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Air Methods Helicopter Pilot Regional Relief - Midwest (VFR) in IN East Time Zone Homebase, Indiana


Air Medical Aircraft: EC130/B407 (VFR)

$15,000 Sign-On Bonus Available


As the leader in the air medical industry, Air Methods seeks exceptional pilots to partner with us to serve our communities. We are committed to providing air medical transport resources to our communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, while providing our pilots with work life balance, 7 days on/7 days off (12-hour shifts). Our #1 objective is to ensure safety to/from every time, so come join our growing and high-performing culture, sparked by teammates who deliver on being the best!

Living in the Midwest USA offers a unique blend of cultural diversity, friendly communities, and a rich historical tapestry. Beyond its iconic farmlands, the region boasts vibrant cities, picturesque small towns, and a strong sense of regional identity. Residents enjoy the changing seasons, with both snowy winters and sunny summers, fostering a range of outdoor activities from lakeside relaxation to hiking in scenic parks. The Midwest's central location also makes it a crossroads of sorts, resulting in a fusion of traditions from various parts of the country. This blend is reflected in the local cuisine, festivals, and a strong emphasis on family values. Overall, the Midwest offers an exceptional balance between urban amenities and a close-knit, down-to-earth lifestyle.

Job SummaryResponsible for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM), and thorough knowledge of Air Methods policies and procedures.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities • Operates Air Methods' aircraft in a safe and legal manner.• Completes pre-flight before every flight verifying the aircraft is in an airworthy condition by sign off of Daily Flight Log. Pilots will perform a complete walk around of the aircraft prior to entering the cockpit for flight and upon completion of each flight.• Final authority with regard to operations of aircraft and for the safety of passengers, cargo and equipment.• Must be thoroughly familiar with all aircraft and medical systems of backup aircraft utilized at operational area and also ensures that the medical flight team is familiar and comfortable with the medical interior and systems.• Responsible for completion of required documentation.• Able to conduct detailed flight planning with little notice to exacting standards.• Participates regularly in Air Methods meetings, activities, projects, committees and community outreach.• Performs other duties as assigned.

QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.

Skills• Pilots must have flown in category for a commercial operator or in the military within the previous 24 months• Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public and strives to maintain a friendly and professional working environment

Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Program:• 2000 total flight hours with minimum of 1500 flight hours in category• 1000 hours PIC in category• 500 hours of rotor wing turbine time• 200 hours of cross-country flight time, at least 50 hours of which were at night• 100 hours unaided night as PIC (50 hours of unaided can be substituted for by 100 hours of NVG time, but cannot be reduced below 50 hours of unaided time)• 50 hours total actual or hood instrument time in flight and in category (simulator time does not count) (for a RW candidate who is FW rated, 100 hours or greater of FW actual or hood Instrument time can reduce the RW required instrument time to 25 hours).

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations• Commercial & Instrument Rating (for category and class of aircraft)• ATP rating in category meets this requirement• First OR Second Class FAA Medical certificate required.

Education & Experience• Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and two to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience• Bachelor’s degree preferred

Operation and Safety Requirements: As a member of the Flight Crew, any person employed in this position shall maintain a weight not to exceed 250 pounds and shall be less than seventy (70) years old.Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. This position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident).


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)