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High Time First Officer

Piedmont Airlines

About Us

Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, is actively seeking High Time First Officer candidates to command our fleet of Embraer 145 regional jets at our Philadelphia, PA, Charlotte, NC and Harrisburg, PA crew bases. Join Piedmont as a High Time First Officer and maximize your career earnings. Bring your longevity from your current airline to earn even more. Enjoy the view from the left seat while earning the highest pay among your friends. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid life, and disability insurance, a 401(k) plan with company match, and family travel privileges within the American Airlines system.

Captain Compensation

First Officer Compensation

  • High Time First Officers with 750 qualifying Part 121.436(a) hours will be paid on the Captains scale after hour verification
  • Bring your longevity from another 121 carrier and start on steps 2-15
  • Captains flow to mainline after 5 years of service or be paid top of scale until they flow.
  • Earn over $180,000 in bonuses

Bonus Structure

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus
  • $10,000 High Time First Officer bonus
  • $7,500 E145 PIC type rating bonus
  • $15,000 12 months of active service bonus
  • $30,000 Captain upgrade bonus
  • $40,000 Captain upgrade + 1-year bonus
  • $40,000 Captain upgrade + 2-year bonus
  • $25,000 flow to American bonus
  • Referral Bonus- $5,000 per successful Candidate

Insurance and Retirement

  • Medical insurance plan with a zero-dollar deductible.
  • Employer pays 67% of the cost for employee.
  • Prescription and vision included.
  • Additional lower cost plans available.
  • Dental Insurance available with no-cost preventative care.
  • 100% company paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment
  • 100% company paid short- and long-term disability coverage
  • 401(k) available and company contribution of 4% after one year of service

Captain Upgrade

  • After 2,500 total hours and 1,000 Part 121 hours
  • Captains flow to mainline after 5 years of service or be paid top of scale until they flow
  • Pilots with 750 hours of qualifying FAR 121.436 flight time will be paid as a Captain. (subject to verification)

Additional Benefits

  • Bring your longevity from your current airline to earn even more
  • Commuter hotel rooms. 6 per quarter (hub domiciles) 4 per month (non-hub domiciles)
  • Training at the American Airlines Training Center in CLT
  • 100 percent trip cancellation and dead head pay
  • Bid on crew base assignments based on vacancies and seniority
  • Long Call Reserve Available
  • 4-hour minimum day guarantee
  • 11 minimum days off per month

What Do I Need to Apply?

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 750 hours of qualifying FAR Part 121.436(a) flight time to upgrade to Captain.
  • Holds an ATP or RATP certificate with a multi engine rating
  • 2,250 hours of total flight time,
    • 50 hours of multi-engine time,
      • 250 hours as Pilot in Command
      • Or meet the requirements for Restricted ATP
  • Meet all flight currency requirements to carry passengers for hire
  • 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 equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Type Rating in a Part 25 Aircraft
  • Current employment in a pilot position

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 training, benefits, and travel privileges. From coast to coast, Piedmont employs over 10,000 aviation professionals in customer service, maintenance, and flight operations. Start here and see how far you can go.

Ready to join us?