Air Wisconsin - First Officer

Operating as a regional airline in the United States since 1965, Air Wisconsin Airlines performs flying services for United Airlines as United Express throughout the Midwest and East Coast, operating CRJ-200 regional jets. With service to approximately 70 cities throughout North America, we carry an estimated 6 million passengers a year.

Air Wisconsin offers one of the best pay rates and benefits packages in the industry

Air Wisconsin is partnering with United Airlines and will be flying as United Express exclusively by March 2018! This exciting new long-term agreement requires significant growth in our pilot workforce, which will result in expected upgrade times of between 18-24 months! This partnership also provides for a clear pathway to becoming a United Airlines pilot. With the short upgrade time, starting pay of $35.53/hour, up to $57,000 in sign-on bonuses, and the clear pathway to a pilot position at United, there is no better time to become an Air Wisconsin pilot! Join us today and expect to earn a minimum of between $260,000 - $317,000 in the first three years and even more by upgrading to Captain!

Crew Bases
  • Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
  • Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
  • Milwaukee (MKE)
  • Washington Dulles (IAD)
Flight Technology & Training
  • All Air Wisconsin flightdecks are paperless!
    • All pilots receive iPads for all flight manuals and navigational data
  • Certified Training Program (CTP)
    • Complimentary in-house Certified Training Program (CTP) provided by Air Wisconsin instructors and in Air Wisconsin simulators. Pilots will receive contractual pay and benefits during CTP training
  • Immediate Feedback
    • ACARS provides immediate feedback on approach stability
  • Hotel Accommodations
    • Single occupancy for hotel accommodations (including training)
Benefits & Retirement
  • Health Insurance Plans
    • Most generous health insurance plans in the airline industry with 25% premium share
  • Vision, Dental and Life Insurance
    • 100% company paid life insurance
  • 401k
    • 401K match up to 8% with 3% guaranteed regardless of employee contribution—the highest among regionals
  • Reimbursement Allowanced
    • Reimbursement allowances for uniform, headset, medical exam and passport
Pay
  • Quick Upgrade to Captain
    • Rapid workforce expansion expected to accelerate upgrade time to 18-24 months
  • Starting Pay
    • Starting pay for First Officers is $35.53/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)
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 Mimimum 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
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 - 1,500 Hours
  • 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
Restricted ATP Holder - 1,250 Hours
  • 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
Restricted ATP Holder - 1,000 Hours
  • 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
Restricted ATP Holder - 750 Hours
  • 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


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