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Military Pilots Transition Program

At Piedmont, we value your military experience and want to help you transition to a rewarding civilian career as a pilot at Piedmont. Start your journey toward American while enjoying the regional industry’s highest wages and a competitive benefits package.

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Complete your Commercial Pilot Training with Piedmont

Your military flight hours count. You may be short of FAA flight hour requirements for commercial pilots, but we can help. Our military transition program matches pilots with flight schools to customize training. Need additional fixed-wing hours? Multi-engine rating? We’ll fill in the gaps to get you off the ground.

Contact a recruiter and we’ll put together a no-obligation plan for your career.

Commercial Pilot Flight Hour Requirements - 750 total hours

From Helicopters to Airliners

Did you fly Black Hawks in the military? Apaches or Seahawks? The skills you learned to pilot military helicopters are uniquely valuable to becoming a fixed-wing pilot of Embraer jets. Your credentials give you a head start on your next bird.

First-Class Pay & Benefits

As a Piedmont pilot, you’ll also enjoy low-cost medical and dental insurance, 401(k) with company match, and free travel for you and your family on American Airlines. Benefits begin when you enter ground school with Piedmont.

Training Location

Our military pilots train at a convenient location in Trenton, New Jersey. After completing your training requirements, you’ll be on your way to a guaranteed job with American Airlines.

Learn More

Questions about our Military Transition Program? We’d love to hear from you. Contact a recruiter 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.

Upcoming Events

Event: Direct Entry Captain Info Sessions

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event: Direct Entry Captain Info Session – FLL

400 Corporate Drive
April 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Air Show 2024

3000 Poberezny Road
July 22 - July 28
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