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Pilot (Captain & First Officer)

Envoy Air

(part of American Airlines)

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications that may be required of employees assigned to this job classification.

Pilots report for duty one hour before their first assigned flight for the day. They access a computer terminal for sign-in and acquisition of flight plans, weather information and other associated documents. They make a comprehensive analysis, and in concert with a flight dispatcher verify the reliability of the intended routing and fuel loading taking into account the weather and other conditions. They must attend and successfully complete initial, recurrent and upgrade training classes.

Subsequently carrying a kitbag (about forty pounds) and a suitcase, they proceed to the airplane and conduct a detailed examination of the exterior and interior, operating and testing the various airplane components. They review any discrepancies and determine whether or not the airplane is acceptable for flight operation. Prior to departure they will complete pre-flight checklists (manually & visually), contact the FAA by radio to acquire clearances and brief the other crewmembers. Pilots may be called upon to work in an unpressurized environment with little or no internal climate control.

When the airplane is loaded and ready for departure, they will start the engines, supervise the pushback activities and then taxi the airplane to the runway. During taxi, communication with appropriate FAA facilities will be maintained; additional system test and checklists will be completed.

The pilots will then perform take-off and fly the airplane to its destination. During the flight the pilot will fly the airplane, perform checklists, visually monitor the airplane systems, communicate with FAA facilities, navigate and watch for air traffic. Simultaneously, the pilot must monitor enroute weather, and alter the routing as necessary while continually analyzing fuel consumption. In the event that any abnormal or emergency situation arises, the pilot must take whatever immediate action is required and then determine if the need for an immediate landing is necessary.

Upon arrival in the destination area, the pilot must plan and execute an approach and landing, often at night and in inclement weather. If the conditions are unacceptable, the pilot must use instrument flight rules to land or divert to an alternate airport and plan fuel usage accordingly.

After landing, the pilot will taxi the airplane to the gate, shut down the engines and prepare for the next flight segment.

Pilots will be called upon to work at all hours of the day or night, including holidays and weekends. Pilot will frequently be on duty as much as twelve to fourteen hours and will span many time zones and extreme weather differences the course of a trip. They will frequently be away from home for multiple days and nights, staying in out-of-town hotels.

The cockpit is a highly stressful work environment, which requires good communication skills, an adaptable personality, quick and accurate decision-making and close attention to detail.

Job Requirements

Age: At least 21

Height: Height to fully operate and actuate all controls and other equipment at each crewmember position of all aircraft operated by American Eagle.

Visual Activity: Corrected to 20/20.

Weight: In proportion to height.

Education: College degree or equivalent if preferred.

Citizenship: Must be United States citizens or possess the legal right to work in the U.S., including the right to travel to/from the cities and countries American Eagle serves. Must be read, write, fluently speak and understand the English language. Valid passport required.

Certificates, ratings, permits:

  • FAA Commercial License (with instrument rating) or Air Transport Pilot Certificate
  • Multi-engine, with an instrument rating, no limitations.
  • Valid FCC Restricted Radio Telephone Operator permit.
  • Valid First Class Medical Certificate (explain restrictions).
  • Flight Time: Commensurate with other qualifications.

Essential Job Functions

  • Stand, sit, stoop, crawl, walk and sometimes run.
  • Understanding basic concepts of math, physics navigation, airplane systems and aeronautics.
  • Reach and manipulate various controls such as control column, control wheels, rudder pedals, valves, push buttons, switches and keyboards.
  • Perceptually determine the correct placement of switches, valves, handles, etc.
  • Ability to hear instructions and clearances in a cockpit environment.
  • Ability to hear crew responses in a cockpit environment.
  • Reach, push or pull objects located in cramped quarters or accesses.
  • Discern and interpret cockpit instruments (Analog and Digital) and appropriate color-coding.
  • Communicate orally within a cockpit environment to clearly convey procedures, conversation and radio transmissions.
  • Observe and understand cockpit audio communications with or without a headset or from a cockpit speaker.
  • Capability of decision making under stress.
  • Memorization of various pieces of technical data and pacified procedures.
  • Conduct operations in a dimly lit cockpit environment for night operation.
  • Ability to read publications and documents, often in a dimly lit cockpit.
  • Ability to see other airplanes.
  • Ability to work in close quarters.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Ability to detect burning substances, kerosene, gasoline and hydraulic odors as well as peculiar odors not normally found in the airplane cockpit through use of the senses.
  • Ability to read computer screens and microfiche files.
  • Ability to work with crewmembers and passengers of diverse nature who may hold divergent views.
  • Ability to override jammed or manually operative flight controls.
  • Lifting or moving of heavy objects such as life rafts or other emergency equipment.
  • Ability to operate and reset emergency exit handles.
  • Ability to open and close airplane doors and hatches.
  • Must be able to cooperate with peers, crewmembers and supervisors.
  • Ability to understand and accomplish dynamic tasks.
  • Methodical, analytical and systematic thought processes.
  • Provide instructions in a clear, concise and grammatically correct form.
  • Carry a kitbag weighing approximately forty pounds and suitcase while climbing a jet bridge stairway.
  • Climb or descend steep or narrow passageways.
  • The ability to adapt to diversified flight schedules, situations, scenarios and/or personalities.
  • Persuasiveness in constructively encouraging peak performance and in providing optimal solutions required in normal and emergency operations.
  • Reports to work in a timely basis.
  • Personal appearance and grooming that will present a favorable corporate image.
  • Operate exits in manual and emergency mode, which requires two-handed gripping and rotating pushing of door control handles. Able to lift exit doors which weigh in excess of 30 pounds, to comprehend and communicate through approved company hand signals to various ground work groups.
  • Must fulfill FAA criminal background check to qualify for unescorted access privileges to airport security identification displays areas (SIDA), if applicable.
  • Must be able to secure appropriate airport authority and/or US Customs security badges, if applicable.

*This job is subject to Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing. Your previous employers will be contacted to request previous DOT drug and alcohol records. Your DOT required urine specimen will be tested for the following substances: Cocaine, Marijuana, PCP, Amphetamines and Opioids.

Airline Pilot

Aitheras Aviation Group, LLC

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As a pilot working for Aitheras you will have the rare opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Our flights consist of patient transport, organ procurement, and critical care transport, 90% of our trips are life-saving!

About us: Since 2005 premier medical facilities in the US and abroad have trusted Aitheras to transport critically ill or injured patients around the globe, safely and quickly. At Aitheras a culture of safety transcends every aspect of our operation, from medical preparedness and training to maintenance and post-flight evaluations. We are one of only a few non-scheduled fixed-wing operators fully certified in the FAA Safety Management System, helping set new standards for safety in the industry.

Minimum requirements:

  • 2500 flight hours Pilot in Command in Multi-engine Jet
  • 1000 flight hours Second in Command
  • 200 hours actual instrument
  • 250 night hours
  • Multi-engine land ATP certificate
  • Unrestricted Passport
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current First Class
  • Two years multi-crew experience
  • Medical certificate
  • CE500 type rating preferred
  • Must live or be willing to relocate to one of our hubs


  • Promotes positive attitudes toward compliance and safety.
  • Performs flight planning, aircraft preflight inspection and aircraft preparation.
  • Proper execution of the flight and ensuring navigation of the aircraft follows the approved flight plan, as cleared.
  • Maintains revisions to aircraft manuals, navigation charts, and checklists.
  • Knows of and adheres to regulations including recent flight experience and SOP’s.
  • Maintains current required licenses and certificates to comply with company, ICAO (as applicable) and FAA requirements.
  • Assists loading and unloading of baggage and providing passenger needs as required.
  • Ensuring the cleanliness and appearance of the aircraft, ordering catering, if required, and ensuring aircraft commissary inventory and supplies are on board.
  • Attends regularly scheduled ground and simulator training, maintaining flight proficiency and knowledge of all flight operations, regulations and aircraft systems.
  • Searches for and reports hazards.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

FW Pilot (PIC)

Mercy Flights Inc

Why work for Mercy Flights?

Our Pilots say that the view from the office is incredible! Mercy Flights is located in the beautiful Southern Oregon area, a location well known for its recreation and scenery. Mercy Flights, as the nation’s first nonprofit air ambulance organization, is known for its mission of serving the community. Throughout our history, we have transported more than 30,000 patients who needed our help. Mercy Flights is committed to their employees, members, and the community to deliver medical transport in a safe and secure manner, as we have done for more than seven decades. Our Pilots, as part of that mission, aspire to provide safe, efficient, and comfortable transportation.

Job Requirements – Minimum Required Experience and Certificates:

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate w/Airplane Multi-Engine Land and Airplane Instrument
  • Total Flight Time = 1,500 hours
  • Meets or exceeds the 14 CFR 135.243 Pilot in Command Qualifications
  • Valid FAA 1st or 2nd Class Medical

Preferred Experience and Certificates:

  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP)
  • Total Flight Time = 2,500 hours
  • Multi Engine Turboprop Time = 500 hours
  • PIC = 1,000 hours
  • King Air experience is a plus
  • Previous Fixed Wing Air Ambulance and/or Part 135 on demand experience
  • No aircraft accidents, major incidents free within the last five (5) years. Exceptions may be reviewed and approved
  • High performance, high altitude, and complex endorsements
  • Technically Advanced Aircraft (Glass Cockpit, PFD/MFD) experience is a plus
  • Rockwell Collins and Garmin experience is a plus

Working Conditions:

  • Possess excellent, professional flying skills
  • Competence in handling complex situations without compromising safety
  • Communicates effectively with Chief Pilot, Director of Operations and crews
  • Capacity to handle periods of high workloads
  • Ability to work closely with medical personnel throughout flight
  • Two newer King Air C90 GTx's with Rockwell Collins Pro-Line Fusion, and one upgraded C90 with new Garmin G600TXi/GTN750Xi/GFC600
  • On-site aircraft maintenance and newer facilities

Helicopter Pilot

High Performance Helicopters

Are you looking for your next, last job? We are looking for our next Utility Pilot capable of providing high-quality, safe, and reliable aerial crane and support services. What sets H.P. Helicopters apart from the competition is our commitment to safety and customer service. Our core values are based around our customers and team members. Flexibility, adaptability and communication are important strengths that allow H.P.H. to maintain a positive, safe, and enjoyable work environment.

The following job qualifications are required:

  • Commercial F.A.A. Rotor-craft Pilot license and a valid U.S. Passport.
  • A minimum of 250 (P.I.C. or S.I.C.) flight hours in a Blackhawk and 200 (P.I.C. or S.I.C.) flight hours with Bell 205/UH-1 helicopters, or similar.
  • A positive attitude toward employees, supervisors, customers, and vendors.
  • Personal flexibility regarding schedules and task assignments, especially with customers and projects, is essential to a successful career at H.P.H.
  • Organizational skills, maintaining a clean work area, timely completion of paperwork, communication skills, and an ability to follow-through on all tasks.
  • Valuable (common-sense) respectful character traits such as honesty and reliability, with a commitment to safety, sensitivity for customer privacy, and confidentiality regarding proprietary information.
  • The ability to remain proficient in type I, II, and III (utility) helicopters.
  • Piloting single and multi-engine air crafts offshore in variable conditions.
  • 1500 total time, 350 hours minimum long-line vertical reference flight time is preferred.
  • U.S.F.S. Helicopter Pilot Qualification card, firefighting awareness and familiarity, and Flight Safety training (or equivalent) are all preferred.