Shorten Your ETA, Accelerate Your Career

Candidates who are qualified and selected for the United Career Path Program will be placed in the hiring pool at United as a First Officer on their narrow body fleet after 18 months of flight instruction with LAT USA, reaching 1,500 hours of total flight time and obtaining an ATP AMEL.

60 Days

Time it takes to complete the initial training on airline procedures and earn your EASA flight instructor license

18 months

The duration of the program, during which you’ll be an instructor for LAT USA

Goodyear , AZ

LAT USA is located at the Phoenix Goodyear Airport

It Takes The Right Attitude And Aptitude To Get In

What it takes to be considered for the program:
  • CPL with Instrument Rating
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Commendable employment record
  • Completion of the Airline Application
  • A minimum of 500 hours of total flight time
  • A minimum of 200 hours of instruction given
What’s required if your application is accepted:
  • Completion of the Hogan Personality Index
  • Panel interviews with the Lufthansa Aviation Training and United Airlines team

Become Your Best By Training The Best

While preparing to be a United pilot, you’ll be a Lufthansa Aviation Training employee teaching future airline pilots for the airlines of the Lufthansa Group.

What You’ll Learn And Teach

You’ll learn the Lufthansa method of instruction during an initial 60-day standardization training.

During your 18 months in the program, you’ll be a flight instructor at LAT USA campus, located at the Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, AZ.

Training Equipment

Our current fleet includes Beechcraft Bonanza, Grob 120A and Cirrus SR20 G6. You’ll also have access to 3 FNPT simulators.

The Perks Of Working Here

Compensation includes a competitive salary, 401(k), medical and health benefits, paid vacation, sick days, paid training and very attractive, reduced fare flight privileges.

Get Your Foot In The Door At United

During your 18 months, you’ll have direct access to United Airlines staff through the United Professional Development Mentoring Program, which gives you the ability to start building relationships with their team. United also closely monitors training, dependability and discipline records throughout your time here. Upon a successful final review of CPP exit requirements, you’ll enter the United First Officer hiring pool.

Landing In The Right Seat

"It’s life changing. Getting to United this quickly and be able to go up the seniority list there that quickly, puts me ahead of so many people I wouldn’t traditionally be ahead of.”

– Dan Menees, Flight Instructor/United CPP, 24 years old

“Once you complete training, you’ve advanced your career. Instead of one step, you’ve jumped a couple steps ahead… you save years getting to United.”

– Kohl Lamb, Flight Instructor/United CPP, 23 years old

“It's such a new and innovative program, and, honestly I think it will become the norm.”

– Curtis Oberbroeckling, Flight Instructor/United CPP, 22 years old

Your Home Base

Home base for this program is the Phoenix Goodyear Airport (GYR), located southwest of Phoenix, Arizona.

Lufthansa Aviation Training USA Inc.
1658 S Litchfield Rd
Bldg. 104 Suite 1
Goodyear, AZ 85338
United States

Phone +1 623 932-1600
Fax +1 623 925-4078


Directions via Google Maps

The Ideal Air/Life Balance

Here are a few reasons you’ll love to call this place home during your time here.

skyscrapers buildings

Arizona averages approximately 350 fair-weather flying days a year.

Swimming Pool

Greater Phoenix area offers below-national-average cost of living


Access to beautiful hiking areas all around the state


Seemingly endless number of golf courses


Year-round sporting events, including basketball, baseball and hockey

Girl in Bar

An emerging craft beer scene with more than 30 craft breweries around the Greater Phoenix area

Set Your New Flight Path Today

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