What is the Sterling program?
Sterling is Silver Airways’ pilot pathway program offering aspiring aviators a clearly defined path to a Silver Airways flight deck.
Candidates selected to join Sterling will benefit from a career development program tailored to their knowledge and experience level, enabling them to build their flight hours and develop as aviation professionals in preparation for being a first officer at Silver.
What is required to join?
- Be English proficient
- Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
- Be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship
- Hold a minimum of a private pilot certificate
- Hold a valid Class I or Class II medical certificate
- Be at least 18 years old
Applicants must also:
- Be receiving flight training or flight instructing at a partner flight school
- Have no documented violations for flight school’s code of conduct or have the been the subject of any disciplinary issues
- Have no more than two checkride failures*
*A checkride failure is defined as any checkride conducted under Part 61 or Part 141 operations by, or on behalf of, the FAA hat if successful would result in the issuance of a private, instrument, commercial, multi-engine or CFI certificate/ratings.
How to apply!
If you are currently training or instructing at Wayman Aviation Academy, BUIQUI AEROSPACE, or Epic Flight Academy, you are eligible to apply.
If you are not, you are not eligible to apply at this time; however, we will be announcing another NEW flight training partner in just a few weeks so please check back with us!
Click HERE to submit an application.
Wayman Aviation Academy – Pembroke Pines, FL. Founded in 1987 in Miami, Wayman Aviation Academy is a renowned international aviation college based at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Committed to excellence, safety, and student success, the academy has trained thousands of pilots who have gone on to enjoy successful careers in aviation around the world for every airline from United to LATAM to Singapore Airways.. The college offers a range of vocational pilot training programs and Associate Degrees in Aeronautical Science, Aviation Management and Maintenance Management.
Students can take advantage of Wayman Aviation Academy's state-of-the-art campus at North Perry Airport. It is the largest and longest running flight school in South Florida with nearly 40 aircraft, including the next generation Tecnam P2006T twin trainer. As a full-time professionally oriented academy it follows airline processes such as CBT, SMS, and dispatch protocols. Students can stay in fully furnished dormitories across the street from campus. All of this in the beautiful cosmopolitan setting of Miami-Ft Lauderdale, Florida with great weather year-round and beaches only 20 minutes away. Visit wayman.edu.
With more than 300 national and international graduate students, alliances of more than 10 airlines and platforms, two locations within the United States and two more in Puerto Rico, Buiqui Aerospace is made up of an internal team divided into various labor departments, where value is and encourages support for mutual growth, becoming part of one of the most important and recognized aviation schools inside and outside the country, endorsed by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States with Part 61. Visit buiqui.com to learn more.
Epic Flight Academy is a globally-recognized aviation school founded in 1999 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Epic trains hundreds of pilots and aircraft mechanics from around the world each year. Its main campus is located on the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport with other locations around the country. Epic offers FAA Part 141 and Part 61 pilot training and Part 147 aircraft mechanic training. Epic purchases all next-gen training aircraft brand new directly from the factory. The fleet features the Cessna Skyhawk and Piper Seminole along with numerous flight simulators. In 2020, Epic became the first flight school in the world to acquire the FRASCA Cessna 172 AATD with FRASCA’s Motion Cueing System for fixed-wing devices (FMCS-FX). Epic’s motto is “Safety first!” Epic’s mission is to provide exceptional training to aspiring aviation professionals through innovative technology and instruction in a safe and timely manner.