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Kalitta Charters

Ypsilanti, MI

  • Provides Passenger, Air Ambulance and Cargo charters by contract or on-demand
  • DOD approved carrier with two long-term DA-20 on contract 
  • Flies Worldwide
  • ATC callsign: “KALITTA” 
  • IATA code: K9
  • ICAO code: KFS
  • Began operations in 2001 
  • Flexible Living – Live where you prefer with a worry-free commuter policy
  • Commutable Position which requires an employee contributed accommodation within 20 minutes of Base
  • Operation based in Ypsilanti, MI at Willow Run Airport (YIP)
  • This page last updated: April 12, 2022

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Total: 80
Active: 80
Furloughed: 0
None listed
Challenger 604: 2
Falcon 20: 10
King Air 100: 1
Lear 35: 1
Lear 36: 9
Learjet 45: 1
Is Hiring?: Yes

Hiring Captains and First Officers for LearJet 35, LearJet 45, Falcon 20, and Challenger 601-3R

• Kalitta Charters positions are available to pilots 65+.

Education Requirements:

• Candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED

• Aviation Related College Degree preferred, but not required

Qualifications, Certificates, Licenses & Document Requirements:

• A valid unrestricted driver’s license

• A valid unrestricted US passport

• First Class Medical

• FAA Commercial Pilot License with an Instrument Rating

• FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit

PICs Experience & Professional Skills:

• 2,000+ hours total time

• 1,000+ Multi-engine

• PIC unrestricted type in LR-JET, LR-45 and/or DA-20 

SICs Experience & Professional Skills:

• 800 hours total time

• Previous FAR 135 experience, but not required

• Type rated in LR-JET, LR-45 and/or DA-20 preferred, but not required

Shift Requirements:

• Two weeks on, two weeks off with a rotating yearly schedule


• Full salary at the start of training, along with accommodations until completion of training

• Six weeks consisting of a combination of in-class lectures, online modules, and hands-on aircraft training

• Typed as SIC initially and no training contracts

For more information, please visit: Kalittacharters.com/careers


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KCM (Known Crewmember)

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• Multiple competitive pay scales with established yearly increases and bonuses

• Increased pay scales for multiple company flown aircraft types

• For pay purposes a month is 4 consecutive weeks (28 days), 13 “pay” months in a year 

• 45-hour monthly guarantee

• Starting pay for PIC is $133.35 a flight hour, SIC is $75.25 a flight hour

• PIC Base Starting Salary $78,009.75 ($133.35 a flight hour) + $7,000 bonus after 1 year = $85,009.75

• SIC Base Starting Salary $44,021.25 ($75.25 a flight hour) + $6,000 bonus after 1 year = $50,021.25

• Majority of pilots earn well above base salary

• Per Diem $2 ($3 international) an hour about $48 a day

• Wait Pay for customer delays or planned dedicated waiting

• Volunteer Pay

    • On your two weeks off, you may remain in base and volunteer for a flat rate of $250 per day, plus hourly rate as if you broke guarantee - trip must run to receive payment

For more information: http://www.kalittacharters.com/careers


Per Diem $2 ($3 international) an hour about $48 a day




401K Matching: Yes


• Medical/Prescription/Vision/Amwell

• Dental

• Short Term Disability

• Employee Assistance Program

• Travel Assistance Program

• Life Insurance/Voluntary Life Insurance - Employee, Spouse, and Child

• Unum Accident/Critical

• Flexible Spending Medical/Dependent Care

• Fidelity 401k with an employer match

For more information: https://www.kalittacharters.com/careers/benefits