American Airlines recently announced a first-of-its-kind program designed to help future aviators receive the training, financing and mentoring opportunities they need to fly for the world’s largest airline. American Flyers has been selected as a trusted partner and will be offering the American Airlines Cadet Academy Program at our Addison, Texas – South, and Pompano Beach, Florida school locations.
American Flyers is a perfect fit for the academy. We have been training pilots for top airlines since 1939 and have nearly 80 years of experience. We believe in a comprehensive program that goes beyond aviation training to include mentoring, professional guidance and preparation for a career in the industry.
Jill Cole, President of American Flyers, said, “This partnership is changing the world of aviation in many ways, giving people the opportunity to pursue their dreams of becoming an airline pilot during an intense time of pilot demand. American Flyers is proud to have launched more professional pilot careers than any other aviation organization in the world, and we are excited to partner with American Airlines to train career-oriented pilots.”
The American Airlines Cadet Academy will provide an opportunity for future pilots to become first officers at one of American’s three wholly-owned regional carriers and eventually fly larger aircraft at American. Once selected, cadets will choose to train at one of American’s partner flight schools in several locations nationwide while having the option to work with Discover Student Loans to apply for a loan up to the total cost of the program, including room and board.
“We are thrilled to introduce this innovative program that we believe can change the airline industry and provide aspiring pilots with a life-changing opportunity,” said Capt. Kimball Stone, American’s Vice President – Flight. “The lack of financing options has restricted the size of the pilot pool, leaving some of the most talented people out of the running. By removing this roadblock from the student experience, we will attract a diverse group of professional aviators to American for years to come.”
“Discover Student Loans understands the global demand for future pilots, which is why we’re committed to making the financing process for the American Airlines Cadet Academy simple and easy to understand,” said John Vidovich, Vice President of Business Development for Discover Student Loans. “Our financing program can be used to pay for all aspects of the training program from start to finish, which helps eliminate any surprise costs, so students can focus on becoming professional pilots.”
The financing program from Discover Student Loans will provide cadets with competitive variable and fixed interest rate private student loans with zero fees and deferred payments for up to three and a half years while the cadet completes the program in preparation for prospective employment with Envoy, Piedmont or PSA.
To learn more about the American Airlines Cadet Academy, visit www.americanflyers.com/aaca