Flying for Alaska Airlines
Flying for Alaska Airlines

Ascend Pilot Programs

Open doors to your future

We know the path to a fulfilling career as a commercial pilot can be long and challenging. To ease the way, we’ve created Ascend – a portfolio of career programs that will help you to rise to the next level. Ascend programs are especially valuable for pilots who are interested in joining the remarkable teams at Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air.

Pilot Pathways Program

If you aspire to eventually fly for Alaska Airlines, flying for Horizon will give you an edge with our Pilot Pathway Program. Alaska is committed to hiring 30-50% of its pilots from Horizon, putting our regional carrier pilots at a distinct advantage over those from other airlines.

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