Helicopter Pilot – Mercy Air – $15,000 Stipend, Off Duty Housing, and $15,000 Sign On Bonus Available
Air Methods Corp.
Bell 407 (VFR)
Off Duty Housing
$15,000 Sign-On Bonus
AIR METHODS: GO ABOVE AND BEYOND HERE!
As the leader in the air medical industry, Air Methods seeks exceptional pilots to partner with us to serve our communities. We are committed to providing air medical transport resources to our communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, while providing our pilots with work life balance, 7 days on/7 days off (12-hour shifts). Our #1 objective is to ensure safety to/from every time, so come join our growing and high-performing culture, sparked by teammates who deliver on being the best!
Location Ridgecrest, CA holds a unique charm nestled in the heart of the Mojave Desert. Its special appeal lies in the breathtaking vistas of stark desert landscapes, accompanied by the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains that frame the horizon. The town is renowned for its strong sense of community, where residents come together to celebrate the annual Petroglyph Festival, showcasing ancient rock art, and to enjoy outdoor pursuits like hiking, off-roading, and stargazing thanks to its designation as a Dark Sky Community. Ridgecrest has schools that cater to various educational needs, and Cerro Coso Community College offers higher education opportunities for local residents. The cost of living in Ridgecrest is often lower than in major cities in California, making it an attractive option for those seeking a more affordable lifestyle.
Responsible to ensure aircraft and weather conditions are airworthy to transport medical crew and patient to receiving hospital within an assigned operational area. Responsible for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM), and thorough knowledge of Air Methods policies and procedures.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:
• Operates Air Methods’ aircraft in a safe and legal manner.
• Completes pre-flight before every flight verifying the aircraft is in airworthy condition by sign-off of the Daily Flight Log. Performs a complete walk-around of the aircraft prior to entering the cockpit for flight and upon completion of each flight.
• Ensures aircraft and weather conditions are airworthy to transport medical crew and patient to receiving hospital within an assigned operational area. Responsible for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM), and thorough knowledge of Air Methods policies and procedures.
• Pilots must have flown in category for a commercial operator, or in the military, within the previous 24 months
• Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public. Strives to maintain a friendly and professional working environment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.
Operation and Safety Requirements:
As a member of the Flight Crew, any person employed in this position shall maintain a weight not to exceed 250 pounds and shall be less than seventy (70) years old.
Education & Experience
• Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school, plus two to five years’ related experience and/or training (or equivalent combination of education and experience);
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Program:
• 2000 total flight hours with minimum of 1500 flight hours in category.
• 1000 hours PIC in category.
• 500 hours of rotor wing turbine time.
• 200 hours of cross-country flight time, at least 50 hours of which were at night.
• 100 hours unaided night as PIC (50 hours of unaided can be substituted for by 100 hours of NVG time, but cannot be reduced below 50 hours of unaided time).
• 50 hours total actual or hood instrument time in flight and in category (for a RW candidate who is FW rated, 100 hours or greater of FW actual or hood Instrument time can reduce the RW required instrument time to 25 hours).
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
• Commercial & Instrument Rating (for category and class of aircraft);
• ATP rating in category also meets the above requirement.
• First or Second-Class FAA Medical certificate required.
Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
This position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident).