Piedmont's your runway for a guaranteed job with American Airlines Piedmont's your runway for a guaranteed job with American Airlines

WE'RE ON THE MOVE. LET'S GO TOGETHER.

Selecting your next company is a big decision. You’re searching for the right place to fly. The right spot to grow. The best home for your career. Welcome to Piedmont Airlines. Our smaller pilot pool offers the quickest path to American Airlines. Unlike other career paths, at Piedmont you’re not up against 10,000 applicants or behind a queue of pilots that’s twice as long. Find out why we’re the best place for pilots. Discover what makes us different. Learn how you fit into our growing plans. See how this small airline is one big family.

GET AHEAD FASTER, SKIP THE LINE

Piedmont's your runway for a guaranteed job with American Airlines Piedmont's your runway for a guaranteed job with American Airlines

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Dedicated, well-trained, hours-rich pilots have many choices. But look beyond the noise. Piedmont offers more than a guaranteed job at American and a growing fleet of jets: longevity in the industry, which means stability unmatched in airlines. Even if aviation hits a rough patch, we’re here for the long haul. Fly with peace of mind.

MILITARY TRANSITION PROGRAM

We value your military service and pilot training. Let us create an individual transition program based on your skills, at no cost to you. There’s no faster, easier way to transition from military pilot to commercial aviation. Email FlyPiedmont@aa.com and we’ll get started on your custom program today.

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CHECK PLEASE

Forget what you thought you knew about regional airline pay. Piedmont's new pilot pay scale is tops in the regional industry. Our pilots enjoy a complete package of pay, bonuses, excellent healthcare and travel benefits. Come on board and receive a sign-on bonus that recognizes your value. Your best career decision comes with a thank-you note you can cash.

Piedmont's your runway for a guaranteed job with American Airlines Piedmont's your runway for a guaranteed job with American Airlines

UPGRADE TO CAPTAIN STRIPES

You’re in the cockpit to fly. At Piedmont, you may start as a first officer, but that doesn’t mean you’ll stay in the right seat longer than you need to. Before your guaranteed job at American, Piedmont pilots have the opportunity to become captains in 12-15 months, which increases your pay. It’s even sooner for pilots with Part 121 experience. Your hard work got you here. It’s time for the next step. Ready for the challenge and responsibility of the left seat? Look out of our captain’s window to find out.

TRAIN AS A CADET

Piedmont's Cadet Program, available at select universities and flight schools, is designed to help the most promising future pilots make a smooth transition from instructor to mainline pilot. As a cadet, you receive Piedmont support as your hours, training and experience grow.

Time to upgrade

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CHARLOTTE CREW BASE OPENS OPPORTUNITIES

Find the crew base that matches your active lifestyle. Two hours from the mountains, three to the coast, Charlotte has it all. Hiking, biking, rafting and the mild year-round climate to enjoy it. Fly Embraer jets from CLT, American’s largest East Coast hub, and revel in more than just the low cost of living. Carolina life means a music festival on Saturday and the NFL with friends on Sunday. Build your career in a vibrant city that's growing but still small enough to retain its Southern charm that always says hello.

PHILLY'S YOUR HUB FOR BIG THINGS

Piedmont’s prime location and growing Philadelphia hub offer pilots another great situation. You’ll challenge your skills with East Coast takeoffs and landings. You’ll live where everything’s within reach. Operate within easy distance of all that makes the East great – dynamic cities, rich culture, live sports, top dining, the beach and mighty Atlantic. Position your career, your life – in the center of it all.

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Be Part of Our Growth

Piedmont’s rich history inspires. We’ve been a stable company in a not-so-stable industry, but we're not the same old place. We're increasing our routes, raising pilot pay, bringing on an expanding fleet of Embraer jets with new leadership. Our financial stability means we're spreading our wings farther than ever before. Be part of our rewarding future.

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Additional Benefits

  • Industry-best travel 
  • AQP pilot training 
  • Lucrative pilot referral program
  •  American Airlines profit sharing