Straight to the left seat.

950 or more PIC or SIC Part 121 hours?

Upgrade immediately and get a $45,000 sign-on bonus

At Envoy, we recognize pilots with previous experience and expertise in commercial flight - and we reward it. 

Want to speak to a recruiter? Call 972-374-5607 or visit a recruiting event.

...and all the other perks, too.

All Envoy pilots receive some of the best perks in the business, including:


  • No-interview flow through to American Airlines
  • Up to four commuter hotel stays per month
  • Free and unlimited space-available travel on the American Airlines network for employees, spouses and dependents+
  • 20% discount on confirmed aa.com tickets
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions
  • Profit sharing / performance bonus payouts
  • Exclusive employee discounts for travel, leisure, retail and more

Taxes and customs fees may apply for international travel.



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Here's what you'll need

  • Minimum age: 23
  • High School Diploma or a combination of education and related experience
  • 950 hours as PIC or SIC in operations under FAR Part 121
  • Must possess a current Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)
  • Must possess a current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Must be able to read, write, fluently speak and understand the English language
  • Must possess the legal right to work in the United States, including the ability to travel to all cities and countries we serve

Preferred Experience

  • Previous EMB 140/145/170/175/190/195 experience
  • 1,000 or more hours as PIC or SIC in operations under FAR Part 121

Here's how it works:

  • Apply. Complete the form below or the abbreviated application [.PDF] and send to EnvoyPilotRecruitment@aa.com. If you have an account on airlineapps.com, make sure it's up-to-date. 
  • Interview. We'll take a look at your application and invite you to Envoy Headquarters in Irving, Texas. Transportation and lodging are provided.
  • Background check. If your interview is successful, you'll receive a pre-offer of employment and we'll begin the background check process.
  • Class date. Once your file has passed the Captain's Review Board you're ready to start. A recruiter will contact you for a class date that works for your schedule.
  • Straight to the left seat. Complete IOE training and upgrade immediately to Captain.

Direct Entry Captains

Let's talk about pay.

Base Pay: Year 1: Average 80 paid hrs/mo;Years 2-6: Average 85 paid hrs/mo;Year 5: Blended ½ Envoy Captain year 5 rate & ½ AA FO year 1 rate;Year 6: Blended ½ AA FO Group II year 1 rate, ½; AA FO Group II year 2 rate;Year 7: Blended ½ AA FO Group II year 2 rate, ½ AA FO Group II year 3 rate;Profit Sharing: ~3% of previous year’s earnings

Bases in all the places.

Get the best quality of life with bases across four major metropolitan areas in the United States. Here's what you can expect as a Direct Entry Captain.

  • Chicago (ORD) - transfer about three months after completion of training
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - transfer about 12 months after completion of training
  • Miami (MIA) - transfer about six months after completion of training
  • New York (LGA) - available immediately

Fill out the form below, hit submit and we'll give you a call back. You can also call us directly at +1 972-374-5607, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT.

If you prefer email, download the abbreviated application and send it to envoypilotrecruitment@aa.com.

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