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!

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