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Southwest Airlines

Low-Cost Airline

United States flagUnited States | N. America

Fleet: 816
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Flight Instructor - B737NG




Employment - Permanent
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Minimum requirements

Total time
1500 hours
Type rating
Not required (Training Provided)
Lic. Authority
Class 1
Covid-19 vaccination
Required where permitted by applicable law

Additional requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience of previous flying experience in aircraft above 12,500 pounds
  • Valid motor vehicle license


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as Classroom or Simulator Instructor or equivalent
  • 2 years of experience of previous FAR Part 121 operations
  • B-737 type rating

Compensation and benefits


  • $60,000 onboarding incentive: Offering a full-time onboarding incentive of $60,000 in return for a 24-month, full-time commitment as a Flight Instructor. The incentive would be paid in two installments $30,000 upon one year of service from Instructor qualification and the second $30,000 two years after qualification.
  • Flow through opportunity: A new flow-through opportunity for our Training Instructors to get a direct path to becoming First Officers with Heart! The program would begin with full-time Instructors starting in May of 2022 and would require new Employees to serve as a fully qualified Flight Instructor for two years. Following that time, they would be added to a Pilot Initial class once available.
  • Quality of life commuter benefits: If granted, must-ride transportation on Southwest Airlines to/from DAL from your commuter location for work-related activities upon request.
  • Plus, great benefits:
  • Fly for free on any open seat on all Southwest flights (your eligible dependents fly, too)
  • Up to a 9.3% 401(k) Company match, dollar for dollar, per paycheck*
  • An annual ProfitSharing contribution toward retirementwhen we profit, you profit**
  • Competitive health insurance for you and your family
  • Opportunity to buy Southwest Airlines common stock at a 10% discount
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Equal opportunity employer

Southwest Airlines is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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