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Maximize Your Experience!

We’re offering a $150,000 Captain Qualified New Hire Bonus!

Join our team and also enjoy:

  • Longevity match with no cap for pilots with 121 experience
  • Up to 6 commuter hotels per bid period
  • No training backlogs – complete training in as little as 55 days
  • Immediate Captain Upgrades
  • Richest benefits, including highest 401(k) Company Match
  • Company-sponsored and paid ATP-CTP course in Dallas, Texas
  • $60.90/hr First Officer starting pay with up to $73,000 in bonuses

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For questions or to schedule an interview, please email us at pilotrecruiting@airwis.com

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Pilots

Air Wisconsin currently operates as a United Express carrier, and we are excited to announce that we will be transitioning our fleet with a new partner, American Airlines, beginning in early 2023. Our industry-leading benefits and work rules make Air Wisconsin the regional of choice for many pilots.

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Recruitment Events

  • January 28
    Rex Air Visit – Naples, FL
  • January 31
    UND Aviation Spring Career Fair - Grand Forks, ND
  • February 9 - 10
    NGPA Industry Expo, Palm Springs, CA
  • February 18
    FAPA Pilot Career Fair – Los Angeles, CA
  • February 21
    Liberty University Career Fair – Lynchburg, VA
  • February 23 - 25
    Women in Aviation International Conference – Long Beach, CA
  • February 26
    WBCA Stars & Stripes Air Show Spectacular – Laredo, TX

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Air Wisconsin's competitive wage structure and best-in-class benefits are the industry leader in pilot compensation

Pay Benefits & Retirement Work-Life Programs Flight Technology & Training

All Air Wisconsin flightdecks are paperless!

All pilots receive iPads for all flight manuals and navigational data

Certified Training Program (CTP)

Complimentary Certified Training Program (CTP) provided by Air Wisconsin. Pilots taking this course are full time employees from day one

Hotel Accommodations

Always provided single occupancy for hotel accommodations (including training)

Health Insurance Plans

Most generous health insurance plans in the airline industry with 25% premium share

401k

401K match up to 8% with 3% guaranteed regardless of employee contribution—the highest among regionals

Vision, Dental and Life Insurance

100% company paid life insurance

Reimbursement Allowances

Reimbursement allowances for uniform, headset, medical exam and passport

Flexible Spending Account

To assist with certain health and dependent care expenses, employees can elect to have pre-tax dollars payroll-deducted and contributed into a flexible spending account (FSA). For a health care FSA, employees can elect to have a debit card for easy point-of-contact purchases of eligible items.

Long-term Disability Plan

Employees are enrolled in long-term disability insurance upon benefit eligibility. This provides income protection in the event of a permanent disability.

Starting Pay

Starting pay for First Officers is $60.90/hour

Premium Pay

Additional flying is available at up to 300%

100% Cancellation and Dead Head Pay

 

Longevity Pay

Longevity pay match with no cap for pilots with 121 experience

First Officer Bonuses up to $73,000

$5K upon completion of First Officer IOE $17K upon completion of CA Upgrade IOE $17K 6 months after CA Upgrade IOE $17K 12 months after CA Upgrade IOE $17K 18 months after CA Upgrade IOE

Captain Qualified $150,000 New Hire Bonus

$24K upon completion of Captain IOE $42K 6 months after IOE $42K 12 months after IOE $42K 18 months after IOE

Days off

Guaranteed 12 days off (reserve and line holders)

Paid Vacation days

Up to 35 paid vacation days per year. Trip-touching can enable one week of vacation to become three weeks

Travel Privileges

Employees and their immediate families, including their parents, enjoy reduced-rate travel privileges.

Interline Travel Benefits

Interline Travel benefits on airfare, cruises and resorts at discounted rates

Wellness Program

Air Wisconsin has created a culture around wellness to promote healthy lifestyles of employees and their families through education, awareness and participation for long-term wellness.

Employee Assistance Program

This program offers identification, clinical assessment and treatment referral for a wide range of personal problems and concerns, including relationship issues, eldercare and childcare, grief and other life situations.

Discounts and Offers

Employee discounts and offers for great savings on products, services, entertainment, and travel

First Officer Requirements

Legal authorization to work in the United States

Must be able to read, write, fluently speak and understand the English Language

Must have an ATP or be qualified to obtain an ATP or Restricted ATP (CFR 61.159 and 61.160) Review Minimum Qualifications

Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate

FCC Radio License

Valid civilian passport and the authorization to travel to and from all cities and countries served by Air Wisconsin

Valid United States driver's license

Graduation from accredited four year college preferred

Recency of experience will be considered

Pilot Minimum Flight Requirements

ATP Certificate Holder

At least 23 years old

500 hours of cross country

100 hours of night

75 hours of instrument

50 hours of multi-engine (25 actual and up to 25 hours of simulator time)

Current ATP written

Restricted ATP Holder

Hours: 1,500 1,250 1,000 750

1500 total hours
100 hours can be simulator time. Applicants will receive 36 hours of simulator time. CTP applicants will receive 46 hours of simulator time
250 hours needs to be PIC in an airplane

At least 21 years old

200 hours of cross country (100 hours of which needs to be PIC cross country in an airplane)

100 hours of night (25 hours of which needs to be PIC night in an airplane)

75 hours of instrument

25 hours of actual multi-engine

Current ATP written, with at least 4 months until expiration, or apply for our CTP program

1250 total hours
100 hours can be simulator time. Applicants will receive 36 hours of simulator time. CTP applicants will receive 46 hours of simulator time
250 hours needs to be PIC in an airplane

Graduated from an FAA accredited school with an associate degree in aviation major

At least 21 years old

200 hours of cross country (100 hours of which needs to be PIC cross country in an airplane)

100 hours of night (25 hours of which needs to be PIC night in an airplane)

75 hours of instrument

25 hours of actual multi-engine

Current ATP written, with at least 4 months until expiration, or apply for our CTP program

1000 total hours
100 hours can be simulator time. Applicants will receive 36 hours of simulator time. CTP applicants will receive 46 hours of simulator time
250 hours needs to be PIC in an airplane

Graduated from an FAA accredited school with a bachelor degree in aviation major

At least 21 years old

200 hours of cross country (100 hours of which needs to be PIC cross country in an airplane)

100 hours of night (25 hours of which needs to be PIC night in an airplane)

75 hours of instrument

25 hours of actual multi-engine

Current ATP written, with at least 4 months until expiration, or apply for our CTP program

750 total hours
100 hours can be simulator time. Applicants will receive 36 hours of simulator time. CTP applicants will receive 46 hours of simulator time
250 hours needs to be PIC in an airplane

Graduated from a US Armed Forces undergraduate pilot training school and received a rating qualification as a military pilot

At least 21 years old

200 hours of cross country (100 hours of which needs to be PIC cross country in an airplane)

100 hours of night (25 hours of which needs to be PIC night in an airplane)

75 hours of instrument

25 hours of actual multi-engine

Current ATP written, with at least 4 months until expiration, or apply for our CTP program

Note: Resumes are only accepted for positions that are listed under our Open Positions . The resume or cover letter must indicate the position(s) of interest. Resumes with no position listed or indicating "Any Open Positions" will not be accepted or retained and will be discarded. View our Applicant Policy.


Note: All employment is contingent upon passing a federally required 10-year background check and pre-employment drug screen. If hired, you will be required to complete an extensive application that will be used to complete the background check, and you may be required to clear a FBI Fingerprint process. All statements must be accurate, and if anything is found to be false, it could result in disqualification.


Note: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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