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Advanced Air LLC

Type of Employer: Employer

Position Details

Position: First Officer
- King Air 350

Type of Operation: Regional

Location: Hawthorne, CA, USA

Location Terms:

Compensation: $40,000 to 45,000 Annual Salary

Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

This position is for Second in Command (SIC) of a turbo-prop King Air 350 based out of Hawthorne, CA and requires a strong ability to multi-task, making high level complex decisions while completing a variety of aviation related tasks. The flying for this position will support the Advanced Air Essential Air Service communities and on-demand charter.

The main Objective is to provide Advanced Air travelers a world class experience in a fleet of King Air 350’s. While holding up to the standards of Advanced Air, LLC flight operations, interacting with all charter customers, aircraft owners, and airline passenger travelers.

What you will do:

Assist the pilot-in-command during all phases of flight in accordance with operating policies and procedures
Perform a visual pre-flight (walk-around) inspection prior to each flight
Perform a visual post-flight (walk-around) after each flight
Assume primary responsibility for the safety of the passengers, crewmembers, cargo, and the aircraft should the pilot-in-command become incapacitated or unable to perform his/her duties.
Have primary operational responsibility for successfully completing the customer service portions of each leg as outlined in the policies and procedures manual.
Review thoroughly and brief the pilot-in-command specifically on all customer service items including, but not limited to passenger pick up, passenger drop off, refueling, customs, private hangar pick up/drop off, private hangar communications requirements, and passenger catering.
Comply with all Federal Aviation Regulations, Company Operations Manual, Operations Specifications, Standard Operating Procedures, and Company Policies and Procedures

INITIAL NEW-HIRE Consists of all ground training curriculum segments in their entirety, with the aircraft ground being specific to the type(s) of aircraft in which the airman is to qualify. The flight training will cover all required events and maneuvers with none being waived by the qualified flight instructor. Update flight and duty records, determine eligibility for the next flight assignment and ensure any aircraft maintenance discrepancies are reported to the Captain and reported in accordance with operating policy and procedure

Participate proactively in safety and quality systems by identifying, reporting and mitigating hazards and quality issues.  Provide timely input to management and apply systems processes to address quality and safety issues. Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned by the pilot-in-command, the Chief Pilot or higher authority
Please note this job description is not designed 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.

What we are looking for:

High school diploma or GED.
1000 hours total time, 500 PIC, 100 hours multi-engine fixed wing, Commercial Airplane Multi Engine Land
500 hours cross-country flight time; 50 hours night time, 75 hours instrumental flight time of which 50 were in actual flight
CFI, CFII, MEI Certificates, preferred but not required.
Successfully pass oral/written exam administered by FAA approved Advanced Air, LLC Check Airman, or a representative of the Administrator within the preceding 12 calendar months as required by FAR 135.293(a)
Successfully complete competency check administered in the type of airplane within the preceding 12 calendar months conducted by a FAA approved Advanced Air, LLC Check Airman or an FAA Inspector, as required by FAR 135.293(b)
Must have completed the 6-month IFR proficiency check given by an FAA inspector or a FAA approved Advanced Air, LLC Check Airman (FAR 135.297)
Demonstrated enroute, arrival and departure procedures by completing an enroute check (FAR 135.299) with an FAA inspector or a FAA approved Advanced Air, LLC Check Airmen
Must be Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations.
Must be Knowledge of aircraft maintenance procedures.
Must have Customer/Client Focus
Must be able to have ability to multi-task
Must be proficient in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
Must be able to work flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.
Must be able to pass FAA drug/alcohol screening, background checks and submit to random drug test when required
Maintain a current medical certificate as required by the company
Ability to work in confined spaces
Ability to manipulate, push, pull, and lift heavy objects in excess of 150 lbs.
Ability to climb onto and off of an airplane wing as part of the preflight, post flight, or during an over wing emergency exit
Digital dexterity for aircraft preflight and post flight
Ability to execute flights of up to 4.5 hours up to a total flight time of 10 hours per day during a 14 hour duty period
Current U.S. Passport with at least 6 months always remaining during employment period
The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What you can expect:

Flight Crews will work a mixed schedule of Days ON and Days OFF that will generate 5 days off a month.
Days that are listed as “On” flight crews will be available to work for Advanced Air. Days that do not have assigned flying will have a set On Call period to them. On Call periods will require flight crew to be within two hours of the airport and in a fit to fly state. Days OFF, the pilot will not be expected to be available for Advanced Air.
SICs will a compensated at a salary rate between $40,000.00 and $45,000.00 depending on experience.
SICs will be paid at a rate of $200.00 per day while working on a scheduled day off. Per Diem will be paid in accordance with the Advanced Air’s Per Diem Policy. Training contract will be required for 12 months from date of completion of initial training.
Why you should work with us:

We can tell you all about how great we are, but you probably want to know what is in it for you, so we have compiled a list of our standout benefits:
Day Off Pay at 200%
Hourly Bonus for Flight hours over 65 in a month
$2.45 Per Diem pay for all hours associated with Flight Duty
Easy to use Flight/Travel Benefits; current contracts include Delta, Alaska, and Southwest
KCM for your personal travel
401k plan with dollar for dollar employer match up to 4%
100% Company Paid Health Insurance including Medical, Dental, Vision and $15,000 in life insurance


May incur exposure to constant or intermittent sounds of a pitch or level significant enough to cause marked distraction or possible hearing loss while performing operations on the airfield ramp.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Environment fluctuates between work in extreme temperatures, including cold and heat. Environment is also exposed to work in altitudes higher than sea level.

All pilots will train in a crew environment emphasizing checklist usage and crew standardization for normal, abnormal and emergency procedures.

Requirements to Apply

Required Pilots License

License Type: Commercial

Ratings: Airplane Multi Engine LandInstrument Airplane

Medical Certificate Required

Class: First Class

Education Requirement

Minimum Education: No Degree Required

Other Requirements

Passport Required: Yes

FCC Radio Operator Permit Required: No

Required Flight Hours

Total Flight Time: 1000 Instrument: 75
Pilot in Command: 500 Cross Country: 500
Multi Engine: 100 Night: 50
Turbine Engine: -- Time in last 3 months: --
Turbine PIC: -- Time in last year: --
Time towards 121.436(a)(3): -- Additional Experience: --

Other Requirements

  • This position requires a DOT pre-employment drug test.