JSX Pilot Program and Career Path

The JSX Pilot Pathway Program is your exciting opportunity to fast-track your career towards becoming a First Officer at JSX Airlines. US Aviation Academy is a select flight training academy in partnership with JSX Airlines that offers a faster, streamlined pathway for flight instructors to transition into First Officer positions at JSX.

With multiple crew base locations, including Dallas, TX (DFW), Burbank, CA (BUR), Las Vegas, NV (LAS), and Orlando, FL (MCO), our program will give you an incredible opportunity to take charge of your career.

JSX Pilot Requirements

At US Aviation Academy, aspiring pilots with training, tools, and support can soar to new heights as a JSX Pilot. The basic minimum requirements for the JSX Pilot Pathway Program are:
  • 600 total flight hours (for United Aviate participants only)*
  • 800 hours minimum flight hour requirement (without United Aviate)
  • 50 hours multi-engine and 75 hours instrument actual/simulated
  • Must meet FAA First Class Medical Certificate requirements
  • Must be fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • Possess a valid passport
  • Have the legal right to work in the US
Candidates for JSX Pilot Pathway will be US Aviation Academy Part 141 Flight Training alumni who have become Flight Instructors. At 600 total hours*, Flight Instructors will be eligible for the program to interview with JSX. This program is also part of the United Aviate program pathway, allowing for even lower minimums for Aviate Participants.

Becoming a Commercial Pilot with JSX!

Application Process

We’ve streamlined the application process, making it easy for you to get started on your journey as a JSX Pilot.

Apply for Accelerated Flight Training

US Aviation Academy’s highly successful Accelerated Flight Training program can put you on the fast track to have your commercial and flight instructor certificates within nine months.

Apply for United Aviate

This step is optional, but we highly recommend it. Benefits of United Aviate include faster entry into JSX and possible long-term career advancement opportunities beyond JSX. United Aviate acts as a bridge program, offering a structured path to United Airlines in the future.

Become a Certified Flight Instructor

Becoming a certified flight instructor (CFI) allows you to accumulate hours quickly. Plus, for the JSX Program, there is a lower minimum hour requirement for United Aviate participants who become CFIs.

Reach Hour Requirements

Reaching your hour requirements is crucial in the JSX Pilot Program. Once you have reached your required amount, start sharpening your interview skills.

Interview with JSX

Interviewing is a required step in the pilot program selection process. The process can be a phone interview, questionnaire, or other options. Expect technical questions about flight knowledge, HR interviews, assessments, and comprehensive evaluations. You won’t go in alone; US Aviation Academy will set you up for success.

Start Jet Training!

After passing the interview, you could be on your way to jet training!

JSX Pilot Program Cost

After completing the JSX Pilot Program you will earn a Commercial and Flight Instructor Certificate.

Scholarship Opportunities and Financial Aid

The JSX Pilot Program understands new pilots may have financial concerns on how to pay for training. At US Aviation Academy we offer various ways to help make your dream a reality through scholarships, financial aid, and veteran benefits such as the GI Bill®. The AOPA Flight Training Scholarship is awarded to 10 qualified flight students. Nine receive $9,000 and one top candidate will receive $12,000 in scholarship money. Find application criteria, requirements, and apply today! Visit our Financing page to learn more about financing options.

JSX Pilot Job’s Perks

The benefits of becoming a JSX Pilot include flying to exciting destinations around the US as well as flying Embraer ERJ-135 and ERJ-145 aircraft. Further benefits from JSX Airlines include:
  • $15,000 Sign on Bonus
  • Uniform allowance provided to new hires with annual replenishment
  • CASS Participant
  • Primary overnight hotel at a Hilton (or similar) property
  • Holiday pay = 1.5x day rate
  • 100% company-paid dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Company Sponsored HSA
  • Quarterly company-wide performance goal bonus
  • 14 days of PTO
  • And more!

JSX Operating Bases

JSX, as a hop-on jet service, is a public charter operator and currently flies to locations all over the United States and the Bahamas. Stops include Los Angeles, Nashville, Phoenix, Westchester County, NY, and many other cities across the US. Crew bases include Dallas, TX (DFW) Burbank, CA (BUR), Las Vegas, NV (LAS), Orlando, FL (MCO).
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Why US Aviation Academy?

US Aviation Academy’s JSX Pilot Program is a fast-paced flight training program designed to prepare you for a career as a commercial airline pilot as quickly as possible. Partnering with airlines like JSX can give you a boost to your career and help it take off like you never imagined.

Apply to Become a JSX Pilot

Take the first step towards your dream career today. Visit US Aviation Academy’s, contact our admissions team to learn more about the JSC Pilot Program or schedule a Discovery Flight.


What are the minimum qualifications for becoming a pilot with JSX?

The minimum qualifications include 600 hours flight time, or 800 hours for non-United Aviate participants, 50 hours multi engine time, a First Class Medical and a valid passport.

What type of training is provided for new pilots joining JSX?

JSX pilots go through the JSX Pilot Pathway Program, a streamlined process for commercial pilot students. This program is designed to be faster and more efficient than a traditional path to becoming a first officer.

What is the typical career path for a pilot at JSX?

Many JSX pilots start as a flight instructor and transition to an Embraer ERJ-135 or ERJ-145 first officer position after reaching 600 hours (or 800 hours if not participating in the United Aviate program). Once you have gained experience as a first officer, you may be eligible to upgrade to captain.

Are there specific aircraft models or types flown by JSX pilots?

JSX pilots fly Embraer ERJ-135 and ERJ-145 aircraft.