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Encore Air Cargo Profile

Encore Air Cargo Metro

Active Pilots




Encore Air Cargo At a Glance

  • Contracts with UPS and DHL
  • Participates in UPS Pilot Mentorship Program
  • Now owned by Bemidji Aviation Services
  • Most routes are outstation based


Encore Air Cargo is hiring pilots. Apply by emailing of faxing cover letter and resume to company.

Minimum Requirements to Apply

  • Commercial pilot license
  • First or second class medical depending on airplane type
  • Minimum time specified by FARs for part 135 instrument
  • Metro position requires 2,000 total time with 500 hours of turbine time

Airplane Fleet

  • BE58
  • BE99
  • C402
  • C404
  • SA227

Pilot Domiciles

  • Aberdeen Regional Airport
  • Denver International Airport
  • Dickinson – Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport
  • Duluth International Airport
  • Devils Lake Regional Airport
  • Joe Foss Field Airport
  • Grand Forks International Airport
  • Sloulin Field International Airport
  • Jamestown Regional Airport
  • La Crosse Regional Airport
  • Mc Cook Ben Nelson Regional Airport
  • Minot International Airport
  • Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport
  • Rapid City Regional Airport
  • Thief River Falls Regional Airport

Encore Air Cargo Annual Pilot Salary

Piston Airplane CaptainsBE99 CaptainsSA227 Captains
49,000 to 52,00055,00070,000

Compensation Notes

  • $30/day when away from base

Per Diem

  • Defined benefit plan (A fund)


Greg started his professional pilot journey in 2002 after graduating from Embry Riddle. Since that time he has accumulated over 8,000 hours working as a pilot. Greg’s professional experience includes flight instructing, animal tracking, backcountry flying, forest firefighting, passenger charter, part 135 cargo, flying for a regional airline, a national low cost airline, a legacy airline, and also working as a manager in charge of Part 135 and Part 121 training programs.

Greg Thomson