RTP Rotor Transition Program

The Rotor Transition Program is a transition training pathway to assist military and civilian pilots who possess a helicopter commercial license, with instrument privileges, to translate their skills into becoming airline pilots. This program is open to all helicopter pilots who have minimum total flight times of either 750 hours for military and 1500 hours for civilian. This rotor transition program training is designed to assist the transitioning helicopter pilot in bridging the gap from their current FAA ratings to obtain the required 250 hours of Pilot in Command (PIC) flight time and airplane commercial multi-engine and instrument ratings.

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Our unique Rotor Transition Program (RTP) is now sponsored by our Airlines partners. This means they will finance your training, and you’ll be a career airline pilot the day after your End of Active Service (EAS) date. We can get military helicopter pilots started with training up to six months before EAS

Faithful Guardian Aviation has built this program to help reset your currency and get you re-transitioned to aviation. Military and civilian helicopter pilots alike can Lose the ‘what if’ with our rotor transition training and we can help you navigate the pathway to the cockpit!


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How to Get Started


Submit your background to FGA and see if you are a good fit for RTP training.

Military Pilots: If you are a military flight school graduate with your rotor commercial license and instrument rating and 500 total hours, we can transition you into fixed-wing professional flight in as little as 90 days.

Civilian Pilots: If you are a civilian helicopter pilot with 1,500 hours we can transition you into fixed-wing professional flight in as little as 90 days.

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We take care of everything – your customized training plan and the financing that gets your through it

Customized Pathway: To address each candidate’s formal training requirements, refresher training needs, funding requirements, and logistical/administrative concerns.

Civilian Pilots: FGA will develop a training schedule for each student that ensures FAA minimums, and based on historical data, ensures success as they transition from rotor to fixed-wing flying.

Financing: Once a training schedule is determined, students can work with Coast and our partners to finance training up to 100% of the rotor transition program.

We can finance up to 100%!

See if you qualify for Financing without affecting your credit

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Get through your training and fly for the airlines in no time!

Training timeline: In as little as 90 days you can get through our flight training and go from being a helicopter pilot to a First Officer flying jets.

Airline Pathways: FGA has a large network of partnered airlines for RTP pathways. With the highest caliber training and consistent pilot output – you can trust us to get you through as much as our airline partners do.

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Airline Sponsored RTP

Envoy Air RTP

Envoy Air Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group operating more than 150 aircraft on nearly 1,000 daily flights to more than 150 destinations

Mesa Air RTP

Mesa Airlines, Inc. is an American regional airline based in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a FAA Part 121-certificated air carrier operating under United Express.

SkyWest RTP

SkyWest is classified as one of the major airlines of the United States and is the largest regional airline in North America when measured by fleet size, the number of passengers carried, and the number of destinations served.


FGA RTP  Pathway

The RTP Pathway that involves the least amount of commitment is the FGA RTP. With loans available and the freedom to do what you want, for some, this is the best pathway.


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In order for FGA to train you with the reduced hours, the FAA requires you to complete the FAA Military Competency Written exam if you do not already hold a FAA Certificate. The link below is the most common test prep used by military graduates and a step by step on how to get the certificates.

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