ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GoJet Airlines is pleased to announce that it has teamed with ATP Flight School to offer financial assistance to aspiring commercial aviators as part of ATP's new Tuition Reimbursement Program. This program mitigates ATP loan repayment obligations or rebates a portion of ATP tuition payment costs for eligible participants. In exchange, ATP flight instructors commit to flying for GoJet after earning the requisite number of hours.
"One of the biggest barriers to entry for pilots in commercial aviation is the cost of earning 1,500 hours of flight time," said Terry Basham, Chief Operating Officer at GoJet Airlines. "This program eases the financial burden associated with the earning of those hours, while simultaneously ensuring that GoJet has a direct pipeline to top-notch talent at ATP Flight School."
"ATP students have access to numerous loan options for full financing of airline career pilot program flight training. This agreement will allow for a portion of students' training costs to be paid for by GoJet, rather than the students themselves," said Justin Dennis, Vice President, ATP.
In addition to ATP tuition reimbursement, GoJet offers an $8,000 signing bonus, referral and mentor bonuses, and one of the most generous commuter policies in the industry. To join the GoJet team, visit www.gojetairlines.com/careers.
About GoJet Airlines
GoJet Airlines operates a fleet of 47 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and provides scheduled air service for United Airlines (as United Express) and Delta Air Lines (as Delta Connection). Starting in 2015, GoJet will add 7 CRJ900 aircraft to its Delta fleet. Based in St. Louis and with crew bases in St. Louis, Denver, Raleigh-Durham and Chicago, GoJet serves over 4 million passengers annually, with more than 220 daily flights providing service to over 60 destinations.
About ATP Flight School
In 1984, ATP pioneered accelerated, professional multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers with an airline-sponsored career track from zero time to 1500 hours, with CFI job placement and airline employment. ATP flies over 150,000 flight hours annually with 266 aircraft which results in more than 4,500 FAA pilot certificates each year. As America's largest flight school, ATP is the leading supplier of professionally trained pilots to the nation's regional airlines, air charter operators, and corporate flight departments. Learn more at ATPFlightSchool.com.
SOURCE GoJet Airlines