Nulton Aviation, Saint Francis University and SkyWest Airlines Partner to Give Aviation Students New Career Opportunities

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (Jan. 26, 2023) – Nulton Aviation Flight Academy, Saint Francis University (SFU) and SkyWest Airlines are pleased to announce an elite partnership that builds on the university’s existing relationship with Nulton Aviation Flight Academy to provide students access to SkyWest’s Elite Pilot Pathway and AMT Pathway Programs.

Saint Francis and Nulton Flight Academy students who join one of these pathway programs will be eligible for various benefits and financial assistance from SkyWest as they complete their professional programs taught by Nulton Aviation professionals. Students will also be eligible to receive a guaranteed interview to join SkyWest’s team of aviation professionals following graduation.

Since 2018, Nulton Aviation has provided Saint Francis students access to a Federal Aviation Administration certified pilot school. The program provides the opportunity for those who have always been interested in flying to get a private pilot’s license, along with additional pilot ratings and certifications. With a 21-credit concentration, students take theory courses on the SFU campus taught by certified flight instructors from Nulton Aviation.

The existing partnership has expanded to include all of the benefits that SkyWest’s Elite Pilot Pathway program has to offer.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our students not only a quality education, but a direct route into a future career,” said Br. Marius Strom, T.O.R., the aviation program lead at SFU. “Our new partnership with SkyWest Airlines provides numerous opportunities for students both in our established Aviation Specialization, as well as future programing opportunities such as our proposed Aviation Maintenance Technician training program.”

Nulton Aviation COO Larry Nulton, Ph.D., called the partnership between Saint Francis and SkyWest “a perfect fit” and “a great opportunity for students interested in aviation as a career.”

“This enhanced partnership, coming on the heels of the announcement of The Mid-Atlantic Opportunity Park and its potential for job creation, will provide a great opportunity not only to Saint Francis students looking to enter the world of aviation, but also to aviation-related employers in the mid-Atlantic region looking to improve their talent pipeline,” said Nulton.

SFU students interested in learning more about this opportunity may contact Br. Marius Strom at [email protected] or contact Dr. Larry J. Nulton for the Nulton Flight Academy at [email protected].


About Nulton Aviation
Founded in 2006 by Corbin C. Nulton and Larry Nulton, Ph.D., Nulton Aviation Services is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified pilot school that meets the strict guidelines approved by the FAA in curriculum, standardization, instructors, equipment, maintenance and facilities. Nulton Aviation is one of SkyWest Airlines’ Elite Partners and also offers a complete FAA Testing Center.

About Saint Francis University
Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, is the oldest Catholic-Franciscan college in the United States. Its mission is to help students grow into compassionate, successful professionals through a culture of faith, generosity, respect, discovery and joy. Saint Francis University offers traditional campus-based learning, and competitive online and graduate degree offerings.

Aviation Specialization at Saint Francis University
The Aviation Specialization, provided in coordination with Nulton Aviation Services, catapults a student with no past flight experience to the edge of commercial aviation. Through the specialization, students can obtain a Private Pilot License and a Commercial License within 3.5 years. Admissions paths are open for both traditional undergraduate students and working professionals, learn more at

About SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program
The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program is designed to help meet the growing demand for pilots across the aviation industry and helps ensure pilot training is more accessible to a wider group of students. Those who join the pathway through our partnership are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement of up to $17,500 from SkyWest as they achieve certain program milestones.  Participants will also enjoy mentorship from SkyWest pilots, enhanced company seniority and are guaranteed to receive an interview to become a SkyWest first officer. Learn more at

About SkyWest AMT Pathway Program
Students who join the SkyWest AMT Pathway Program qualify for elite access to SkyWest benefits, such as mentoring by experienced mechanics, enhanced company seniority, up to $4,500 in education assistance earned at credit hour benchmarks and a final job interview to become an A&P mechanic at one of SkyWest’s maintenance locations. Learn more at

SkyWest Airlines is the largest regional airline in the world and is committed to working with local communities to grow the future of aviation.