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Five Ways Student Pilots Ruin Their Careers

College is fun, and it’s your chance to learn and grow as an adult. But too many aspiring pilots make decisions in college that disrupt or damage their careers. Here’s how some student pilots ruin their careers:

They don’t consider the consequences
You’re away from home for the first time and everything is exciting. Don’t let bad judgment get you into trouble. Mistakes that you make in college (such as a DUI) will follow you into your professional career. Reckless or irresponsible behavior at 18 could ruin your chance to fly.

Piedmont Announces Cadet Program Agreement with California Aeronautical University

SALISBURY, Maryland – Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group Inc., announces an industry-leading cadet program partnership with California Aeronautical University, a world-class aeronautical training center that provides aviation degree programs in Southern California.


Refer a pilot to Piedmont Airlines, collect $5,000

Great employees attract great employees.  That's why Piedmont Airlines is now offering all employees the opportunity to collect $5,000 for every pilot they refer to the company. Here's how it works:

1. Forward a pilot’s resume to Human Resources at PiedmontReferrals@aa.com.

2. You will collect $2,500 if the pilot is hired, passes training and becomes fully line qualified with Piedmont. 

3. You will collect an additional $2,500 when the pilot successfully completes SIX MONTHS of active employment. 

Piedmont employees may refer as many pilots as they want to. Carol Richardson, executive secretary in Salisbury, referred four pilots with the help of her son, Wade.  Wade, a member of the National Guard for 29 years, reached out to pilots who wanted to keep flying after they got out of the military.  “The program is really easy to do,” Carol said. “Wade went out and told pilots about Piedmont. Once they heard about us, they wanted to fly for us.”

Piedmont Airlines Partners with California Baptist University in Cadet Program

SALISBURY, Maryland - Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group Inc., announces a cadet program partnership with California Baptist University. The program includes tuition reimbursements, conditional employment and a direct path to American Airlines.

 

Once a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) reaches the required ATP minimums, he or she will join Piedmont as a first officer, and eventually transition to American Airlines.

 


Piedmont Airlines Announces Cadet Program Partnership with Middle Georgia State University

SALISBURY, Maryland - Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group Inc., is pleased to announce a cadet program partnership with Middle Georgia State University, the only four-year school of aviation in Georgia, to offer pilot prospects a guaranteed career path to American Airlines.

Piedmont Airlines will offer conditional employment and tuition reimbursement to select Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) at Middle Georgia State University, which currently offers flight training in Eastman, Georgia and Macon, Georgia. Once a CFI reaches the required ATP minimums, he or she will join Piedmont as a first officer, and eventually transition to American Airlines.

Piedmont Airlines Announces $15,000 Signing Bonus for All Pilots, $5,000 Employee Referral

SALISBURY, Maryland - Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group Inc., will pay a $15,000 signing bonus to all new hire pilots, effective immediately.  Piedmont employees will also collect $5,000 for every pilot they refer to the airlines.

"We’re hoping that the $15,000 signing bonus will encourage more pilots to look at Piedmont as a career choice," said Lyle Hogg, Piedmont Airlines president and CEO. "Piedmont offers a very quick upgrade from first officer to captain and a guaranteed job at American Airlines in a few years, so it’s a great career option. The $15,000 will help experienced pilots transition to Piedmont, and help new pilots pay off some student loans."

Start Your Pilot Career at Piedmont, Transition to American Airlines

Piedmont Airlines offers a great career opportunity for pilots.  Current facts:  

Our captain upgrade time is running 12 - 15 months.  Pilots with 2500 TT and 1000 hours of 121 time can bid for captain while in training.

Fleet growth + flow means you can expect to hold a line in approximately two months; sooner in select bases.

We offer up to $15,000 in signing bonuses for new hire pilots.

Upgrade quickly and make $52-$56 per hour as captain.  Per diem is $1.70 per hour out of base. Starting pay for First Officers is $29.38 per flight hour with guaranteed minimum pay hours.

Fastest flow to American Airlines.  Piedmont has direct, seniority-based flow to American with no interview and no bachelor's degree required.

Piedmont is currently expanding to include a minimum of 20 Embraer-145 jets.

Plan to commute?  Piedmont pays for up to four hotel rooms per month in field city domiciles; two per month in our hub base.

Train at the American Airlines Training Center. Our Advanced Qualifications Training Program is conducted at the American Airlines Center in CLT. Training includes single room occupancy at the Crown Plaza. Pilots in training receive full guarantee salary and half per diem.

Piedmont pilots get 100% trip cancellation pay, as well as deadhead pay and relocation pay. We offer opportunities for 200% + premium pay for added flying on scheduled days off.

Piedmont Announces Pilot Partnership with Infinity Flight Group

Piedmont Airlines Announces Pilot Partnership with Infinity Flight Group

SALISBURY, Maryland - Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group Inc., is pleased to announce a new partnership with Infinity Flight Group in Trenton, New Jersey, to provide a well-defined career path for pilots to American Airlines. 

Starting immediately, Piedmont Airlines will offer conditional employment and tuition reimbursement to select Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) at Infinity.  Once a CFI reaches the required ATP minimums, he or she will join Piedmont as a first officer, and eventually transition to American Airlines. 

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