Delta Selects FlightSafety International for New Pilot Training Program

New program creates advancement opportunities for Delta employees.

Delta will select employees to undergo flight training to eventually become pilots for the airline.FlightSafety International

Delta Air Lines has selected FlightSafety International to provide training for Delta's Propel Pilot Career Path Program, according to a FlightSafety news release. In the Propel Program, the airline chooses employees to earn FAA multi-engine, commercial, instrument and certified flight instructor ratings at the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida.

After selectees complete their training, they will be offered flight instructor positions in order to build the 1,500 hours needed to be eligible for an FAA airline transport pilot certificate. These newly-rated pilots then move to approved Delta Connection carriers where they’ll have the opportunity to transition to Delta’s mainline in 42 months or less.

David Davenport, FlightSafety’s Executive Vice President said, “We are very pleased to be selected by Delta Air Lines to support the Delta Propel program. This new and innovative approach to hiring the next generation of pilots, while advancing employees from within is an excellent opportunity for Delta employees to benefit from the highest quality and most comprehensive programs available. We look forward to welcoming Delta employees to the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida starting in December.”

FlightSafety’s academy offers a fleet of over 100 aircraft including Piper Warriors, Arrows and Seminoles equipped with G500/650 series avionics, NextGen ADS-B In and Out and iPad compatibility. The campus has a wide variety of training tools including multimedia classrooms, flight training devices, and an Air Traffic Control communications lab. In addition, the academy provides a library, pilot shop, and other amenities that are typical of standard universities.