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AA New Hires in Dec

Flyer1015

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If recalled, how long can one bypass?

At VX, I recently flew with a Captain who is a furloughed AA pilot. He said the last guy on furlough had been given a call back offer on March so now everyone has a 3 year clock for the final answer. March 2016.
 

Iflyamouse

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CA John Hale - Let the Hiring Begin!

American Airlines is going to begin hiring pilots! I think I could probably end the message there and everyone would be satisfied, but perhaps a bit more detail is appropriate.

The application window will open tomorrow, Oct. 1, and we expect our first class of new hires to start on Dec. 3. That?s a pretty short window, so the recruitment team, headed by our own Patty Taylor, is going to be moving extremely quickly to get everything done in time.

We want to make sure we hire not only the most technically skilled pilots, but also pilots that ?fit? with and within the American Airlines culture, so a lot of time and energy has gone into the development of our pilot recruitment process. You?ll see that technology plays a big role in the initial stages; however, since you are the ones that will fly with these people, we have a group of AA pilots that will interview the applicants that make it to the final stages of the hiring process, and they will have a major voice in the hiring decision.

I?m sure that many of you have friends or family that will be interested in applying, so we?re also adding a Recruitment page to AAPilots that will include the specifics on the interview process, a Pilot Selection Preparation Guide, instructions on how you can submit references/recommendation letters, and answer a few common questions.

Speaking of recommendations, please be selective about those you recommend. Your feedback will be given serious consideration, so make sure you?re only recommending someone you?re willing to work with for years to come.

This is extremely exciting news. It means movement and more opportunity ? things we?ve all been looking forward to. So, when you see that person in the dark suit wandering the halls of the Flight Academy, stop them, shake their hand, and let them know how happy we are that they want to be a part of our great airline.

CA John Hale

Edit - The application window will open tomorrow, Oct. 1 at 1200 CT, and we expect our first class of new hires to start on Dec. 3.

If you haven?t already, you can go to aacareers.com and click on the link that takes you to the Pilot Credentials portal, where you can complete your information. If you already have a ?global profile? in Pilot Credentials, you will be directed on how to move that information into the American system.
 
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CA John Hale - Let the Hiring Begin!

American Airlines is going to begin hiring pilots! I think I could probably end the message there and everyone would be satisfied, but perhaps a bit more detail is appropriate.

The application window will open tomorrow, Oct. 1, and we expect our first class of new hires to start on Dec. 3. That?s a pretty short window, so the recruitment team, headed by our own Patty Taylor, is going to be moving extremely quickly to get everything done in time.

We want to make sure we hire not only the most technically skilled pilots, but also pilots that ?fit? with and within the American Airlines culture, so a lot of time and energy has gone into the development of our pilot recruitment process. You?ll see that technology plays a big role in the initial stages; however, since you are the ones that will fly with these people, we have a group of AA pilots that will interview the applicants that make it to the final stages of the hiring process, and they will have a major voice in the hiring decision.

I?m sure that many of you have friends or family that will be interested in applying, so we?re also adding a Recruitment page to AAPilots that will include the specifics on the interview process, a Pilot Selection Preparation Guide, instructions on how you can submit references/recommendation letters, and answer a few common questions.

Speaking of recommendations, please be selective about those you recommend. Your feedback will be given serious consideration, so make sure you?re only recommending someone you?re willing to work with for years to come.

This is extremely exciting news. It means movement and more opportunity ? things we?ve all been looking forward to. So, when you see that person in the dark suit wandering the halls of the Flight Academy, stop them, shake their hand, and let them know how happy we are that they want to be a part of our great airline.

CA John Hale

Edit - The application window will open tomorrow, Oct. 1 at 1200 CT, and we expect our first class of new hires to start on Dec. 3.

If you haven?t already, you can go to aacareers.com and click on the link that takes you to the Pilot Credentials portal, where you can complete your information. If you already have a ?global profile? in Pilot Credentials, you will be directed on how to move that information into the American system.

Awesome thanks for the info!!!
 

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Well, Eagle guys get half so 750 out of 1500, street hires have a better chance of winning the lotto
 

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Just curious why even after the BK does AA still have Domestic/Int for each equipment in base? Seems kind of silly esp on the 737 to limit what kind of line you can build.
 

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Just curious why even after the BK does AA still have Domestic/Int for each equipment in base? Seems kind of silly esp on the 737 to limit what kind of line you can build.

It's the way AA has done it for decades: they have always split DOM and INT. They had mentioned it would go away after BK but we haven't seen that yet.

I kind of like it this way. I'm done with the whole INTL thing, just want to fly domestic. No interest in mixing it up.

It may be inefficient for the company, but it does require more pilots keeping the divisions separate.
 

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How senior is LAX? Is there an equip lock initially? Thanks for all the good info.
 

kommutrdog

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Over/under on 1300 bluejet pilots wanting to leave to join AA?
 

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We successfully crashed the site! I keep getting kicked off. Only got through the 10 year address section completely.
 

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How senior is LAX? Is there an equip lock initially? Thanks for all the good info.

Pretty senior, ever since SFO closed... however, SFO opened back up as a satellite base so maybe LAX will get a little more junior.

Equip lock is 2 years, I believe.
 

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From AA job description:

Ability to learn and work with PEDs. The only thing that comes to mind is Performance Enhancing Drugs.
 

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Worked some 2.5 hours on the application. Still not finished.

Funniest part?

In the "demographics" section, it asked the usual (optional) birth, gender and race questions, but then it asked if I was a fighter pilot? Had to laugh. Probably just checking to see if even read that part of the app.
 

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Interesting that there is no mention of flight time or education requirements. We'll all be anxious to see what types of quals it takes to get the first round of interviews.

We are looking for great people that can:
? Set a high standard for providing our customers safe and reliable travel
? Handle a wide variety of situations while working with other team members and our customers
? Work independently or as part of a team with limited supervision
? Ensure the safety and comfort of our customers
? Provide leadership by responding to a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations
? Work in climates and locations across the globe and work variable shifts

Qualifications
Here is what it takes to be a successful pilot at American:
? Excellent communication skills and quick and accurate decision making
? Close attention to detail
? Minimum age of 23
? Ability to work varying hours of the day or night, on weekends and holidays
? Must be able to secure appropriate airport authority and/or Customs security badges
? Fulfillment of FAA criminal background checks
? Ability to learn and work with PEDs
? Distance vision corrected to 20/20 and near vision corrected to 20/40 or better in each eye
? Current Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating (multi-engine) or a valid ATP written test
? Valid FCC Restricted Radio Telephone Operator permit
? Valid First Class Medical Certificate
? Flight time in accordance with all FAA requirements
? Must be able to fluently speak and understand English
? Must have the right to work in the United States
? Additionally, we require all of our pilots to have a valid passport and documentation allowing for entry into the United States after an international flight.
 

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Phase I:

We will use state-of-the art software designed to evaluate applicants by virtue of the flight-related data they provide in their online application. Additionally, candidates will complete an online assessment designed specifically for pilot selection.

Phase II:
Selected candidates are asked to complete a video interview. Through this interview, we can better determine their interpersonal and communication skills, along with their ability to think on their feet. The strongest candidates are invited to meet with our team in person. During this time, candidates will undergo a two-day assessment.

On day 1, we will conduct a Pilot Skills Test (PST). The PST is a new, computerized evaluation program that measures the critical skills necessary to become an American pilot. Day 2 is dedicated to a two-part, face-to-face interview conducted by Captains and First Officers from all of our crew bases and members of the Pilot Selection Department. The questions are behavioral-based, and our goal is to get an accurate picture of a candidate's demeanor and decision-making skills by learning about actual situations they've encountered through their career.

Phase III
Once we have a complete picture of the candidate, the final step is to have their file evaluated by the Pilot Selection Board, a panel made up of several members of the Flight Department, including Vice President of Flight, Captain John Hale and Chief Pilot Line Operations, Captain Bart Roberts. The approved candidates are then contacted by the Flight Department and given a conditional offer with American Airlines. We then schedule a medical exam and once the results are known, we will make the final call confirming our conditional offer.
 
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