Pilot Career Guide

Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively "the airlines." The airlines offer scheduled passenger service on nearly 1,500 flights daily to 132 cities in 45 states, The Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Mexico under pro-rate agreements with Frontier, and through fixed-fee airline services agreements with five major U.S. airlines. The fixed-fee flights are operated under an airline partner brand, such as AmericanConnection, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The airlines currently employ approximately 10,000 aviation professionals and operate 278 aircraft.

Numbering over 256 planes, the aircraft types include Embraer E190’s, E175’s, E170’s, ERJ-145’s and Q-400’s.

Our pilots are responsible for ensuring safe and timely flight operations in accordance with all Company and Federal Aviation Regulations.


  • Total Time: 1,400 Hours
  • Multi Engine: 50 Hours
  • Cross Country: 450 Hours
  • Instrument: 75 Hours
  • ATP Written
  • 22.5 Years of Age

If a candidate interviews with the interview minimums, but not the hiring minimums they will be eligible for hire upon successful completion of the interview process as well as:

  • Must Meet the Hiring Minimums Within Six Months of the Interview Date
  • No Certificate Action Since the Date of the Interview
  • No Misdemeanors or Felonies Since the Interview Date
  • Must Accept Class Date Within Six Months of the Interview Date


  • 1,500 hours Total Time (fixed wing)
  • 500 hours Cross Country
  • 100 hours Night
  • 50 MEL
  • 75 Hours Instrument
  • Current 1st class Medical
  • ATP Written 
  • FCC restricted radio operators permit
  • Valid Passport
  • Authorization to work in the US and the ability to travel unrestricted in and out of the US
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, nights, holidays and overnight trips
  • Must maintain a well groomed and professional appearance
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment fingerprint, background and drug testing
  • Must possess excellent communication skills to include the ability to speak, read, and write English   

Current Crew Bases

Initial crew bases are assigned by the company based on the company’s need and the seniority of the pilot in their initial training class. We have bases in the following cities:

Atlanta, GA
Atlantic City, NJ
Chicago, IL (O'Hare)
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH
Denver, CO
Greensboro, NC
Indianapolis, IN

Kansas City, MO
Laughlin, NV
Louisville, KY
Newark, NJ
New York, NY (LaGuardia)
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Washington, D.C. (Reagan National)


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