There are three (3) separate divisions at California Airlines
To meet eligibility for promotion within the divisions, along with any required flight hours, at certain pilot rankings a Check Ride (CKR) Exam is also to be completed before promotion
All new-hire pilots start out here as a General Aviation (GA) Private Pilot and must complete 100 flight hours in order to advance to GA Commercial Pilot
The GA pilot may continue in this division for as long as desired, earning hours and using any GA Corporate and Regional Jet aircraft. The pilot may fly any General Aviation Private (PVT) flight in qualified aircraft.
GA Commercial Pilots may fly online once California Airlines Certified
The GA Commercial Pilot choosing to remain in GA and just build up flight hours only has to fly PVT non-scheduled flights to meet their two (2) monthly flight minimums.
However, if the GA Commercial Pilot wishes to move into CFO and ATP, the CKR-A exam must be completed.
Before advancement to the rank of Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), the cargo pilot must have at least 200 flight hours before promotion.
Each rank requires 100 flight hours before eligibility for promotion to the next rank. ATP ranks will not be allowed to fly Airline Transport Aircraft for PVT flights. The ATP pilot may fly the General Aviation Aircraft (Prop and Regional Jet aircraft) as PVT flights.
Additionally, qualified ATP pilots may also fly any scheduled Cargo or non-scheduled BYO flights. Also at certain pilot rankings a Golden Bear Aircraft Certification & Check Ride (CKR) Exam is also to be completed before promotion
|General Aviation (GA) Private Pilot||0 - 50||Selected BYO Aircraft may be flown|
|General Aviation (GA) Instrument Pilot||50 - 100||Selected BYO Aircraft may be flown|
|General Aviation (GA) Commercial Pilot||100 - 150||CKR-A||Selected BYO Aircraft may be flown|
|Cargo Pilot||150 - 200||BYO after 150 hours|
|First Officer||200 - 300||BYO|
|Senior First Officer||300 - 400||CKR-B||BYO|
|Captain||400 - 500||BYO|
|Flight Captain||500 - 600||BYO||GB (CRJ7)|
|Senior Captain||600 - 700||CKR-C||BYO||GB (A321)|
|Commercial Flight Captain||700 - 800||BYO||GB (B753)|
|Commercial Flight Captain||800 - 900||BYO||GB (B744)|
|Commercial Senior Captain||900 - 1000||CKR-K||BYO||GB & Concorde|
|Certified Commercial Senior Captain||Above 1000||BYO||GB & Concorde|