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Regional Airlines Bridge Programs are designed to prepare a new hire pilot candidate with lesser flight experience to successfully complete Pinnacle Airlines Initial pilot training. 

Fast Track Bridge Programs
CAE LogoCAE is proud to offer their CRJ Jump Start course for Pinnacle Airlines that offers successful trainees their fastest route to Pinnacle Airlines’ Initial Training Program – the launch pad to a First Officer position and a career within the airlines.
Flight Safety Academy LogoImagine having the opportunity to become an airline first officer with Pinnacle Airlines in less than a year.  Flight Safety Academy’s Advanced Airline Training Program is your path to the right seat.
ATP LogoAirlines recognize the completion of ATP's Regional Jet Training as assurance that you are a professional, capable of passing strenuous airline training. Ask any pilot who has completed ATP's regional jet training, and you will find that it reduced stress and improved performance in Initial Flight Training at any airline. ATP's Regional Jet Standards Certification Program distinguishes pilots from the competition and ensures that they are best prepared to enter the airline pilot job market.
Zero Track Bridge Programs
WMU Bronco LogoWestern Michigan University's College of Aviation offers bachelor of science degrees in 3 aviation specialties (Flight Science, Maintenance and Technology, Administration) and employs state of the art facilities and equipment including the latest Cirrus SR-20 aircraft as well as supporting simulation.

Capping these curricula is the Jet Equivalency Training (JET) course uniquely designed to prepare a graduate for an airline career with Pinnacle Airlines.

Embry-Riddle LogoOver the years, Embry-Riddle has had in place one or more New-Hire Programs with commercial airlines. The programs are implemented and designed to provide exceptional opportunities for Embry-Riddle graduates with Aeronautical Science degrees to become new-hire pilots with airlines upon graduation. 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has entered into a Pilot Provisioning Services Agreement with Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. This program allows our students to be provided a fast-track into an airline First Officer position flying CRJs at Pinnacle Airlines."

ATP students get the competitive edge with airline-oriented flight training at a fixed cost in the shortest time frame. Regional airlines hire more pilots from ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program than from any other single flight school. The higher level of qualifications this program provides is the first step in setting you apart from your peers.ATP Logo