Sterling Flight Training has entered into a new partnership with Avelo Airlines for pilot recruitment. Under this agreement, Sterling students meeting the minimum requirements will receive priority access to Avelo’s cadet program and pilot recruiting pipeline. 

A rapidly expanding startup airline, Avelo opened a new crew base in Orlando, Florida, this past June and will serve a total of 31 cities by November. With this growth comes the need to expand the airline’s pipeline of qualified pilots. 

Amid the demand for flight training, Sterling has seen its enrollment nearly double in two years and is continuing to grow. The flight school offers aviation degree programs through Liberty University and Purdue Global University, as well as its own Part 141 tuition-based Career Pilot Training Program. Announced in March, Sterling also launched a 100% financing option for career pilots, further reducing the barrier of entry to flight training. 

“Our goal is to deliver top-tier flight training and provide students opportunities to advance their careers,” said Wayne Heller, CEO of Sterling Flight Training. “Partnerships like these allow them to secure an offer while still in the program, so they can focus on flying and moving on to their dream job after they finish their time with us.”