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.
Envoy will place you as a paid Flight Instructor at one of our numerous affiliate programs, 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.
Once you begin training as an Envoy First Officer, you will earn a signing bonus of up to $17,100*
*Financial assistance paid during your time as a Flight Instructor (currently $5,000) is drawn from your First Officer sign-on bonus.
Cadet Instructor Payout Schedule:
Upon reaching the Cadet Instructor level and signing a one-year agreement with Envoy, you will be eligible for financial assistance. The disbursements are contingent upon reaching total flight time thresholds with payments made proportionally per each 100-hour increment until you reach your Airline Transport Certification minimum requirements. The total of all disbursements will not exceed $5,000. See the disbursement schedule below:
|Cadet Instructor Tuition Assistance Schedule|
|Total Flight Time Threshold Reached||Cadets Qualified for ATP at 1,500 Total Time||Cadets Qualified for Restricted ATP at 1,250 Total Time (61.160c/d)||Cadets Qualified for Restricted ATP at 1,000 Total Time (61.160b)|
|1,000||$500||$625||Employment with Envoy|
|1,300||$500||Employment with Envoy|
|1,500||Employment with Envoy|
|Total Cadet Instructor Reimbursement||$5,000||$5,000||$5,000|
Cadet Program Levels:
Pilots accepted into the Cadet Program will receive various levels of support as their certifications, training, and experience grow.
|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|
|Cadet Instructor||Certified Flight Instructor Certificate with Instrument Airplane Ratings||Pass the Captain Review Board and sign a Letter of Commitment||Mentorship and promo materials, up to $5,000, Instructor Placement Program|
Work for Envoy – Envoy employs Cadet, who is eligible for benefits
Earn Cadet Bonus – Cadet is not employed by Envoy, but eligible for Cadet Bonus Payout.
Other - Consult school for additional details