PSA Airlines

Pilot Rotor Transition Program

Job Locations US-OH | US-NC-Charlotte | US-KY-Hebron | US-VA-Arlington | US-OH-Vandalia | US-TN-Alcoa | US-VA-Norfolk | US-PA-Philadelphia
Position Type


Rotor Transition Program


• Location: All
• Work Schedule / Shift: Varies
• Reports To: Chief Pilot
• Direct Reports: None
• Relocation: None (NOTE: commuter allowance allotted)
• Travel: Extensive travel required


Let your career take off with PSA Airlines

About Us

Company Summary: As a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines and the fastest growing regional airline in the country, PSA offers a stable career path in aviation with unparalleled opportunities for growth and professional development. Teamwork and drive are at the heart of PSA. We are committed to growing our company where passion is shared, professional excellence is expected, and all people are valued and respected.


Our employees are committed to ensuring safe and reliable operations for the thousands of customers American trusts us with each and every day. We have an incredible team of more than 4,000 employees who do a tremendous job of operating more than 800 daily flights to nearly 100 destinations on behalf of American Airlines. Our immense growth provides a number of opportunities to join our team.


Culture: Not only is PSA an EEO and AAP employer, but also we seek to create an inclusive work environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are embraced and respected. We work hard to build and sustain a culture where people – team members and customers alike – feel safe, secure and happy. It is The PSA Way, which focuses on our goals, safety, respect, preparedness, professional excellence, and passion. This foundation reflects how we think, act, and communicate with one another and our customers.


Engaging our employees is extremely important to us, and we seek leaders who inspire, enable, and encourage others to succeed using the PSA Way as their model.

Benefits Summary

PSA offers the benefits you expect from a company focused on excellence. All employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:
• Travel privileges on the American Airlines global network
• A generous vacation plan designed to let you enjoy your travel perks
• Medical, Dental & Vision
• 401k with company match
• American Airlines Group (AAG) profit-sharing and bonus opportunities
• Company-paid Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short and Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan (FSA), and supplementary options


Position Summary

A career path from military rotor pilot to airline pilot.

PSA is one of the first regional airlines to launch a military Rotor Transition Program that now creates a clear path for highly experienced aviators wishing to transition from a military helicopter to an airline pilot career. The RTP initiative is just one other way PSA Airlines offers the most comprehensive benefits to its pilots. PSA Airlines is the fastest-growing regional airline in the country, with the quickest upgrade time in the industry, and a true pilot-flow-through agreement to American. Your career as a mainline pilot for the largest airline in the world can start here. Eligibility as a First Officer begins up to six months prior to leaving the active duty Armed Forces. Drilling reservists and Guard pilots are also encouraged to apply as much as six months prior.



• Valid flight times to meet Restricted ATP Military minimums
• First Class Medical and FCC Radio Operator Certificate
• Separated from armed forces under honorable conditions or provide documentation from a Reserve or National Guard unit.
• Ability to provide accurate flight records, including logbooks.
• Valid US Passport
• Apply for the specific RTP program online.
• Able to complete the Rotor Transition Interview Process:
• Complete the RTP candidate application on our company website.
• Pass the HR and technical interview
• Review & discuss the specific RTP flight hours, Flight School location, estimated completion date, & all associated flight costs & cost responsibilities.

After successful completion of Rotor Transition Program, FO next steps include:

• ATP-CTP Course paid for upon reaching ATP/R-ATP minimum flight experience requirements.
- PSA will pay for the ATP-CTP course (valued at $5,000) for all RTP candidates upon completion of the mandated R-ATP flight hour requirements. After completion of the course you will be ready to take the ATP written exam.
• Hotel accommodations and ground transportation during the ATP-CTP course will also be provided.
• Once you have your ATP written exam completed, you can be placed into the next available class at PSA Airlines with no additional interview required.



To be successful at PSA, you should be:

• Driven
• Passionate
• Adaptable
• Respectful
• Collaborative
• Results-oriented


To be successful in this position, you should be great at:

• Communication (verbal and written)
• Problem solving
• Organization
• Professionalism
• Strategic Thinking


Additional Information


Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, facsimile machines and filing cabinets.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; lift weight up to 25 lbs; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Security Clearance: All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209 as well as a pre-employment drug screen.
AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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