Last week, ExpressJet Airlines and Falcon Aviation Academy celebrated the launch of our new pilot training partnership, the Cleared Career Pathway Program.
Cleared is a 22-24 month fast-track path that will allow pilots to go from zero flight time to an ExpressJet First Officer in training, while also gaining exposure to real airline training and operations before they’re ready to apply.
We had a great turnout at Falcon’s Newnan, Georgia location for a fun-filled event with snow cones, rides in a Diamond DA-20 basic training aircraft, and a chance to speak with real ExpressJet Airlines pilots aboard a Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, which was flown in by ExpressJet Atlanta Chief Pilots Jack Imperiale and Chris Polizzi.
Several ExpressJet pilots and recruiters were also on hand to answer questions about Cleared, as well as talk about what it’s like to be an airline pilot, work in the regional industry and live the flight crew life.
Not only did we speak with many career changers looking to make the jump into the flight deck, but several others showed interest in Falcon Aviation’s Aircraft Dispatcher program, of which ExpressJet has hired many graduates.
Thanks to all who attended Cleared’s launch event! Through our new partnership, both ExpressJet and Falcon remain dedicated to educating people on the many possibilities of an airline career, while also providing a clear path on how to get started as aviation professionals.