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    April 24th, 2018American is proud to announce the creation of the American Airlines Cadet Academy, designed to help build the next generation of pilots. The Cadet Academy is a first-of-its-kind program providing aspiring pilots who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to their studies and communities, and a passion for flying, with the opportunity to receive the training, financing and mentoring opportunities necessary to fly for the world’s largest airline.
    Once selected, cadets will choose to train full-time at one of American’s three partner flight schools: CTI, CAE and American Flyers in four locations including Millington, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas, Texas; and Pompano Beach, Florida. The Cadet Academy is designed to assist prospective pilots with a defined career track that eliminates the complexity and uncertainty traditionally associated with flight training certification. In doing so, American will help grow the pool of professional pilots while creating greater diversity with a financing opportunity for flight training from start to finish.
    To support this effort, American has partnered with Discover Student Loans (DSL) to provide qualified cadets with variable or fixed-interest rate private student loans including zero fees and deferred payments for up to three and a half years. Cadets accepted into the program can apply for a loan up to $100,000. Training costs at American’s partner flight schools range from $73,000 to $90,000. Cadets will spend approximately 18 months in flight school, followed by up to two years of hour-building in order to graduate.
    Upon graduation, each cadet will be invited to interview with American’s three wholly owned regional carriers – Envoy, PSA and Piedmont. While a job is not guaranteed, because of the significant demand for pilots and instructors over the next several decades, American expects the majority of participants to become employed as flight instructors, and ultimately first officers at AAG wholly-owned carriers. Once there, first officers typically reach the Captain’s seat within two years and, thanks to the flow-through agreements, pilots will eventually move up – in seniority order – to fly jets at American.

    To learn more about this unique program, visit aacadetacademy.com.

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    But whatever you do, don't increase pilot pay. Don't better the QOL. Let's just keep awarding everything to people who are not even on property.

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    Ab initio here we come!
    Warlord of the crewroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vne View Post
    Ab initio here we come!
    The cost involved, the time required and the numbers needed will not solve AA’s problem IMO, because unlike its competitors, AA needs to replace most of its pilots over the next decade and the metrics simply don’t add up. AA’s retirements and thus pilot needs will eventually be at least 10-15% above straight age 65 numbers as more AA pilots are run ragged unable or unwilling to fly 1000 hours/year in their 60’s. Again, I think this is too little, too late. Sure, it will get some pilots, but far too few. Why set yourself up for this kind of treatment with $100K debt when other specialized and tech jobs can be had with a fraction of the debt and far more rewarding work environments ? No need to worry about being kicked to the curb empty-handed should you lose a medical certificate either, making all that effort and investment worthless. I also think the reality is that AA’s direct peers like Delta, United and Southwest will be far more attractive then a global airline transitioning itself into a large regional with an International division, so outside attrition from the very system they are trying desperately to populate will increase in the future as well.

    One can’t blame them for trying, but even with success it will take years to get enough pilots into the Eagle system and for that system, that’s too long. This program doesn’t require commitment to the AA network, so many of what pilots they do get will likely elect to choose more lucrative offers at some future point, despite the programs expectations. Considering that fact, I can only wonder what would get or more importantly keep a pilot at an Eagle carrier getting pummeled for years and then going to the bottom of a 15,000 pilot seniority list loaded with 16+ Billion in debt ?
    Last edited by Beagleboy; 04-24-2018 at 04:53 PM.

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    Of course it won’t. But that doesn’t mean management won’t give it that ol’ college try! Somebody like Dacuj probably got an “attaboy!” for this one.

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    The Truth Behind Discover Student Loans

    https://lendedu.com/blog/true-discov...t-loans-facts/

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    Can the student get extra loan money and invest in bitcoin?

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    I found a qdoba that accepts bitcoin, I **** you not. Isn’t one of those coins like 8 grand? That’s s lot of burros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dvtpilot View Post
    I found a qdoba that accepts bitcoin, I **** you not. Isn’t one of those coins like 8 grand? That’s s lot of burros.
    $8924.90 right this minute, subject to +/-$2000 swings daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dvtpilot View Post
    I found a qdoba that accepts bitcoin, I **** you not. Isn’t one of those coins like 8 grand? That’s s lot of burros.
    Kid: "Dad, can I please have 1 bit coin?"
    Dad: "One bit coin? What do you need with $8374? A kid doesnt need $12,477! What could you possibly want to buy for $9213?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoOtPilot View Post
    The Truth Behind Discover Student Loans

    https://lendedu.com/blog/true-discov...t-loans-facts/
    Fine print is important
    LendEDU does receive compensation from Discover in exchange for online advertisements on our website. However, the findings of our research are based on authentic and unbiased analysis of product features.

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