Hiring Requirements for Spirit Airlines

Type of airline: U.S. Passenger

Headquarters: Miramar, Florida

Hubs: Atlantic City, Chicago-O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas with service to 60 destinations.

Origin: The company started in 1980 as Charter One.


“Committed to offering the lowest total price to the places we fly”

Hiring Requirements: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2,000 hours total time in fixed wing aircraft
  • 1,000 hours in multi-engine aircraft
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Current Unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot License
  • FCC Radio Telephone Operator Permit
  • Valid passport/documents with the ability to travel in and out of the USA and all cities/countries served by Spirit Airlines now and in the future
  • Legal right to work in the United States.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 3,000 hours total time in fixed wing aircraft
  • 1,500 hours in multi-engine, turboprop or jet aircraft
  • A320 Type Rating
  • Undergraduate degree from an Accredited Four Year College or University
  • Experience in 121 airlines or turbojet aircraft
  • Experience in aircraft equipped with EFIS and/or FMS
  • Instructor/Check Airman experience

Homepage: Spirit Airlines

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Our flight school provides the training you need to get started on your career with Spirit Airlines. Wishing you a great career as a commercial airline pilot and hoping you land your dream job!