Hmmmmmn!

PBRstreetgang

Registered Abuser
Joined
Mar 4, 2002
Posts
3,241
Total Time
Total
https://aa.pilotcredentials.com/index.php?a=qualifications

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.


Aspire to be the best and join a great team! Apply now to explore the possibilities!

American Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

I am having a hard time finding the 4 year degree requirement. Paradigm shift?













.
 
Last edited:

flyboyike

Urban Legend/Rural Myth
Joined
Apr 30, 2006
Posts
1,852
Total Time
5801
I imagine the published qualifications are somewhat lax in order to enable AA to hire some individuals of certain demographics without fear of being accused of this and that and the other thing. I notice no minimum flight time requirement either.
 

Dumb Pilot

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 8, 2006
Posts
1,570
Total Time
14,000
It's been a while since my dealings with the AA application processes, but if I remember correctly, there wasn't a requirement for a 4 year degree back in the pre 9/11 days either..!

I could be wrong though, it's just what I remember!
 

SWA Bubba

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 4, 2011
Posts
2,300
Total Time
>10000
Actually, most airlines don't have this stated requirement of a four-year degree. I think only Delta does. You know, it's their form of PFT. Southwest and American would buy it for you, if they needed you to have it. :)

Bubba
 

wms

billSquared
Joined
Sep 4, 2003
Posts
2,052
Total Time
10500
Just dal and fedex. But you won't get hired without one.
 

texman

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 29, 2006
Posts
1,334
Total Time
69
Does having a degree make anybody a better pilot? I don't think so. Some of the best pilots I have flown with don't have a four year. It is called practical experience.
 

Purple Hayes

New member
Joined
Sep 22, 2013
Posts
2
Total Time
9500
Yeah, unfortunately in the USA a degree has less to do with actual education and much more to do with "MONEY". Many other European country's offer their citizens an education which is comparable at a fraction of the price. The higher education system in the USA is all about money. Some don't want you in the same job next to them unless you have also paid your over priced fee to "higher education ".
 

aviator82

Active member
Joined
Jan 14, 2008
Posts
25
Total Time
-
If you had a Bachelors Degree you would understand why it should be required.

It's not just about the education; it's about showing dedication and busting your butt for 4 years straight to accomplish something that is considered "huge" in our society.

It's not a $ thing. There are 2 things in life that people will never regret spending money on: Their Kids and their University Degree.
 
Last edited:

texman

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 29, 2006
Posts
1,334
Total Time
69
Aviator82,

Can you explain why some of the greatest entrepreneur's don't have a 4 year let alone a 2 year degree? They have showed a lot dedication and busted their butt too. While I am not nocking education, but I knock the pilot world for looking down on others that may not have one.
 

PooPooPants

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 1, 2006
Posts
189
Total Time
4000
Aviator82,

Can you explain why some of the greatest entrepreneur's don't have a 4 year let alone a 2 year degree? They have showed a lot dedication and busted their butt too. While I am not nocking education, but I knock the pilot world for looking down on others that may not have one.

Because there is always an exception to the rule.
 

aviator82

Active member
Joined
Jan 14, 2008
Posts
25
Total Time
-
Aviator82,

Can you explain why some of the greatest entrepreneur's don't have a 4 year let alone a 2 year degree? They have showed a lot dedication and busted their butt too. While I am not nocking education, but I knock the pilot world for looking down on others that may not have one.

First: I am guessing you don't have a bachelors degree?

Second: We are pilots not entrepreneur's!

Third: Each legacy has 10,000 apps on file. Obviously if you don't have a bachelor's degree you will not be competetive for the next 5-10 years. End of story.
 

goahead

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 27, 2005
Posts
1,111
Total Time
7500
If you had a Bachelors Degree you would understand why it should be required.

It's not just about the education; it's about showing dedication and busting your butt for 4 years straight to accomplish something that is considered "huge" in our society.

It's not a $ thing. There are 2 things in life that people will never regret spending money on: Their Kids and their University Degree.

This ^^^^^^^
 

Bringupthebird

Grumpy? Who-Me?
Joined
Feb 7, 2006
Posts
2,182
Total Time
16120
A 4 year degree and reasonably good grades are an indicator of how successful someone can complete the accelerated initial training curriculum. They don't care how good a pilot you are, as long as you can fly it exactly the way they want you to at the end of 2 months training.
 

XTW

XCA Monkey
Joined
Aug 28, 2004
Posts
698
Total Time
11600
At what stage do you have to stab a poop with a Popsicle stick?
 

Dumb Pilot

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 8, 2006
Posts
1,570
Total Time
14,000
If you had a Bachelors Degree you would understand why it should be required.

It's not just about the education; it's about showing dedication and busting your butt for 4 years straight to accomplish something that is considered "huge" in our society.

It's not a $ thing. There are 2 things in life that people will never regret spending money on: Their Kids and their University Degree.

I have a degree and in 30 plus years in this business, I'm yet to find a situation where I've had to use any sort of higher education! this here is a technical career. I've made good use of my degree in other ventures, business opportunities but flying? After all, my degree isn't even remotely related to aviation.
 

texman

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 29, 2006
Posts
1,334
Total Time
69
First: I am guessing you don't have a bachelors degree?

Second: We are pilots not entrepreneur's!

Third: Each legacy has 10,000 apps on file. Obviously if you don't have a bachelor's degree you will not be competetive for the next 5-10 years. End of story.


Your exactly right. We are pilots. Entrepreneur's utilize people with education to help their company thrive. Pilot's ability is based on experience.
 
Top