Pilots at American

Safe, professional, skilled – when you think of an American Airlines pilot, those are the qualities that immediately come to mind. At American, we understand that being a pilot is about more than just the technical aspect of flying an airplane … it’s also about the joy of flying and the thrill of adventure.

We pride ourselves in hiring the best pilots in the industry through our holistic evaluation of each candidate. Our pilots are not only leaders on the aircraft – they are also leaders in our operation. That requires a special type of person; someone who can anticipate a need, develop a plan, and lead team members together to deliver a safe and reliable operation.


Whether you’re ready to be hired now or just figuring out where you want to land, look to American because flying is more than what we do … it’s who we are.

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As part of our continuous pursuit to provide the best experience for our pilot candidates, we have enhanced our applicant tracking system. If you have submitted an application or uploaded profile information in our previous system, you will need to update your information in our new applicant tracking system at pilots.aa.com

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