Fuel Your Pilot Career With More Of What Matters

Here, Pilots Go Further

Fuel Your Pilot Career With More Of What Matters

Here, Pilots Go Further

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There’s A Reason Spirit Is Our Name

If you ask Spirit Pilots, they’ll be quick to tell you we’re home to some of the most enthusiastic, safety-oriented, can-do aviation professionals in the industry. We are welcoming, relaxed, friendly, and fun. Other airlines may say that. We live it. No two days are the same, whether it’s the route you’re on or the crew you’re with. Our teams thrive on providing unique experiences while following protocol, ensuring each Guest and Team Member arrive to their destination safely, while supporting the reliable needs that make each flight, trip, and day live up to our name.

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Comprehensive Benefits & Perks For Our Pilots

Of course, we offer the benefits you expect. But we also go beyond that. We want you to achieve long-term success here. We know that means reaching career goals, flexibility with your schedule, attractive work rules, and additional perks that sometimes make all the difference.

Qualifications You Have

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Don’t Have These Qualifications?

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Just beginning you Pilot journey? Our Spirit Wings Pilot Pathway Program is here to help.

Ready To Take Flight

Five Steps Towards A Career With More Of What Matters

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    1. Apply

    Submit your resume online to begin your journey of becoming a Spirit First Officer.

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    2. Connect

    Our Talent Acquisition team will reach out regarding next steps.

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    3. Interview

    If we are a good fit, you will be invited to an in-person interview.

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    4. Begin Your Journey

    Our Welcome Center and Talent Specialists provide a tailored approach to see you through every step.

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    5. Start Class

    You will be invited to join our team for an 8- to 12-week training program in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

We’re In Flight

Upcoming Events To Learn How You Can Fuel Your Pilot Career  

Pilot Hiring Events

Stay tuned!

Pilots in the cockpit

NGPA Expo Industry Briefing

February 16, 2024

Women In Aviation, Inc. Conference

March 21-23, 2024

Our Training Program Is Designed Specifically For You!

Our Spirit First Officer Training Program takes place in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and is designed to teach a proper balance of systems knowledge and functional pilot skills.

You will benefit from stimulating, focused, and efficient instruction both in and out of the classroom.

Our Flight Operations Training Team follows your progress throughout the curriculum, ready to offer the resources needed to ensure your success.

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We’re Located Where You Want To Be

We provide you with More Go across several destinations in 15 countries. When you join Spirit, you’ll have an incredible opportunity to experience different cultures and areas of the world.

Scroll the map to see all of our destinations. Our crew bases are marked in yellow.

Map is current as of November 2023.

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Takeoff With Our Spirit Wings Pilot Pathway Program

Our Spirit Wings Pilot Pathway Program was designed for Pilots looking to navigate the next steps to realizing their career dreams. If that is you, you will take part in a direct path to a rewarding career, flying for our fast-growing commercial airline.

Qualified candidates apply for this program through one of our partners. If you are chosen, you will receive a conditional offer of employment, a Spirit Electronic Flight Bag, and mentorship and guidance as you complete all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements to become a professional airline Pilot. Graduates who meet all program requirements will join Spirit as a First Officer.

Explore our programs below. Once you’re ready to get started, apply here!

  • Part 141 Flight School Partners

  • University Partners

  • Spirit Direct Program

CAE


Phoenix, AZ

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INTERNATIONAL AERO ACADEMY

Lakeland, FL

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L3HARRIS


Sanford, FL

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THRUST FLIGHT

Jacksonville, FL

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U.S. AVIATION ACADEMY

Denton, TX

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WAYMAN AVIATION ACADEMY
Miami, FL

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EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY

Daytona Beach, FL

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FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Melbourne, FL

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LEWIS UNIVERSITY


Phoenix, AZ

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY


Lynchburg, VA

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LYNN UNIVERSITY


Boca Raton, FL

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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Kalamazoo, MI

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ATP FLIGHT SCHOOL
Jacksonville, FL

Spirit has partnered with ATP Flight School to launch the Spirit Direct Program, a program offering the same career path opportunities at Spirit as the  Spirit Wings Pilot Pathway Program.
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Our Pilots Say It Better Than We Can

If You Need More Reasons To Join…

We’ve built what we know to be the most phenomenal success stories in aviation today, and we’re privileged to fly one of the youngest fleets in the industry. These awards and industry partnerships show how we are committed to engaging great Pilots like you.

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It’s Time To Pilot Your Future Your Way

Spirit Airlines is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.