AOA Cadet Program

Republic Airways And Academy of Aviation Pilot Prep & Cadet Programs

Academy of Aviation and Republic Airways have partnered to offer to AOA Commercial Pilot Students the Republic Airways and Academy of Aviation Pilot Prep & Cadet Programs with opportunities for future employment at Republic Airways for pilots who complete their training at Academy of Aviation.

Pilot Career Trajectory/Salary Trajectory Detail

RJet Pilot Prep Program Requirements

• Instrument rating & Commercial license
• No more than one check ride failure
• Current FAA First Class Medical
• Eligibility to work in the United States
• Valid driver’s license
• Currently enrolled in a flight school as a student or CFI
• Recommendation letter
• No more than 1000 total flight hours

RJet Cadet Program Requirements

• Instrument rating
• No more than one check ride failure
• No more than 700 total flight hours
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Eligibility to work in the United States
• Valid driver’s license
• Qualify for R-ATP
• Enrolled in a Part 141 flight program or serving as a CFI

Why Join the RJet Development Programs

    •Early introduction into the Republic Airways family.
    •Receive invitations to exclusive company events.
    •Qualify for our “Flight Time Initiative” program that will pay for your final 100 hours of flight time (including multi time).
    •Paid ATP-CTP course upon reaching ATP/R-ATP minimum flight experience requirements.
    •Paid hotel accommodations and ground transportation during the ATP-CTP.
    •Placement into the next open First Officer class upon reaching minimums.

Your step-by-step guide to the Cadet program:

• Join Academy of Aviation as a Commercial Pilot Student.
• Earn your Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine and Flight Instructor Ratings.
• After you earn Flight Instructor ratings, you're guaranteed an interview at Academy of Aviation as CFI.
• Flight instruct at Academy of Aviation until meeting Republic Airline's hiring standards.
• Schedule your guaranteed interview with Republic Airline.
• All candidates selected for and participating in training with the intent of taking advantage of the program will consistently demonstrate the work ethic, flying skill, aviation knowledge, professional attitude and demeanor, and personal qualifications to perform as a successful crew member for Republic Airline.

Please contact us today at (631) 777-7772 or complete our online pre-application questionnaire for more information regarding the Republic Airline And Academy of Aviation Cadet Pilot program.

What Can I Expect During My Training

Academy of Aviation Programs provide students with everything needed to go from "First Flight to First Officer," including job placement support with our partner airlines. Training starts with your Private Pilot License, and advances through your Instrument Rating and your Commercial Pilot License. You will gain valuable and practical experience as a flight instructor, allowing you to advance to the airlines rapidly while earning an income from your Commercial License.
Professional Pilots Are Needed Now. The airlines need qualified pilots for high-salary union pilot positions. In 2018, Boeing estimated a worldwide need for 790,000 new pilots per year for 20 years.

Key Features about Academy of Aviation:
•We offer a rapid acceleration through all aspects of your training. You will progress quickly without compromising efficiency or safety.
•Our flight school prides itself in offering flexible scheduling for customers with a busy schedule.
•FAA Approved maintenance facility.
•FAA Pilot Examiner on staff.
•FAA Approved Written Testing Center.
•Veteran Affairs Approved Training Center.
•We are a TSA Approved International Academy.

Some reasons for choosing the Career Pilot Program:
•Fast progress through the pilot certification path. Know exactly what you need and how you will progress through your flight training.
•Current and marketable experience at the point of getting your Commercial License.
•Financing options.

What AOA offers to your advantage:
•FAA Part 141 - lower minimum hours required.
•New technology G1000 equipped airplanes - immediately ready for the new crop of glass cockpit airplanes.
•Best rates for your multi-engine hours.
•JFK Air Traffic Control (NY Locations only) - practical skills to meet the demands of any airspace in the world.
•Always available and well serviced airplanes.

Career Trajectory

Career Path from 6 Months to 15 Years
  • $250K
  • $225K
  • $200K
  • $175K
  • $150K
  • $125K
  • $100K
  • $75K
  • $50K
  • $25K
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  • CFI
  • CFII
  • MEI
  • First Officer
  • Captain
  • First Officer
  • Captain
  • Training
  • 6 Mo
  • 7 Mo
  • 8 Mo
  • Yr 2
  • Yr 4
  • Yr 8
  • Yr 15
Flight Training
AOA Flight Instructor (Build Hours)
Regional Carrier
Major Carrier

Salary Trajectory / Average Earnings Detail

x-axis: Years as a Pilot
y-axis: Approximate Yearly Salary ($k/yr)

Flight Training - Earn your PPL, IR, CPL, CFI licenses and ratings.
CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) - Train students and build hours.
MEI (Multi-Engine Instructor) - Train students in Multi Engine aircraft.
CFII (Certified Flight Instructor Instrument) - Train students for their Instrument rating.

Academy of Aviation
G1000 cockpit

CALL (508) 784-7174

Academy of Aviation Locations:


Farmingdale, NY
Republic Airport

White Plains, NY
Westchester County Airport

Charlotte/Gastonia, NC
Gastonia Municipal Airport

Atlanta, GA
Falcon Field