Delta Propel Partners with NIFA

Announcing a new path to becoming a Delta Air Lines pilot

May 23, 2022

Chattanooga, TN

The National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) is proud to announce a new partnership with Delta Air Lines’ Propel Pilot Career Path Program.  Propel has included NIFA as one of its partner organizations since the program’s inception in July 2018, providing sponsorship for the prestigious Loening Trophy, hosting evening social events, as well as having a conference presence at the national Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON).  

NIFA’s regional and national SAFECONs provide a venue for collegiate aviators to demonstrate their knowledge and skill set, as well as highlight their year-round dedication to excellence in aviation academics and community service.  In recognition of NIFA competitors representing the “best of the best” in collegiate aviation, Delta Propel is offering application eligibility for its Partner Organization/College Path program to select  NIFA competitors who are not currently attending a Propel partner institution.

Delta Propel offers chosen collegiate pilots and recent graduates a Qualified Job Offer (QJO) with Delta Air Lines.  Propel Pilots receive a Delta pilot mentor to help guide them through the program – which involves achieving certain qualifications, gaining flight experience at a Delta Connection carrier or with the Air National Guard, attending Delta events both on campus and at headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and being assigned a class date with Delta Air Lines in 42 months OR LESS!

This opportunity will be extended to high-achieving individuals from the 2021-2022 competition year, and continue for the foreseeable future.  This year’s nominees will be notified by NIFA in the coming weeks.  Applicants must meet all other eligibility requirements for the program, as listed on:  

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