Direct Entry Captain

Republic Airways

Multiple Locations

Direct Entry Captains can earn up to $100,000K in sign-on bonuses.Check out all the benefits at the bottom.


Maintains command of assigned aircraft from the time it leaves the gate until arrival at the destination gate. Manages the safety of the passengers, crewmembers, cargo and aircraft.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to this position as needed.

  • Commands the aircraft and crew from departure gate to the destination gate.
  • Ensures the safety of the passengers, crewmembers, cargo, and aircraft.
  • Operates assigned flights after determining airworthiness of the aircraft and reviewing all current factors such as weather, field conditions, navigational aids, etc., relative to the safe operation of each flight.
  • Reviews the load manifest for accuracy.
  • Supervises en route performance of other crew members assigned to the aircraft.
  • Ensures compliance with all Company procedures and FAA regulations relative to the conduct of flights.
  • Advises the Dispatcher of any situation that could affect the flight schedule in a timely manner.
  • Contributes to a reliable and on-time operation by meeting all report times and minimum turn times.
  • Assists in the loading and unloading of the aircraft when such assistance will expedite the handling of the flight or speed up service to the passengers.
  • Utilizes every opportunity to provide experience and instructions to the First Officer in order to develop him/her in skill development.
  • Maintains attendance according to Company procedures and practices; adheres to the Company uniform dress code and observes the Rules of Conduct for all associates as outlined in the Associate Handbook.
  • Continues professional training towards upgrading performance and abilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Must meet the minimum requirements for an ATP or RATP certificate. ATP written is preferred.
  • Must have 2500 hours total time and 1000 hours total time in a Part 121 Operation.


  • Direct Entry Captain Pay Increase starting at $140 - $215/HR
  • Up to 100K in sign-on bonuses and 100% deadhead pay
  • Industry leading contract with the most competitive medical benefits
  • Fly our fleet of all Embraer E-170/E175
  • 401(K) automatic company contribution
  • 10 attractive bases all hiring with no training delays
  • Long-term sustainable contracts and flight privileges with three major airlines - American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines
  • Increased Quality of Life- Receive eight paid holidays and 12 guaranteed days off per month.
  • Pay protection also includes duty and trip rigs.
  • Republic is also the only regional that does not have junior manning.

And more. Republic’s pilots have the best overall benefits and work rules in the industry. Simply stated, a pilot’s life is better at Republic. Apply Now!