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CBU Aviation Science Program Partners with SkyWest Airlines

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (April 16, 2014) — California Baptist University’s aviation science program has entered into a partnership with SkyWest Airlines on a Pilot Cadet Program. This program provides students with unmatched opportunities toward becoming a SkyWest first officer. It is the second such agreement signed in the past month.

Students who successfully complete the program requirements with satisfactory completion of the ATP written, are guaranteed a final interview for a first officer position with SkyWest.

“This preference allows our aviation flight students to attend CBU in confidence, knowing their efforts will be rewarded by SkyWest,” said Dr. Daniel Prather, Department Chair of Aviation Science. “It is clear that SkyWest Airlines sees great value in our aviation major and the high-quality flight training we provide at CBU.”

Students in the Pilot Cadet Program must maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average, complete advanced jet training courses and attain the FAA ratings of Commercial Pilot/Instrument and Multi-Engine, and Certified Flight Instructor.

This program is another great reason to join CBU’s small class sizes and get instruction from some of the best aviation instructors in the industry. For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Prather at 951.343.4924 or email dprather@calbaptist.edu.

About SkyWest Airlines

SkyWest Airlines serves destinations throughout North America, providing global access to millions of people each month.  SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Peaking at more than 2,000 daily flights with 330 aircraft, SkyWest is an industry leading airline and one of the largest regional airlines in the world. For more information, visit www.skywest.com and follow @SkyWestAirlines on Twitter.