It seems that every regional airline now has some sort of cadet program in place. However, when I read the details it doesn't seem like much of a deal for a prospective pilot. All of these programs boast about the reputation of their airline and the support a cadet will get while in the program. Aside from maybe top seniority in class, low priority non rev bennies and a "mentor" the benefits seem minimal. The biggest issue isn't getting addressed, that is the cost of flight training. Do any regionals provide financial help to cadets? The only financial help I noticed in a few programs was 10-15k that will later get taken out of a new hires bonus. For example Envoy has a cadet program through ATP. ATP costs are now 70K, none of which Envoy will cover and the new hire will be responsible to finance and pay back. They advertise a guaranteed instructor job at ATP to build 1500, which we all now is a guarantee whether one is a cadet or not. Doesn't seem like much of a leg up to me... @tcco94 I know you were a SkyWest cadet. Do you feel like that program was beneficial to you in any financial matter?