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Air Wisconsin

Appleton, WI

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QUICKTAKE
  • Actively Recruiting and Hiring Pilots effective immediately.
  • All New Hires are eligible for a direct flow to United Airlines as a First Officer through the Aviate program. No extra interview, application or assessments required with United.
  • Regional industry leader in First Officer starting hourly pay of $52.50.
  • Highest first year First Officer pay rates compared to the other United Express Carriers.
  • Up to $20,000 in pilot bonuses.
  • Longevity match with no cap for pilots with 121 experience.
  • Paid commuter hotel stays, up to six rooms per month.
  • 401(k) Company match up to 8% dependent on employee contribution regardless of years of service (including First Officers), which is the highest in the regional industry.
  • No training back-logs. Complete training in as little as 75 days.
  • Company-sponsored ATP/CTP course.
  • Opportunities to quickly upgrade to Captain.
  • For questions, please ask a recruiter by emailing: [email protected].
  • To Apply: Careers (airwis.com).
  • ATC call sign: "Wisconsin".
  • CRJ700 certification added in June of 2021.
  • CRJ200SF certification (Cargo) to be added in Q3 of 2022.
  • CRJ900 certification to be added in 2023.
  • No dual qualifications.
  • Most generous health insurance benefits in the airline industry combined with only a 25% employee premium share.
  • Commuter clause requires two options, both arriving 30 minutes prior to check-in time.
  • Commuter friendly domiciles in Chicago O’Hare, Washington Dulles, Milwaukee, and Dayton.
  • Additional flying paid at 150% or 200% hourly rate.
  • Junior man assigned flying paid at 200%.
  • Pay scales increase by 1.5% every year.
  • Minimum 12 days off per month.
  • Duty Rig: 2:1; Trip Rig: 4:1.
  • “Day room” hotels provided for airport sits longer than 4.5 hours.
  • This page was last updated: May 16, 2022.
PILOTS
Total: 545
Active: 545
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA
FLEET
CRJ200: 64
DOMICILES
IAD
DAY
ORD
MKE
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

New hire classes running twice a month, application window is and remains open 

Minimum 12 days off per month 

• New hire classes running twice a month, application window is and remains open 

• Minimum 12 days off per month 

Careers (airwis.com)

CAREER SERVICES

Modern training program, developed by Senior pilots, with fully electronic syllabus, available to new hires for reference and study on day one

Company paid single occupancy hotel rooms during training

Initial Indoctrination (2 weeks) and Systems courses (2 weeks) taught at Air Wisconsin Global Headquarters in Appleton, Wisconsin

Cockpit Procedures Training conducted in Graphical Flight-deck Simulator  (GFS) provides real-time interactive simulation prior to simulator training

Simulator training currently being provided by Air Wisconsin Captains at Flight Safety International in Atlanta, Georgia other locations as needed

JUMPSEATS

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

Air Wisconsin PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
CRJ200     
18 123     
17 120     
16 117     
15 115     
14 113     
13 110     
12 107     
11 105     
10 103     
9 101     
8 99     
7 96     
6 95     
5 93     
4 92     
3 89     
2 83     
1 80     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
CRJ200     
8 55     
7 53     
6 52     
5 52     
4 52     
3 52     
2 52     
1 52     

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PAY NOTES

Monthly guarantee: 75 hours

Reserve guarantee: 75 hours

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

100% cancellation pay

100% deadhead pay 

150% open time pay 

200% pay for flying determined to be critical to the operation

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

New Hire Pilots receive a starting bank of 10.5 hours of Sick Time on day 1 of employment 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) 

PER DIEM

$1.80/hr Domestic 

$1.90/hr Int'l 

RETIREMENT

401K:

3% Defined Contribution regardless of Employee Contribution

Additional Match up to 5%

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

none