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Horizon Air Horizon Pilot Development Program in SeaTac, Washington

Company Horizon Air

The Team

As a pilot for Horizon Air, you will be among the best in the regional airline industry as you fly throughout the West. To help keep you at the top of your game, we offer attractive compensation, development opportunities, a path to our mainline carrier Alaska Airlines, and a great team that's known for its skill and close-knit teamwork.

Role Summary

The Pilot Development Program is geared toward pilot students whom attend one of our partner schools/programs and are interested in a career with Horizon Air. As the regional carrier for Alaska Airlines, you will fly through some of the most beautiful parts of our country with advanced avionics at your fingertips that keep the flying fun. If you want to join a solid team with a strong company culture, we invite you to apply today. The program offers training, mentorship, and a defined path to starting a career with Horizon Air. Pilots sign an agreement to work for Horizon Air for a minimum of two years after reaching ATP minimums.

Key Duties

  • Attend program specific meetings as scheduled

  • Check in meetings scheduled with program director every 6 months

  • Complete monthly survey of flight hours

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


Where permitted by applicable law, candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.


  • Hold a PPL

  • Must hold an FAA First Class Medical Certificate

  • Valid US Driver’s License

  • Be further than 6 months from reaching ATP minimums.

  • Ability to provide accurate flight records, including logbooks.

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Apply to the Horizon Pilot Development Program

  • Successfully complete pilot development program in accordance with program guidelines

  • FCC Permit Restricted Radiotelephone Operator

  • A minimum of 21 years old

  • Authorization to work in the U.S.

  • Must have and be able to maintain a valid passport allowing unrestricted travel, without a TRP, to and from the US

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

Total Rewards

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k program with a company match up to 6%

  • Monthly incentive pay plan up to $150 per month

  • Annual incentive pay plan with a target 5% payout of annual earnings

  • Generous paid time off

  • Unlimited standby travel benefits on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 12/31/2021
Location Portland, OR - Pilots
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.
People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
We are an E-Verify® employer, where required by law.
I: Y
L: #LI-A1 Note: any salary range estimates not listed under Starting Rate in the job posting are provided solely by LinkedIn and are not official and have not been verified by Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air.
Job Locations USA-OR-Portland | USA-WA-SeaTac | USA-WA-Spokane | USA-OR-Medford | USA-ID-Boise
Requisition ID 2021-5247
Category Pilots