Southwest Pilot Challenge

In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 53,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest proudly operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and eight additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season. Southwest connects People to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, low-cost air travel. The mission of Southwest Airlines is dedication to the highest quality of Customer Service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and Company Spirit. For more information about Southwest Airlines, please visit and


What is the best way to recruit students to become pilots?

To apply, submit the following information using the link below by Friday, September 1

  • Name
  • School
  • Class Year
  • Resume (optional)
  • 4-6 sentences outlining your solution

Submit your application HERE. By submitting an application you agree to the project terms and conditions.

All students’ submissions and resumes will be shared with the Southwest Airlines team. The top submissions will receive a 30 minute phone mentoring session with a Southwest Airlines professional and a $50 Southwest gift card.