Pilots

Air Wisconsin operates exclusively as a United Express carrier! Under a long-term agreement with significant opportunities for all of our pilots to transition to United, significant growth in our pilot workforce will continue throughout 2019 and beyond. This growth has our upgrade time at 18-24 months! First Officers who join Air Wisconsin with previous qualifying flight time for upgrade qualification can expect expedited upgrades, like our most junior Captain who was awarded Captain after only 12 months.

New hire First Officers are eligible for up to $57,000 in sign-on and retention bonuses. This bonus coupled with our industry-leading benefits and work rules make Air Wisconsin the regional of choice for many of our First Officers. With our exclusive partnership with United Airlines our pilots are provided a unique pathway to becoming a United Airlines pilot through the Career Path Program (CPP).

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Pilot Events

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

Application Submission

Applications for employment as an Air Wisconsin pilot may be submitted through AirlineApps.com:

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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)

In-house Certified Training Program (CTP) provided by Air Wisconsin instructors and in Air Wisconsin simulators. 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

Quick Upgrade to Captain

Upgrade in 18 to 24 months or as little as 12 months for those with previous experience

Starting Pay

Starting pay for First Officers is $36.06/hour

Premium Pay

Additional flying is available at up to 200%

100% Cancellation and Dead Head Pay

 

$31,000 Sign-on Bonuses

$5,000 paid during first month, $26,000 paid at completion of IOE (approx. 3-4 months)

$18,000 Retention Bonuses

$10,000 paid after first anniversary, $8,000 (payable $2,000 per quarter) if pilot has not upgraded to Captain

$8,000 Type Rating Bonus

Pilots with Part 91K, 121 or 135 carrier with an ATP and type rating in an aircraft greater than 12,500 lbs. Paid at completion of IOE (approx 3-4 months)

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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

Pass Benefits

Unlimited pass benefits for immediate family including spouse, dependents parents, and a designated travel companion

Interline Travel Benefits

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

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

Crew Bases

IAD - Dulles, VA

ORD - Chicago, IL

MKE - Milwaukee, WI

CAE - Columbia, SC

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

If you have additional questions regarding our pilot recruitment activities or any other pilot-related inquires, feel free to contact us.