• August 24, 2016

CBU Aviation Science Program Enters Agreement With Expressjet Airlines

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (March 24, 2014)—California Baptist University's aviation science program has entered into a Pilot Pathway Interview Agreement with ExpressJet Airlines.

The agreement, which is the first to be initiated by CBU, guarantees qualified students an interview and preferential consideration for pilot hiring with ExpressJet, which operates contractually as United Express, Delta Connection and American Eagle.

"In addition to benefitting current students, this agreement is a significant student recruiting tool," said Dr. Daniel Prather, chair of the department of aviation science. "Students can now see real benefit in attending CBU and majoring in aviation flight."

The agreement is designed to provide opportunities for future employment at the airline for pilots completing training at CBU and meeting airline qualifications, including the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Airplane Multiengine Land and Instrument Airplane ratings, a CFI certificate, First Class Medical Certificate, background checks and letters of recommendation from CBU's department of aviation science.

The program, which began in the fall 2013, currently has 18 aviation flight majors and nine aviation management majors enrolled in classes.

For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Prather at 951.343.4924 or dprather@calbaptist.edu.