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Tell Congress to act now to protect airline jobs

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom called on team members to lend their voices to protect airline jobs. Congress is considering legislation that would provide financial assistance to workers and U.S. businesses who are grappling with the immediate negative impacts from the coronavirus. We need Congress to act quickly to provide immediate …
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Our youngest female pilot shares her journey

After graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach Campus, Alice celebrated her 21st birthday and a few days later she began training to become a first officer at Piedmont Airlines. Watch as she shares an inside look into the aviation industry, specifically for future female aviators about how to find your community, secure scholarships and …
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Why flow is so important if you want to fly for American Airlines

Flying a widebody aircraft for a legacy airline is a big dream for any pilot. Major airlines, including American Airlines, Delta and United receive thousands of pilot applications every year. At American, military pilots and pilots who fly for a wholly owned regional airline make up 90% of all pilots hired. That means unless you’re …
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How to get 1,500 flight hours

Fifteen hundred – it’s the magic number for commercial pilots. Since 2013, pilots have been looking for ways to hit the 1,500-flight-hour mark to begin flying for an airline. That’s when a federal law increased the minimum number of hours to possess an Airline Transport Pilot certificate from 250 to 1,500. Pilots can reach that …
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It’s time to return to the cockpit

Like many industries, the airlines were hit especially hard by the 2008 recession. The economic uncertainty derailed the careers of many pilots. Fortunately for the industry and the hard-working people who love to fly, many changes have taken place over the last decade. There’s no better time for pilots to resume their careers at the …
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Pilots: 5 reasons you may want to change airlines

Fact: if you were hired by Piedmont in 2014, you would be flying for American Airlines today. “Flow” to American Airlines was a revolutionary concept in 2014. Now, five years later, the direct path to American Airlines is paying off for thousands of pilots. Is it time for your course correction? Here are some clues: …
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Piedmont CEO inducted into RI Aviation Hall of Fame

On an icy winter afternoon in Rhode Island in 1982, pilot Lyle Hogg helped land Pilgrim Airlines Flight 458 as the cockpit of his deHavilland Twin Otter was burning. The flames from a faulty de-icing system melted the crew’s headsets and ate through their uniforms. First Officer Hogg and Capt. Thomas Prinster managed to navigate …
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The Career Path to the Majors Plus $25,000 and Flight Benefits

Piedmont launches new, flexible pilot cadet program

Program includes $25,500 and American Airlines flight benefits For most pilots coming out of flight school, the road to 1500 hours – the amount of flying a pilot must log to be hired by a commercial airline – is long and expensive. Getting paid as a flight instructor or sky diving pilot can help, but …
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PIA, Piedmont and American partner to share aviation maintenance opportunities with high school students

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA), Piedmont and American hosted high school students interested in aviation at American’s line maintenance facility in DCA. Twenty-seven students from the aviation program at Dr. James A. Forrest Technology Center in Leonardtown, Maryland enjoyed a day of learning about aviation maintenance and airport tours. “As the maintenance shortage continues to …
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Our Mission, Our Vision

Piedmont has a new mission and vision statement – a “roadmap” for how we run our operation, care for our team members and communicate with each other. “For the last several years, our number one goal has been to create a culture of caring and compliance at Piedmont,” said Piedmont CEO Lyle Hogg. “Building a …
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