Career Opportunities

First Officer (Second in Command)

General Summary

  • Silver operates under a principal codeshare and alliance agreement with United Airlines and Jet Blue
  • More Bahamian destinations than any other US airline • Owned by Versa Capital Management, a Philadelphia-based investment firm
  • All Florida routes currently operated by Saab 340Bs
  • Operating three bases: Tampa (TPA) Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) and Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Around 125 daily scheduled flights between gateways in Florida and the Bahamas
  • Announced the replacement of the Saab 340s with ATR-42-600s.
  • $12,000 signing bonus for new hire pilots
  • iPads provided to all pilots
  • Single occupancy hotel rooms during training with pay and per diem. Ground training done at FLL headquarters and simulator training done at PanAm Academy in MIA.
  • 3 hours minimum pay per day
  • 1:2 duty rig
  • Deadhead pay: 50% for the first 5 hours; then 100% for all flights after
  • Premium pay/junior assigned on day off/trip extended: 150% normal pay
  • Vacation time: up to 9 days accrued 1st calendar year; 16 days for years 2-6
  • Newly hired pilots are currently projected to upgrade to Captain in 18 months without previous experience or 6 months with experience.
  • Direct career path to Frontier Airlines after 1000 PIC at Silver.


  • Relieves the PIC in the manipulation of flight controls of an aircraft while underway, including taxiing, take-off and landing of such aircraft, and who is properly qualified and designated by the company to serve as and who holds current Airman’s Certificate(s) authorizing them to serve as an SIC.
  • Responsible to the PIC and Chief Pilot, to assure that all assigned flights are in compliance with FARs and company operating procedures.
  • Is Second-in-Command of the aircraft and will assume the Pilot-in-Command duties should the PlC become incapacitated or unable to perform these duties.
  • Assists the PlC in conducting the flight safely and efficiently.
  • Maintain a current knowledge of those general subjects and aircraft-related information that will enhance overall competence, ability, and professionalism, and apply that knowledge to the job.
  • Assists the PlC and/or passenger service personnel as needed to ensure a prompt departure.
  • Prepare the weight and balance forms for each flight as directed by the PIC.
  • Conduct the preflight inspection if directed by the PIC.
  • Supervise fueling, ground power unit, baggage loading and appropriate servicing of aircraft. Ramp supervisor or maintenance may monitor fueling.
  • Will hold at least a Commercial Pilot Certificate with appropriate category and class ratings and an Instrument Rating current under FAR Part 61. Will hold at least a current First Class Medical Certificate.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer without sponsorship
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Drug and Alcohol Screen, and Criminal Background Check
  • Must possess a valid Passport
  • ATP Qualifications
  • Applicants for the Restricted ATP must comply with AC 61-139, FAR 61.159 and FAR 61.160.
  • Current First Class Medical with First Class Privledges
  • ATP Certificate Preferred
  • FCC License
  • No FAA Violations, Suspensions or current investigations
  • Applicants must be willing to accept ANY base according to operational needs.

Current Pilot Bases

  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Orlando
  • Tampa

For more information contact Camilo Torres-Ayala at:, 954-296-5096 or Silver Airways on Facebook

Silver Airways offers excellent benefits including travel benefits and is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V/G

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