Our pilot internship enables transitioning military aviators to smoothly enter civilian aviation careers. We provide interns the opportunity to convert their existing military aviation ratings to their civilian equivalents while also exposing participants to various aspects of general aviation including private and corporate flying. Interns complete academic training on the similarities and differences between military and civilian flying with an emphasis on Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, commonly referred to as the Federal Aviation Regulations. Interns also have the opportunity to fly with mentor pilots in aircraft operated by the company. Exceptionally-qualified participants may also have the opportunity to earn additional civilian ratings during their internship, subject to time and resource availability.
Our program is DOD-approved and has also been approved by the USAF, USN & USMC. We are in the process of obtaining SkillBridge approval from the Army. See below for our application procedures.
Although our first aviation internship program is focused on transitioning military pilots, we are working on similar programs for mechanics and other aviation professionals. Click below to subscribe to our Skillbridge mailing list.
You will need the following documents to complete your application:
We have partnered with The Pilot Network for application processing and review. Complete their SkillBridge application here.
When asked "Are you specifically interested in," be sure to select "High Country Air Service" so your application is routed appropriately.
In the "Resumé" section, be sure to upload ALL of the documents you prepared in Step 1.
Candidates selected to continue in the process will be offered an opportunity to interview via Zoom. Candidates local to the Albuquerque-area may elect to interview in person and tour HCAS HQ.
Candidates not selected to continue will be notified via e-mail
Candidates selected for an internship will be issued an acceptance letter via e-mail AND USPS mail. This letter may be attached to the SkillBridge package you submit to your chain of command for their approval.