Participants in the Destination 225° Military Pathway receive guidance from a Southwest® First Officer mentor. Mentors provide direction as participants complete additional training or flight time requirements needed. All military pathway participants are required to build the requisite flight time and experience through SkyWarrior. If necessary, participants take an additional ATP/CTP course with Bell Murray Aerospace prior to completing the certificate with SkyWarrior.
As you complete your training, you'll receive a preferential interview with a program partner, be hired, earn a type rating, and build experience as a First Officer during your two-year commitment (note: time commitments are partner-dependent and may vary).
After completing your training and experience in the pathway, you're eligible to bypass the traditional Pilot hiring interview. By working directly with Southwest Airlines during the hiring and onboarding process, you can reach your goal of becoming a First Officer.