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Direct Entry Captain

Direct Entry Captain
The industry’s leading pilot compensation package. Earn up to $245,415 in first year compensation including a $100,000 limited time sign-on bonus through March.
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The PSA Way

The most lucrative and stable career path in commercial aviation

Your path to the world's largest airline begins at PSA Airlines. You’ll be on a direct career path from PSA to American Airlines as soon as you are hired.

  • EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH sign-on bonus of $100,000 (bonus paid immediately upon employment)
  • 121 Longevity Match that rewards you for your experience. Pilots with previous 121 experience can count their years of service towards pay, vacation and retirements benefits at PSA
  • Commitment to a five-year flow to American Airline
  • Crew bases in CLT, DAY, DCA, PHL and DFW (coming 2023)
  • Generous commuter benefits

FAA Accelerated Pilot Training Program

Your CRJ 700/900 experience matters!

PSA is offering the only FAA approved CRJ accelerated pilot training program that brings you from the classroom to the flight deck in just two months. This cutting-edge course consists of 25 days of training, putting you back on the flight line faster.

PSA recognizes the experience that current and qualified CRJ 700/900 Captains bring to the table. Our FAA approved Accelerated Curriculum has been tailored to give credit for current knowledge and experience, thus reducing the time necessary to qualify as a Captain at PSA.

To qualify for the 25-day FAA certified curriculum, Pilots must have:

  • CL-65 Type Rating
  • 1,000 hours Part 121 (in CRJ700 or CRJ900)
  • 500 hours Part 121 PIC (in CRJ700 or CRJ900)
  • Current and qualified in CRJ700 or CRJ900 (Actual flight hours)
Direct Entry Captain

Do you have 950 FAR-121 or 135 Hours? You can qualify as a Direct Entry Captain

  • Limited time sign-on bonus of $100,000 through March (Bonus paid immediately upon employment)
  • Earn up to $245,415 in first year compensation, including bonus
  • 121 Longevity Match that rewards you for your experience. Pilots with previous 121 experience can count their years of service towards pay, vacation and retirement benefits at PSA
  • Captain Wages of $146-$213 per hour
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Pilot Pay Scale

Industry-leading wages and bonuses. Check out our Pilot Pay Scale based on years of service to see what your hourly wage would be.

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Pilot Wage Calculator

Transformative Industry Pay. Use our wage calculator tool to find out what your total compensation would be as a Pilot at PSA.

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The Guaranteed Path to American Airlines

You’ll be on a direct career path from PSA to American Airlines as soon as you are hired.

Industry Leading Direct Entry Captain Pay

1. Transformative Industry Pay

Captains receive transformative, industry-leading compensation.

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2. Line Check Airman Opportunities

Develop the next generation of Pilots as a Line Check Airman, with rates at $427 per hour (200% pay credit).

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3. Unrivaled Career Trajectory

Commitment to flow to American Airlines within five years, or receive top-of-scale wages.

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Get your questions answered by our pilot recruiting team. Send us an email or text: "PSAPilots" to 97211.

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Check Your Qualifications for a Direct Entry Captain

You've worked hard to become a Captain. See if you have the qualifications to apply.

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