Would you like to be a cadet pilot? The West Atlantic Cadet Scheme is a long standing and highly regarded pilot sponsorship/cadet programme. Cadet pilots are employed by West Atlantic and cover many cadet duties whilst concurrently training for their ATPL ground studies, Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL), Instrument Rating (IR) and finally type training.
A Private Pilot’s Licence is required in order to apply, but the rest of the Cadet’s training is fully funded up front by West Atlantic Airlines. Once type rated and employed as a West Atlantic First Officer, the pilot then pays back 50% of their training costs.
Applications can be made throughout the year and will be held on file by West Atlantic until the next selection process.
Pre-entry requirements for the Cadet Scheme
- hold a current EASA Private Pilots Licence
- hold a current class 1 medical
- have a full, clean, UK driving licence
- have the rights to live and work within the UK
Preferably you should:
(but not essential for the right candidate)
- be 20-26 years old
- hold a night rating
- have 150 hours total time with 100 hours P1
West Atlantic Cadets are trained by Aeros and ProPilot at Coventry Airport. Those wishing to explore the fantastic opportunity of a cadetship with West Atlantic can find more information and an application form here. Applications should be returned to West Atlantic direct and will be held on file until the next selection process.