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Air Wisconsin

Appleton, WI

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QUICKTAKE
  • New flying contract with UA and UA’s Career Pathway Program requires significant growth in ZW pilot workforce which will produce rapid upgrades; 
  • we plan to hire 450-500 pilots over next two years and as a result Upgrade Time is expected to be between 18 and 24 months 
  • Earn between $201,000 and $244,000 with benefits in your first three years of employment with benefits and even more when you upgrade to Captain 
  • $33,000 Signing bonus •$35/hour First year First Officer pay 
  • 401k match up to 8% dependent on employee contribution regardless of Years of Service (including First Officers), which is the highest among regionals 
  • Most generous health insurance plans in the industry with only 25% premium share 
  • Any additional flying volunteered for on a day off is paid at 150 or 200% your hourly rate 
  • Hourly pay scale increases by 1.5% every year in addition to longevity increase 
  • Recently announced agreement to fly 65 aircraft for United Airlines beginning in September 2017 
  • Defined career path to United Airlines through the Career Pathway Program 
  • Minimum 12 days off per month 
  • All pilots provided an iPad with electronic navigational charts and manuals 
  • Duty Rig: 2:1; Trip Rig: 4:1 
  • Hotel rooms for scheduled or actual “sits” of 4 & 1/2 hours or more 
  • Extra day off if you arrive after 2:00 a.m. on the last "day" of a trip 
  • Up to 35 paid vacation days per year 
  • In-house Certified Training Program (CTP) provided by Air Wisconsin instructors and in Air Wisconsin simulators 
  • Pilots paid contractual rate and receive benefits during CTP training 
  • ATC call sign: "Wisconsin" 
  • Click here to see and sign-up for upcoming recruiting events. This is a great opportunity to speak to Air Wisconsin recruiters about these great benefits. 
  • This page last updated: April 21, 2017 (Pilots)
PILOTS
Total: 488
Active: 488
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA
FLEET
CRJ200: 66
DOMICILES
ORF
PHL
DCA
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

New hire pilots joining the Air Wisconsin team will be eligible for sign-on bonuses of $33,000 

Air Wisconsin will be recruiting at a number of upcoming events. Please visit here and see Recruiting Events for more details. 

Hiring for two classes a month.

Apply online.

Minimums:
1,500TT/100ME

Preferred minimums:
121 experience; turbine experience

Air Wisconsin interview gouge.

JUMPSEATS

Check in at ticket counter. Unlimited jumpseats. CASS participant.

Air Wisconsin PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
CRJ200     
18 109     
17 107     
16 105     
15 102     
14 100     
13 97     
12 94     
11 91     
10 89     
9 86     
8 83     
7 81     
6 79     
5 76     
4 74     
3 72     
2 69     
1 66     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
CRJ200     
8 50     
7 49     
6 47     
5 46     
4 44     
3 43     
2 41     
1 35     

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PAY NOTES

Wages increase 1.5% each October

Paid the greater of scheduled or actual time on a leg-by-leg basis

100% cancellation pay
100% deadhead pay
150% open time pay
150%-200% pay for flying determined to be critical to the operation.

Retention bonuses being offered for pilots currently on property

$33,000 sign on bonus. Highest in the industry. First installment of $15,000 to be paid upon completion of IOE.  Second installment of $10,000 to be paid 12 months after completion of IOE.  The remaining $8,000 is to be paid out quarterly throughout year 3 of employment as an FO.

First year pay in conjunction with the sign on bonus makes Air Wisconsin the highest paying regional airline in the industry.

$260 uniform and $50 headset allowance per year after one year of service

42 hours of earned sick leave per year

Monthly guarantee: 75 hours
Reserve guarantee: 75 hours

(Note: Pilots holding Line status cannot be assigned to Reserve status)

Most junior captain hired: January 2012 ORF

PER DIEM

$1.75/hr Domestic

$1.75/hr Int'l

RETIREMENT

401K:

up to 5%*

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

none

Other:

3% fixed company contribution. Early retirement option available for pilots once they turn 58