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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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5 things to expect at your pilot interview

Piedmont does pilot interviews differently. From small group settings to application reimbursement, we value your time and appreciate your questions. Here’s what you can expect when you visit with our team: Travel We want you to arrive well rested and ready to start the interview at your best. We’ll arrange travel to the American Airlines …
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Piedmont announces significant pay raises for pilots

SALISBURY, Maryland – Piedmont Airlines, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, announced a significant pay increase for its 700 pilots, as well as an increase in pay and a new bonus structure for new hire pilots. The letter of agreement (LOA) between Piedmont and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) comes despite the pilot …
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Piedmont Airlines brings aircraft maintenance, jobs to Albany International Airport

SALISBURY, Maryland — Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group, officially opens a new 37,000 square foot maintenance facility today at Albany International Airport in Albany, New York. The newly renovated hangar is the sixth maintenance facility for Piedmont and doubles the size of Piedmont’s workforce in Albany, adding 72 new jobs to …
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Real American heroes honored in CLT

Charlotte Douglas International Airport — It was an early Tuesday morning at the Charlotte Airport when Piedmont ramp agents Kenneth and Nickolas arrived to work. Expecting it to be like any other day, Ken and Nick made their way to the E Concourse ABR trailer to begin their shift. Little did they know that they would become …
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