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JetBlue to hire pilots with no previous experience flying planes

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If you thought being pilot sounded like fun, but you don’t have any experience, it turns out that might not matter.

Due to an industry-wide pilot deficit, JetBlue announced it will expand its search for new recruits to those who’ve never even flown before, Travel and Leisure reports.

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The airline is expanding its search as part of its Pilot Gateway Select program, which began last year. The four-year training program is designed to teach just about anyone to be a commercial pilot. This year, the program will accept 24 new candidates, according to Travel and Leisure.

Applicants must be at least 23 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, be legally eligible to work in the United States, be eligible to hold a valid passport, and be proficient in the English Language, the program’s site states. Those accepted will undergo four years of training, which will cost $125,000 to complete.

The program will take participants through classroom instruction, followed by flight simulation and 1,500 hours of flying experience before becoming JetBlue pilots.

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With no experience required, JetBlue received applicants last year from a variety of industries, including a former baggage handler, grocery store clerk and accountant.

Source: Fox News

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