Key Lime Air - Part 135 Captain

Key Lime Air is "Your Career or Your Career Path" to the majors. We offer a best in the industry pay scale and benefits package combined with a fantastic Rocky Mountain lifestyle.

We are a growing regional airline based at KDEN with over 21 years of history in the aviation industry as a Part 121 and Part 135 air carrier. Our operations include cargo, private/ VIP large cabin charters, and scheduled passenger service under our Denver Air Connection brand.

We operate a fleet of more than 28 aircraft, including Fairchild Metros, Dornier 328Jets, Embraer E-145LRs, and an Embraer Brasilia. Our growth plans include the continued addition of E-145LRs to our fleet.

Our Mission

The Key Lime Air community represents some of the finest talent in aviation and our very simple mission is: We Deliver!

"We Deliver...
Joy, Contentment, Service, Comfort, Family, Friends, Safety, Reliability...
Every Day!":

We are here to serve our customers. We love what we do, and our passion shows in our commitment to providing an extraordinary customer experience for the communities, people, and partners we are proud to serve with safe, reliable and on-time jet service, cargo service and charter service.

Key Lime Pilot's Creed

We are a highly competitive self-motivated group of professional aviators who are proud of our flying skills but humble enough to know there is always someone better from whom to seek advice.

We understand command and authority means calmly stepping up to take responsibility for the safety of each flight.

We foster a culture where authority may be respectfully challenged by utilizing Crew Resource Management tools to enhance our situational awareness, self-awareness, leadership, assertiveness, decision making, flexibility, adaptability, event and mission analysis, and communication.

We show respect and dignity to everyone involved in the safe delivery of our customers and our cargo including flight attendants, dispatchers, station personnel, ramp personnel, schedulers, executive leadership and maintenance personnel.

We strictly adhere to the flight regulations, the flight procedures and the safe behavior processes involved in delivering the best and safest possible experience for our customers.

We practice precision hand flying because we know that being precise is the only way to successfully accomplish our job as professional aviators.

Are You A Key Lime Pilot?

We are looking for pilots who strive for perfection with a desire to become great aviators. We invite you to join our proud community of pilots and contribute to our 21-year culture of excellence. The Part 135 Captain position will perform required crewmember duties in the safe operation of the Fairchild Metroliner.

Captain Compensation
  • $86,528.00 first year base pay for Part 135 Captain
  • $104.00 per hour with a guarantee of 32 hours per two week pay period
    • Most pilots exceed the guarantee

Upgrade Path

All upgrades are subject to seniority, eligibility, qualifications, competency and merit.
  • Transition to DO-328/EMB-120 Captain with 800 hours of Key Lime Air PIC time.
    • Requires completion of Certification Training Program and ATP check ride in compliance with 14 CFR 61.159; paid for by Key Lime Air.
  • Growing fleet and fastest flow gives more opportunities for captaincies.
Our Pay Scale

Year Captain
DO-328/EMB-120
Captain
Metro II, III, 23
First Officer
Part 121
First Officer
Part 135
1 140.00 104.00 96.51 42.10
2 142.38 105.77 98.15 43.31
3 144.80 107.57 99.82 44.56
4 147.26 109.39 101.52 45.84
5 149.77 111.25 103.24 47.16
6 152.31 113.15 105.00 48.52
7 154.90 115.07 106.78 49.91
8 157.53 117.03 108.60 51.35
9 160.21 119.01 110.44 52.83
10 162.94 121.04 112.32 54.35
11 165.71 123.10 114.23 55.91
12 168.52 125.19 116.17 57.52
13 171.39 127.32 118.15 59.17
14 174.30 129.48 120.16 60.88
15 177.26 131.68 122.20 62.63
16 180.28 133.92 124.28 64.43
17 183.34 136.20 126.39 66.28
18 186.46 138.51 128.54 68.19
19 189.63 140.87 130.72 70.15
20 192.85 143.26 132.94 72.17

Notes: These differential percentages will be added to your base rate above, as qualified:
Line Check Airman and/or Flight Instructor 2.5%
Full Check Airman 5.0%
Part 121 Qualified Captain 5.0%

Time Off
  • Time off scheduling predicated on 2 to 3 days off per week subject to pilot availability and seasonal demand.
  • .2 Personal Time Off days available in the first year
  • 3 paid vacation days after completing a 90-day probation period
  • 10 paid vacation days in your second year
Military Pilots Succeed

Key Lime values your service to our country. If you’re seeking to make a transition to civilian flying, we'll make it easy with our Military Transition Program. Let us design a custom transition program for you and help cover the cost. Email HR@keylimeair.com to learn more.

Insurance and Retirement
  • Comprehensive Medical coverage provided by United Healthcare with
    • Virtual visits
    • Health and Wellness Program
    • Health Discounts
  • Dental plan provided though MetLife
    • Preventive
    • Basic and Major Service
  • Vision plan through United Healthcare
  • Flexible Spending Account
    • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
    • Health Care Reimbursement Account
  • Short Term Disability Plan
  • Voluntary Long-Term Disability Plan
  • Life Insurance of $25,000 after 60 days
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment of $25,000 after 60 days
  • 401K Plan through Fidelity with a company matching up to 4% after 6 months of employment.
Travel for Free
  • CASS jump seat privileges on almost every airline
  • MyId Travel
Additional Benefits
  • $40.00 per diem when away from base for 24 hours (Average $4,000 annually)
  • Employee discount program through Abenity on thousands of products and services (up to $4,500.00 of savings)
  • Interline Travel discounts sometimes offering “bump protection” when traveling standby. These companies specialize in hotel, cruises, and all-inclusive resorts.
What Do I Need To Apply?

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 1200 total time
  • 50 hours multi-engine time
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • AMEL / Instrument Airplane.
  • High Performance and Complex endorsements.
  • Current First or Second-Class FAA medical certificate.
  • U.S. FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s permit.
  • U.S. Passport. If not a US Citizen, you must also have a Right-to-work or Permanent Alien status (Green Card) as well as a Passport from the country in which you are a citizen.
  • Pass a standard 10-year background check and drug screen
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
Preferred Qualifications
  • 1500 hours total time
  • 200 multi-engine time
  • College degree from an accredited school
  • Current employment in a pilot position


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