Destination 225 - University Pilot Pathway

Crew United States Omaha, Nebraska


Position Summary:

Welcome to Destination 225°, an exciting new program in partnership with Southwest Airlines® that provides motivated and capable candidates with a career path from private aviation (Part 135) with Jet Linx to the commercial airlines (Part 121). Through this program, pilots can enjoy a unique “career lifecycle solution,” with ways to elevate and extend their flight career every step of their journey. Jet Linx is excited to offer talented pilots the opportunity to build time flying as a part of our Part 135 fleet, and to share in our culture and values as they prepare for the next stage in their career. And for retiring commercial pilots seeking to continue a life serving clients through flight, Jet Linx offers a pathway back to Part 135 operations from our Base locations across the country.

Minimum Qualifications to be Considered:

  • Must be accepted into the Destination 225 program via Southwest Airlines acceptance letter
  • Must be an active student enrolled (or graduating) from an approved, affiliated University
    • University of Nebraska – Omaha
    • University of Oklahoma
    • Arizona State University
    • Oklahoma State University
  • Must meet minimum hour requirements approved by ARGUS for 4-yr University program
  • Must be willing to commit minimum of 3 years to Jet Linx
  • Must provide letter of recommendation showing good standing in coursework and flight training
  • Must provide current resume displaying current flight times, ratings and other applicable experience
  • Must successfully pass TSA background screenings, criminal history records check and FAA/DOT drug testing

Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Be able to pass the prescreening requirements needed for employment at Southwest Airlines
  • Be able to relocate


Education & Work Experience:

  • Achieved a degree from the affiliate University program within Destination 225
  • Commercial, Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings required
  • R-ATP requirements required

Physical Requirements:

  • Possess a USA DOT/FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Have or be able to obtain a valid passport with the ability to travel in and out of the US
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Be authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis without the need for company sponsorship of an employment-based visa now or in the future
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of application