From L3Harris to Piedmont

Piedmont Airlines


L3Harris Airline Academy and Piedmont Airlines have come together to provide L3Harris cadets with access to resources and guidance to make a seamless transition from flight school to an Airline career!

Enrolling in our Professional Pilot Program or Airline Pilot Track will provide you with the opportunity to apply to become a Piedmont Cadet. Piedmont pilots have a guaranteed flow to American Airlines!

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Why join Piedmont?
400+ Daily Flights
400+ Daily Flights

Flow to American Airlines
Flow to American Airlines

Flights to 55+ Cities
Flights to 55+ Cities

Fleet of 45 E145s
Fleet of 45 E145s

Piedmont Cadet Program

Piedmont Airlines’ Cadet Program is designed to help the most promising future pilots make a smooth transition from instructor to mainline pilot.

Through a seniority-based flow through program, pilots at Piedmont graduate to guaranteed jobs at American Airlines, the largest airline in the world, from flying the youngest fleet among the U.S. legacy carriers. Benefits include:

  • $5,000 in partial tuition reimbursement paid to you as you build time
  • Cadet Instructor placement, if required, at a partner university, college and flight academy
  • Compensation totals $16,200

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From Piedmont to American Airlines

Take advantage of Piedmonts tuition reimbursement program and their guaranteed flow to American Airlines!

Find out how you can go from no flight experience to flying at American Airlines via Piedmont:

Step 1 - Enroll at L3Harris

The first step in your journey to becoming an Airline Pilot is to enroll in  our Professional Pilot Program or Airline Pilot Track. Both of these programs include accredited curriculum and airline oriented training that can take you from no experience to becoming a Certified Flight Instructor in as little as 15 months!

Step 2 - Become a Piedmont Cadet

The next step is to apply to the Piedmont Cadet Program. You become eligble after earning your Flight Instructor Certificate. If accepted, you will be able to earn tuition reimbursemnt of $5,000!

Step 3 - Build Your Experience

Those that complete our Professional Pilot Program or Airline Pilot Track are guaranteed an interview to Flight Instruct at L3Harris in Florida. Our Instructors fly an average of 100 hours per month and 96% of our cadets who stay at L3Harris to instruct are placed at an airline!

Step 4 - Become an Airline Pilot

After reaching the FAA mandated 1500 hours of flight time, you will be eligible to earn your Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. As a Piedmont First Officer, you will recieve $50 per hour and an $18,000 signing bonus.

Step 5 - Fly at American Airlines

In about five years, Piedmont pilots can make the jump to the world’s largest airline, American, all while taking home the industry-leading pay rate for first officers!

The Major Airlines await!