Pursue your pilot dream career with these cadet programs. In addition to the resources below, be sure to review the many professional organizations that offer scholarships, mentorships and/financial support on our careers pathways and resources page.

Cadet programs

Commercial airlines, including American Airlines and Envoy, offer programs for prospective pilots with little or no flight experience.


The American Airlines Cadet Academy is an integrated flight training program that provides a clearly defined path to becoming a professional pilot. The goal of the program is to make flight training cost effective, efficient, and more accessible. The American Airlines Cadet Academy will ultimately give passionate and qualified candidates the tools and financial resources they need to become an ATP rated pilot.

Envoy’s Cadet Program is designed to help the most promising university and commercial flight school student pilots make a smooth transition from the classroom to the regional cockpit.