Destination 225° Military Pathway
This pathway will help you earn your civilian ratings and build flight experience for an opportunity to become a First Officer at Southwest®. As part of this program, you may leverage your existing experience to obtain an ATP/CTP rating at your own expense. Once you meet a competitive minimum fixed-wing experience level, you have the opportunity to be placed with one of our planned partner carriers to obtain approximately three years of relevant experience.
Candidates for the Military pathway might…
- Be transitioning military members who have some flight experience, but don’t meet the minimum fixed-wing flight requirements to become a First Officer at Southwest
- Come from rotor or fixed-wing backgrounds
- Be at a job where flying is part of—but not all of—the job. (i.e. special forces, warrant officer)
Southwest is proud to offer this transition training through a planned partnership with Bell Murray Aerospace to meet you at your current experience level and help you prepare for your next career. Bell Murray Aerospace, an FAA 142 Training Center, is a company dedicated to exploring training opportunities in all areas of aerospace, including individual pilot training, corporate, and military aviation operations.