- Recent flying agreement with United Airlines requires significant growth in Air Wisconsin’s pilot workforce which will produce rapid upgrades;
- We plan to hire 450-500 pilots over the next two years
- Upgrade time is between 18 and 24 months, most junior upgrade hired July 2017
- Columbia, SC base opening October 2018
- All pilots have the opportunity for a defined path to United through the Career Pathway Program
- Become an Airman Trainee! Learn more about Air Wisconsin while continuing to build hours toward your ATP minimums. www.airwis.com/airman_trainee.html
- Earn between $270,000 and $317,000 with benefits in your first three years of employment when you upgrade in 18 months.
- $57,000 Signing Bonuses
- $35.53/hour first year First Officer pay
- 401(k) 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 benefits in the industry combined with only a 25% employee 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 annual longevity increases
- Transition of entire fleet to United Airlines to be complete in early 2018.
- 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 breaks between flights of 4.5 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 simulators
- Pilots paid monthly guarantee and receive benefits during CTP training
- ATC call sign: "Wisconsin"
- MKE domicile effective March 2018
- 9/20: Performance Aircraft, Lincoln, NE
- 9/20: Marywood University, Scranton, PA
- 9/20: FAPA-MOAA Career Fair, Washington DC
- 9/21: Liberty University Career Fair, Lynchburg, VA
- 9/21: Community College of Beaver County Career Fair, Butler, PA
- 9/21: High Flight Academy, Butler, PA; 9/22
- Whiteside Airport Aviation Career Day, Rock Falls, IL; 9/24
- US Sport Aircraft School Visit, Addison, TX
- 9/26: University Aviation Association, Dallas, TX
- 9/26: University of North Dakota Career Fair, Grand Forks ND
- Georgetown Municipal Airport Visit, Georgetown, TX
- This page last updated: September 18, 2018 (Quicktake)
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New hire pilots joining the Air Wisconsin team will be eligible for sign-on bonuses of $57,000
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.
Become an Airman Trainee! Learn more about Air Wisconsin while continuing to build hours toward your ATP minimums. www.airwis.com/airman_trainee.html
- 1,500 TT fixed wing (R-ATP 1000 TT or 1,250 TT)
- 25 ME
- 100 instrument
- 121 experience; turbine experience
Air Wisconsin interview gouge.
Check in at ticket counter. Unlimited jumpseats. CASS participant.
Air Wisconsin PAYSCALES
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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
$57,000 in sign-on bonus. Which is the highest in the industry. First installment of $5,000; paid on first paycheck. $26,000 to be paid upon completion of IOE, and $10,000 to be paid after first anniversary. $8,000 is to be paid out quarterly in year three if the pilot has not been upgraded to Captain. The remaining $8,000 is paid to pilots who join Air Wisconsin from a Part 91K, 121, or 135 carrier with an ATP and type rating in an aircraft greater than 12,500.
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)
3% Defined Contribution regardless of Employee Contribution
Additional Match up to 5%
401K Matching: Yes