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Delta Air Lines

Mainline Airline

United States flagUnited States | N. America

Fleet: 984
AC on order: 325

Flight Instructor - Various Aircraft




Employment - Contract; 36 months, possible extension
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Minimum requirements

PIC time
2000 hours
Part 121
2000 hours
Type rating
Not required (Training Provided)
Flight time notes
  • Must have accrued a minimum of 2,000 hours as Pilot in Command at a 14 CFR Part 121 Certified Air Carrier.
Lic. Authority
Class 1
Covid-19 vaccination
Required where permitted by applicable law
Visa sponsorship
Not provided

Additional requirements

  • Must have served as a pilot at a 14 CFR Part 121 Certified Air Carrier.
  • Applicants must apply no later than 24 months after retiring from a 14 CFR Part 121 Certified Air Carrier. Exceptions will be considered.
  • Embrace diverse people, thinking and styles.
  • Consistently makes safety and security, of self and others, the priority.
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.


  • Previous experience as a flight simulator check airman at a 14 CFR Part 121 Certified Air Carrier.
  • Previous experience as a line check airman at a 14 CFR Part 121 Certified Air Carrier.
  • Current and qualified as a pilot for Delta Air Lines or other DPS clients.
  • Aircraft Type Rating in aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines or other DPS clients.

Work conditions


Instructors are permitted to request days off; however, they must have acceptable availability which normally means be available twice the number of requested workdays.

Instructors must be available nights weekends and holidays, as needed.

Instructors must be willing to work at non-ATL off-site training centers.

Instructors can expect to be scheduled for 8-17 simulator events per month.

Compensation and benefits


  • The starting pay will be $59.15 per hour with pay increase to $70.99 per hour after 4-months of employment. Additionally, there is incentive pay for working late nights, weekends, holidays, special events and exceeding 17 events in a calendar month.
  • Flexible schedules.
  • Competitive event pay.
  • Industry-leading incentive program.
  • 401(k) match (following one year of service).
  • Profit Sharing (for years 2023 forward).
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans available.
  • Space Positive Business Travel (residence to/from training center).
  • Space Available Personal Travel to include eligible dependents.
  • Hotel Accommodations provided when needed for scheduled events.
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Equal opportunity employer

Delta Air Lines is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Base location

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Base location icon ATL - Atlanta
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Flight Instructor - Various Aircraft
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