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This program is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in the United States

This program is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in the United States


CAE is JetBlue’s training partner of choice for the JetBlue’s Gateway Select cadet program. CAE delivers Gateway Select's training curriculum, leveraging CAE's experience in delivering competency-based training programs to airlines throughout the world.

About the program

Gateway Select is an innovative talent pathway for those seeking to become pilots at JetBlue. This particular Gateway Program will allow an applicant, if successful, to learn with JetBlue from the beginning and become a JetBlue pilot after completing a rigorous training program.

This unique, accessible and cost-effective JetBlue Pilot Gateway Program will take a more competency-based approach to becoming a professional pilot. The Program will optimize the training of prospective airline pilots by offering early exposure to multi-crew/multi-engine operations, full-motion simulator training, crew resource management, and threat and error management. Once meeting all program requirements, including the FAA's 1,500 flight-hour requirement, pilots will become a new hire at JetBlue. At that time, graduates will go through the same orientation and six-week instruction that all first officers complete.

Course Outline

If accepted into the program, students follow a multi-phase training sequence over the course of three-four years.

Foundation Course:

Introduction to JetBlue and flying

Primary Training:

Private Pilot through Commercial Multi-Engine Certificate

Airline Preparation Course:

Jet training at JetBlue University

Instructor Training:

CFI/CFII Training

Employment with CAE as a Flight Instructor

New Hire Training as a JetBlue First Officer

Investment & Funding

Gateway Select has been designed to bring more predictability and a lower overall cost to aspiring pilots.

The cost of Gateway Select is approximately $110,000, payable in installments over the course of roughly 12 months. We have options for financial assistance to help alleviate monetary barriers to this program. If your application for JetBlue Gateway Select is successful you will be sent instructors on how to apply to for funding.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must be 23 years old by the completion of the approximate 3.5-year program.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a First-Class Medical Certificate.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid passport with the ability to travel in and out of the United States by the end of training.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English.
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