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University & Commercial Flight Schools

Expedite your path to First Officer, while you build your flight hours.

Envoy’s Cadet Program is designed to help the most promising university and commercial flight school student pilots make a smooth transition from the classroom to the regional cockpit.

Once you are employed as a Flight Instructor at one of our numerous affiliate programs, we may offer you financial assistance* and provide you with all the benefits of being an Envoy employee. Benefits will include travel privileges for you and your immediate family on American Airlines flights; comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage; 401(k) retirement with company match contributions; American Airlines Group profit sharing; and paid vacation and sick time accrual.

Cadet Program Levels

Pilots accepted into the Cadet Program will receive various levels of support as their certifications, training, and experience grow.


Qualifications Requirements Benefits
Cadet Private Pilot Certificate Be enrolled in a partner school and successfully complete an HR interview Mentorships, internships and promotional materials
Senior Cadet Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-engine and Instrument Airplane Ratings Successfully complete the entire interview process (HR and Tech) Mentorships, internships  and promotional materials. Start your transition to Cadet Instructor
Cadet Instructor Certified Flight Instructor Certificate with Instrument Airplane Ratings Pass the Internal Review Board and sign a Letter of Commitment Mentorship and promo materials, Employment Benefits, Travel Privileges

Additional Details:

  • Upon reaching ATP/R-ATP minimum flight experience requirements, Envoy will pay for the ATP/CTP course for qualified candidates needing to complete the ATP written exam prior to new hire training. Hotel accommodations and ground transportation during the ATP/CTP course will be provided.
  • Cadets successfully completing the ATP-CTP course and written exam will be placed into the next available new hire class at Envoy upon reaching minimums, with no additional interview required.