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Old 05-02-2018, 09:02 AM   #1  
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Default Envoy Cadet vs American Cadet

What seems the best option for you guys ?
I live in the DFW area and both airlines make sense to me, I was going to go for the Envoy Cadet Program since they have a parterniship with the school I started my training with. I liked the idea of enjoying the benefits of the AAG when building my time as an instructor, and from my understanding have priority on equipment and base when starting training with the airline.

But then I saw that new AA Cadet Academy. I don’t know what the conditions are, but it seems to be a risky bet for such a long term commitment in a volatile market that is the airline industry.

Anyone knows more about what is described on their webpage ? What are the actual benefits besides maybe being provided a mentor? I don’t want to have to get stuck with them if I ever want to leave somewhere else. Would an AA cadet have any type of advantages compared to regional cadet / OTS when it comes time to work for AA ?

I will contact the recruitment office but I’d like to here your 2 cents.

https://www.envoyair.com/cadet-program/
http://www.aacadetacademy.com/

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Old 05-04-2018, 07:43 AM   #2  
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The AA cadet academy is basically just AA putting their name on a flight training program. Benefits are having an AA mentor, better loan options than SallieMae/Wells Fargo, and if your end goal is AA then it may give you an edge over another equally qualified candidate since you trained through AA cadet academy. The Envoy cadet program isn't a training program, it's basically a job offer, at 500 hours you can interview and if accepted into the cadet program you can sign a contract to receive flight school tuition reimbursement and benefits, and at 1500 hours will be assigned to Envoy new hire class. So in theory you could train through AA cadet academy and apply for Envoy cadet program at 500 hours, at least to my understanding.
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Old 05-06-2018, 09:06 PM   #3  
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Have you looked into the Republic Cadet program? You can even get hired as an "ambassador" to promote the airline. You get a monthly payment and benefits on the big three.
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I worked a full time job while completing all my flight training. Took me 3 years.. but I'm loan free.
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