and/or military flight experience would be considered an asset.

Interested candidates can email cover letter and resume/CV to: with the subject line “Ground to Flight

North Star Air is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Only qualified applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

American Airlines cadet program

American Airlines announced today a first-of-its-kind program designed to help future aviators receive the training, financing and mentoring opportunities they need to fly for the world’s largest airline.

The American Airlines Cadet Academy will provide an opportunity for future pilots to become first officers at one of American’s three wholly owned regional carriers and eventually fly larger aircraft at American. Once selected, cadets will choose to train at one of American’s partner flight schools in several locations nationwide while having the option to work with Discover Student Loans to apply for a loan up to the total cost of the program, including room and board.

Check out The program’s website for more.

jetBlue Cadet Program

For those of you in the U.S, or those that are legally able to work and live in the U.S, jetBlue has introduced a cadet program known as Gateway Select. The program gets you from the beginning and takes you all the way to a first officer on their fleet of the Airbus A320/A321 family.

It costs $125,000 and can be paid in installments but they seem to be considering other options.

Here are some details:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must be 23 years old by the completion of the approximate 4-year program.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED. College degree preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a First-Class Medical Certificate
  • Able to obtain a valid passport with the ability to travel in and out of the United States by the end of training.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English.

How It Works

If accepted into the program, students follow a multi-phase training sequence over the course of four years.

  1. Phase I: Core Academics + Core Flying Skills
  2. Phase II: Basic Flying Skills
  3. Private Pilot’s License (PPL) Module
  4. Phase III: Intermediate Training
  5. Phase IV: Advanced Training
  6. Abridge Course
  7. Employment with CAE
  8. New Hire Training as a JetBlue First Officer

Head over to the jetBlue Gateway Select website for more info and apply!