We are excited that you are ready to join HAA and start on the path toward a career as a professional pilot.
In order to apply to HAA for admissions into either our airplane or helicopter training program, please look at the available start dates below and the corresponding application periods. This will tell you when to submit your application for your desired start date.
HAA will notify all applicants of acceptance or denial within two weeks of the submission of all required application materials. The application window for each month’s start date closes 7 days prior to orientation.
If you wish to apply for Ascend Pilot Academy, our partnership with Alaska Airlines, the first step is to apply directly with Alaska and be accepted into the program. You can apply via Alaska’s website.
Once accepted, students will need to pay the $150 Registration Fee to secure their spot.
International students will also need to pay a $300 International Application Processing Fee. This fee is non-refundable. Once the registration and application processing fees are paid and your TSA training request has initial approval, HAA will issue your visa paperwork. If there is a change to a student’s start date and HAA must reprocess the application, then $150 fee is charged. This fee will be waived one time if the delay is due to a COVID-related embassy closure.
If a logbook evaluation needs to be done to evaluate prior experience, a $500 fee will be charged.
Acceptance into HAA’s program is at the discretion of the school’s admissions team. Acceptance may be revoked prior to enrollment if the admissions team learns new information that they feel would make the applicant unsuccessful in the program. The HAA registration fee will be returned in this case.