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American Eagle Pipeline Instructor Program


"There I was...."
May 5, 2005
Total Time
seen on the American Eagle Pilot Recruitment Facebook page:

American Eagle Airlines Pilot Recruitment is pleased to announce the Pipeline Instructor Program

American Eagle Airlines has partnered with U.S. Aviation Academy and TransPac Aviation Academy to develop a career path from CFI to Regional Airline Pilot. This exciting new program gives the pilot a secured position at American Eagle Airlines while building time towards the ATP minimum flight experience requirements. Not only does the program provide this streamlined career path..., but instructors are hired and employed by American Eagle while they are still instructing!

What does this mean for the CFI? It means that while flight instructing, you have medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as travel privileges on American Airlines and American Eagle! Once Pipeline Instructors reach the ATP minimums and 50 hours of multi engine experience, they are placed into new hire pilot training at American Eagle in the next new hire class.

Applying is easy, simply complete an application on www.AirlineApps.com, then send an email with your resume to Pipeline.Instructor@aa.com. Selected applicants will be flown to American Airlines/American Eagle headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas for the interview. Those selected from the recruitment process will then go to interview at one of the partner schools. Once approved by both American Eagle and the flight school, pilots will be hired by American Eagle and work as an instructor at the flight school until reaching ATP minimums.

Minimum Qualifications:
Commercial Pilot Certification with multi-engine and instrument ratings.
CFI and CFII Instructor Certifications
Current FAA First Class Medical
Minimum Age: 21
FCC License
Valid Passport.