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Orlando, Florida

    •  SpeedBird, is the fastest growing Part 135 Air Carrier and private aircraft management company in the United States. We are seeking customer service driven crew members to join our innovative team.

    • Company promotes to larger aircraft from within and pays for PIC type-ratings

    • Live where you want - flexible home basing options with positive space seats purchased by the company

    • Annual pay raises on anniversary date of hire

    • Professional growth opportunities available

    • Paid Known Crewmember Badge (KCM)

    • Paid FAA Medical

    • Paid ATP for qualifying First Officers

    • Two scheduling options 8 on / 6 off (remain on all year or change quarterly) 15 on / 13 off (remain all year or change quarterly) 

    • 15/13 schedule offers additional base pay

    • Extra Day Override - $1,150/day per PIC, $850/day per SIC Holiday pay (pilot day rate) for New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

    • Double per diem on holidays worked

    • SpeedBird is proud to have partnered with Jet Shades to have cockpit shades that block 99.9% harmful UV, over 70% of infrared heat and glare, and 47% solar energy.

    • ARGUS Gold Rating

    • Keep all travel perks: Airline miles, Rental car rewards, Hotel points

    • Pilots issued Ipad Mini 4 electronic flight bag

    • Dedicated Crew Concierge to handle hotels, ground transportation, crew meals, commutes, etc.

    • For more information and FAQ please visit https://flyspeedbird.com/careers/

Company Website

Total: 35
Active: 35
Furloughed: 0
None listed
Challenger 604: 1
Challenger 605: 1
Citation CJ2+: 2
Citation CJ3: 4
Citation X: 3
None listed
Is Hiring?: Yes

  • Yes! For more information please visit https://flyspeedbird.com/careers/

  • Pilot Hiring Minimums: 

    • Pilot In Command: 

    • Unrestricted ATP certificate

    • Valid 1st class medical

    • 3,000 hours total time 

    • 1,500 PIC hours 

    • PIC Time in Type - 250 hours (preferred)

    • Total Multi-Engine - 1500 hours

    • Total Multi-Engine PIC - 500 hours

    • Total Turbine - 500 hours

    • Total PIC Jet Time - 250 hours (preferred)


  • Second In Command:

  • Unrestricted commercial or ATP certificate

  • Valid 1st class medical

  • 1,500 hours total time (preferred)

  • 500 PIC hours

  • Total Multi-Engine - 250 hours

  • All applicants must have an unrestricted and valid US passport with unrestricted travel to any state or country

  • All applicants must possess FCC Radio Operator Permit by date of hire. 

  • Training agreement is $28,000 for a full Initial, and $19,000 if you qualify for reduced training.


  • SpeedBird is currently in the process of receiving CASS access

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  • DOM: $75/day

  • INT'L: $120/day

  • International cell phone usage reimbursement



401(k) matching up to 4%

401K Matching: Yes


  • 401(k) matching up to 4%

  • Company-paid medical, dental, & vision insurance

  • Short-term & Long-term disability

  • PTO days will accrue at the rate of 10 per year (0.83 per month) your first and second years, and at the rate of 12 per year (l per month) thereafter. 

  • Unused PTO days will roll over to the next year, you won’t lose unused days. You should request PTO at least 30, but no more than 90 days in advance. If you want time off but do not have enough PTO days saved up, you can ask the pilot opposite you on the schedule to swap rotations.