Delta air lines pilots
Mainline Airline

First Officer – AC on Seniority


General Requirements

  • At least 23 years of age.
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must be authorized to work in the US
  • Current passport or other travel documents enabling the bearer to freely exit and re-enter the U.S. (multiple reentry status).
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Graduate of a four-year degree program from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Dept. of Education recognized accrediting organization is preferred.
    • Degrees obtained from a non-U.S. institution must be evaluated for equivalency to U.S. degrees by a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

FAA Requirements

  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument – Airplane.
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate.
  • All aeronautical experience requirements for an ATP, Airplane category rating, as set forth in 14 CFR §61.159.
  • Current ATP written exam.

Flight Time Requirements

  • Minimum of 1,500 hours of total documented flight time.
  • Minimum of 1,000 hours of fixed wing turbine time (airplane and powered lift combined).
  • Minimum of 250 hours PIC or SIC as defined in 14 CFR §61.159(a)(5) in an airplane category.
  • Minimum of 50 hours of multi-engine airplane time.

When evaluating the flight time of applicants meeting the basic qualifications, consideration will be given to, among other things, quality, quantity, recency, and verifiability of training; complexity of aircraft flown; types of flight operations; and hours flown as PIC in turbine powered aircraft.

Other Requirements

  • Applicants invited to interview must provide appropriate documentation of all flight hours, FAA pilot certificates, FAA medical certificate and college transcripts.
  • FCC Radiotelephone Operator’s Permit.
  • DOT required pre-employment drug test.
  • International Certificate of Vaccination (Yellow Card) for Yellow Fever prior to starting indoctrination training. This requirement may be waived only for legitimate medical or other limited reasons.
  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire.
  • Receiving the COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment at Delta Air Lines, Inc. for all U.S.-based new hires where permitted by applicable law. If you are subject to this requirement and are not fully vaccinated, you must complete your first vaccination dose before your start date with plans to become fully vaccinated. If you qualify for an accommodation, supporting documentation will be required.
  • TSA required fingerprint based Criminal History Records Check and a Delta background check.

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