My name is Tory. I am a Seattle-based Captain for Horizon Air, flying an Embraer 175, and a graduate of ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program.
I grew up in Northern California, received a BA from Cal State Long Beach and then decided to become an airline pilot. At the time, I had no experience in aviation. I am the first person in my family to pursue this career.
I completed my training in roughly 9 months and then instructed for ATP for 2 years. I was hired by Horizon Air after my first year of instruction and took advantage of the Tuition Reimbursement Program. In just under two years at Horizon I upgraded in the 175 and I absolutely love the job and the people I get to fly with.
Through my experiences I have learned a lot about the industry and what it takes to make this dream come true. I’m honored to have this opportunity to help others achieve theirs.