2 female Southwest Pilots holding hearts out of the flight deck windows

Southwest Airlines® at EAA AirVenture 2023

Say hello.

Thanks for flying by! We're so glad you're here. Southwest® is proud to be the Bronze Sponsor of EAA AirVenture 2023.

Fly by Booth 68 to view our historical Southwest artifacts, learn how our Maintenance Team interacts with our aircraft, and discover how you can embark on a career in the skies through our K-12 and college internship programs.

If interested in becoming a Southwest Pilot, join our Pilot Hiring Team and Destination 225° Program Team at one of our sessions below.

Daily booth schedule.

Your path to flying as a First Officer
Pilot Hiring and Destination 225
° info session
Daily at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.

K-12 activity session
Soar into the world of aviation and learn together!
Daily at 2:00 p.m.

Calling all current and future pilots!

Are you a pilot interested in our First Officer role or an aspiring aviator wanting to learn more about our Destination 225° Pilot Pathway Program? Share your experience, and we'll give you the insider scoop on what's coming up!

How Captain Ernie leads with Heart.

Whether he’s inspiring viewers through his “Pilot Life” videos on his YouTube Channel, motivating and mentoring aspiring aviators, or leading with Heart in his travels, Captain Ernie is the Heart of Southwest Airlines. With over three decades of piloting experience, Ernie hopes to make Customers, Crews, and fellow aviators the best version of themselves.  
Captain Ernie M. holding up a Heart in front of a Southwest aircraft

Our Heart in action.

We care for and celebrate one another by putting our Heart in action! Southwest Employees are encouraged and empowered to create a community wherever they are by volunteering, supporting Cohearts, and giving back.

Adopt-A-Pilot: Mentorships Take Flight
Traveling to the Happiest Place on Earth
Repurpose with Purpose: Caroline's Wallet
Empowers Human Trafficking Survivors with Flights for Freedom
Medical Transportation Grant Program: Cora's Journey
Join our Talent Community.
We’ll notify you about relevant positions and keep you in mind for new opportunities.