American Eagle Airlines sent their best Pilot Recruiters to ATP Flight School’s Corporate Headquarters yesterday to speak with a packed room of ATP Flight Instructors, Students and guests.
Richard King, Manager of Pilot Recruitment for American Eagle, began the presentation by updating the audience about the present and future need for qualified pilots to fly for American Eagle. He spoke about the addition of 22 CRJ-700 aircraft to their fleet, and the need for pilots to fly them. He also informed the audience about the commencement of the long standing flow-through agreement between American Eagle and American Airlines, and that the first 40 senior Captains have left Eagle to join American with large numbers to follow. He spoke about how this has already greatly shortened the time required to upgrade from First Officer to Captain at Eagle, and how he anticipates that the upgrade time will continue to shorten.
Richard then introduced his top Recruiters, Mark Manny and Tony La Rotta, who led the group through the process of applying, being hired and then trained at American Eagle with a very informative presentation which included comments by Eagle’s top executives.
Mr. King then returned to the podium for a few comments about important advanced flight training and how it can greatly improve a pilot’s performance and success while in new hire training after being hired at an airline. The discussion was then opened up for a question and answer period. The Recruiters then broke the audience of attendees into smaller groups for personal introductions and discussions.
After all of the personal contacts were made and the personal questions were answered, the meeting was wrapped up leaving the audience with a better understanding about the present and future hiring needs at Eagle as well as how to become a part of that process.