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Destination 225 - Civilian Rotor Pilots Eligibility

Explorer C

Firstly, thank you all of you who took the time to read this post. Like many others before me I have a a question regarding the Cadet Pathway of the Destination 225 career program.


From the Destination 225° Military Pathway page, there is a pathway for prior military aviators with rotor or powerlift experience to apply for Destination 225. However, when looking at the other pathways there is no specific pathway for already rated rotor or powerlift pilots with commercial flying experience to apply other then though the ab initio—“from the beginning”—program.


I know some other airlines enroll civilian rotor pilots with the rotor military pilots on a case by case basis and was wondering if this was the case with Destination 225 or if there was any other way for for already rated pilots with commercial flying experience to apply.


Thank you all for your time.