American Flyers and American Airlines partnered up last year to address the growing demand for pilots. Today we celebrate the first group of students that have successfully completed the American Airlines Cadet Academy Program. As the first-of-its-kind program, it was designed to provide the training, financing and mentoring environment that students need to successfully fly for American Airlines.
“We are excited to be the first flight school to graduate 13 cadets from such an incredible and industry-changing program. It is our honor to be a part of helping solve the future pilot needs of the airlines. We continue to look forward to using our 80 years of flight training experience to help provide the most qualified and safe pilots in the industry,” said Jill Cole, President of American Flyers.
The American Airlines Cadet Academy was designed to 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 Airlines. Once selected, cadets choose to train at one of the four American Airlines partner flight schools while having the option with Discover Student Loans to apply for a loan up to the total cost of the program, including room and board.
After 9 months of intensive training from our American’s flight school partners: American Flyers in Dallas, TX and Pompano Beach, FL students have completed the requirements to take their flight instructor check rides. After their check ride, they will start earning the 1,500 hours of flight time required for flying for the airlines.
American Flyers Cadet Academy Graduates | Pompano Beach, Florida Location
American Flyers Cadet Academy Graduates | Addison, Texas Location
About American Airlines Cadet Academy
Prospective pilots with little or no flight experience can now begin their career track with applying to be a part of the Amerian Airlines Cadet Academy. In the American Airlines Cadet Academy, students are not only trained at one of our select flight schools but are also paired with an American Airlines (AA) pilot mentor to train them through this intense 9-month program.
The financial aspect of training is simplified by our dedicated program lender, Discover® Student Loans. Our program guarantees that after the student completes the requirements, each one will have the opportunity to interview with AA’s three wholly owned regional carriers (Envoy, PSA, and Piedmont)