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Cadet Program

Due to COVID-19, current career opportunities within Piedmont Airlines are limited.

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The Career Path to the Majors

Pilots receive guidance and financial assistance while working from cadet to first officer to American Airlines. No school affiliation is necessary to become a cadet, and cadets do not have to be flight instructors. Build hours how you want and where you want.

Our Cadets Have Options

Piedmont offers the most flexible cadet program in the industry. Cadets may build hours any way they wish, and are not locked in to a partner school. Along the way, cadets have full access to American Airlines flight benefits, as well as mentors, events and networking that will help you become a better pilot.

Piedmont will pay for your ATP-CTP course and test (valued at $5,000), along with hotel accommodations and ground transportation during the course. Once you complete the ATP-CTP course and exam, you’ll be placed into the next available new hire class at Piedmont, with no additional interview required.

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Crew Bases

We operate crew bases at two locations:

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia International Airport
Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Many of our cadets make their homes in our crew base cities.

Learn More

Questions about our Cadet Program? We’d love to hear from you. Contact a recruiter to learn more about the application process and get a personal guide to joining the Piedmont team. Or visit us at any of our upcoming recruiting events to meet members of our team.