Direct Entry Captain

Mesa Airlines

Job Description


At Mesa Airlines, our philosophy of Pilots Helping Pilots goes beyond a catchy tagline. We are a group of passionate aviators whose primary mission is to inspire the next generation of pilots.

Our recruitment team is made up of Mesa Airlines line pilots who, as professional aviators themselves, have a vested interest in our pilot group. We are looking for skilled candidates who are motivated, fun-loving team players and who will be a positive addition to our family of over 3,100 employees.

This commitment to excellence and spirit of helpfulness is evident in all corners of our airline. From your first interaction with a recruiter, to our best-in-the-business training department. We're confident Mesa Airlines can provide the tools you are looking for to take your career to the next level.

Job Title

Direct Entry Captain - (PHX, DFW, IAH, SDF, IAD)

Full-Time - Part-Time

Full Time - Permanent


  • Airline Transport Pilot License (ATP)
  • 1,000 hours of Part 121.436 qualifying experience
  • E175/CL65/B737 Type Rating preferred
  • 100 hours within the previous 12 months preferred Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit Current Valid Passport At least 23 years of age Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test High school diploma or GED Ability to read and speak English language