Military Pilots Transition Program
Piedmont Airlines values your military service and pilot training. We’ll help you transition to a rewarding civilian career in commercial aviation with little or no cost to you. Let us put you on the fastest career path to American Airlines.
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.
From Helicopters to Airliners
Apply through AirlineApps and interview with Piedmont
Attend a flight school to reach your 750 TT hours
Begin ground school with Piedmont
Become a Piedmont First Officer
Upgrade to Captain and flow through to American Airlines
First-Class Pay & Benefits
Piedmont offers the fastest path to American Airlines, period. 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.
Bring a Buddy, Earn $5,000
Train, study and fly with a buddy and put some extra cash in your pocket. Earn a $5,000 referral bonus when you bring a friend who gets hired by Piedmont. You both can earn your stripes together.
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.
Speaking as a former Blackhawk pilot, the decision we make to leave the military for the airlines is not one taken lightly. We can only hope to find a company that will share some of the same values we have become accustomed to in the Armed Forces such as integrity, loyalty and professionalism. As a First Officer at Piedmont Airlines, I can honestly say this company has fulfilled that commitment.