Piedmont Airlines - Direct Entry Captain

At Piedmont Airlines, we are proud of what we do each and every day. Our pilots are some of the best in the industry, our safety record is unparalleled, and we offer outstanding benefits and travel privileges. From coast to coast, Piedmont employs over 7000 aviation professionals in customer service, maintenance and flight operations. Start here and see how far you can go. Ready to join us?

Captain Compensation
  • $77.53/hour – Year one Captain
  • $79.41/hour – Year two Captain
  • Fly as a first officer with Captain pay until you are able to bid for a Captain position
  • Earn over $180,000 in bonuses
Time Off
  • Guaranteed a minimum of 11 days off per month
  • 42 hours paid sick leave per year
  • 5 paid vacation days in your first year
  • 10 paid vacation days in your second year
Insurance and Retirement
  • Low-cost health insurance covers doctor visits, hospitalization, prescriptions and vision
  • Dental coverage includes no-cost preventative care
  • Family coverage is less than $250 a month
  • Life and disability insurance provided at no cost to you
  • 401(k) plan through Fidelity, with a company match
Travel for Free
  • You enjoy American Airlines industry-best, no-cost travel within a few weeks of hire
  • Immediate family members also fly free
  • See the world with your parents, spouse, domestic partner or registered guest, children or stepchildren
Additional Benefits
  • Commuters receive two hotel rooms per month in a hub base
  • Training at the American Airlines Training Center in CLT
  • 100 percent trip cancellation and dead head pay
  • Up to 300 percent premium pay available for flying on scheduled days off
  • Bid on crew base assignments based on vacancies and seniority
  • Crew bases conveniently located in Philadelphia (PHL); and Charlotte (CLT)
What Do I Need to Apply?

Minimum Qualifications
  • 2,500 hours of flight time
  • 1000 Hours of 121 time or qualifying 135 time
  • Commercial Multi-engine certificate with an instrument rating, and an English Proficient Endorsement
  • Valid United States passport or a valid passport with authorization to work in the United States
  • FCC Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current First Class Medical Certificate
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
  • Type Rating in a Part 25 Aircraft
  • College degree from an accredited school
  • Current employment in a pilot position


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