Pilot in Command – King Air 350 – Advanced Air – Hawthorne, CA

at Advanced Air
Published 7th July 2023
Location Hawthorne, California
Category Pilot Jobs  
Job Type Captain Jobs  


  • General Information
    • Job Title: Pilot in Command - King Air 350
    • Location:
      • 12101 Crenshaw Boulevard
      • STE 100
      • Hawthorne, CA, 90250
      • United States
    • Base Pay: $100000.00 - $163546.00 / Year
    • Employee Type: Full Time
  • Description

    Who we are: 

    Advanced Air, LLC is an innovative, service-oriented aviation company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. We were founded in 2005 by our President, Levi Stockton, as an FAA approved, Part 135, On-Demand Air Carrier focused on superlative aircraft management and on demand charter. 

    Today Advanced Air, LLC, operates in both scheduled and on-demand service, and has a diversified portfolio of flying services in turboprop aircraft, business jets and regional passenger jets. Serving more than 12 communities in the southwestern United States, Advanced Air has a deep commitment to operational excellence and metered, sustainable growth. 

    Our successful growth is driven by our adherence to our core values of: safety, security, teamwork and reliability. We are in this business for the long run and take a disciplined, thoughtful approach to growth opportunities. 

    About the Role and about You: 

    The King Air 350 Pilot in Command (PIC) Pilot position is based out of Hawthorne, CA or Phoenix, AZ! This position requires a strong ability to multi-task, make high level complex decisions, all while completing a variety of aviation related tasks. The flying for this position will support the Advanced Air Essential Air Service communities and on-demand charter operations. The Pilot in Command (PIC) Pilot report to Advanced Air’s Chief Pilot and in his absence the Director of Operations. 

    You are excited about aviation, looking to grow, and have all of the required flight minimums and certifications and live within two hours of your base airport. You are also willing to make a one-year commitment to Advanced Air, LLC, with the option to upgrade into other aircrafts, as long as total flight time meets FAA requirements and a satisfactory evaluations from the Chief Pilot.

    What you will do: 

    • Retain the final authority for the safe operation of the aircraft (FAR 91.3) 
    • Maintain responsibility for the security of the aircraft during its operation 
    • Ensure that the assigned aircraft is airworthy by completing a preflight inspection per the AFM and verifying that all required documents are on board the aircraft 
    • Review all flight briefs regarding the purpose of the flight, weather, operating procedures, notes and any special instructions plans and flight assignments 
    • Comply with all Federal Aviation regulations, company operations manual, operations specifications, standard operating procedures, and company policies and procedures 
    • Update flight and duty records determine eligibility for the next flight assignment and ensure any aircraft maintenance discrepancies are reported and in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures 
    • Participate proactively in safety and quality systems by identifying, reporting and mitigating hazards and quality issues; providing timely input to management and applying systems processes to address quality and safety issues 

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • Requirements

    What we are looking for: 

    • High school diploma or GED. 
    • CFI, CFII, MEI Certificates, Preferred but not required 
    • Digital dexterity for aircraft preflight and post flight 
    • 1500 hours total time, 500 PIC, 100 hours multi-engine fixed wing or 200 Turbine PIC time, Airline Transport Pilot (ATP Minimums); 500 hours cross-country flight time; 100 hours night time, 75 hours instrumental flight time of which 50 were in actual flight 
    • High-level working knowledge of FAR Part 91, 61 and AIM Part Section 4 and 5. 
    • Ability to work in confined spaces and to manipulate, push, pull, and lift heavy objects in excess of 150 lbs 
    • Ability to climb onto and off of an airplane wing as part of the preflight, post flight, or during an over wing emergency exit 
    • Ability to execute flights of up to 4.5 hours up to a total flight time of 10 hours per day during a 14 hour duty period 

    What you can expect: 

    PIC Base Pay $100,000 to $163,546

    Pilot Year 1 Average Gross Compensation $117,500.00 

    Pilot Year 2 Average Gross Compensation $136,000.00 

    Pilot Year 3 Average Gross Compensation $150,000.00 

    Pilot Year 4 Average Gross Compensation $172,000.00 

    Flight crews can expect to average 65 flight hours a month. 

    Flight Crews average 15 flying days a month and 8 to 12 nights away from base as the schedule allows. Pilots bid days off based on seniority 14 days in advance, which will generate a schedule of 10 meaningful hard days off a month. There are 13 schedule periods in a calendar year. Days that are listed as “On” flight crews will be available to work for Advanced Air. Days that do not have assigned flying will have a set On Call period to them. On Call periods will require flight crew to be within approximate two hours of the airport and in a fit to fly state. Days Off, the pilot will not be expected to be available for Advanced Air. 

  • Summary

    Why you should work with us:

    We can tell you all about how great we are, but you probably want to know what is in it for you, so we have compiled a list of our standout benefits:

    • 401k plan with dollar for dollar employer match up to 4%
    • 100% Company Paid Health Insurance including Medical, Dental, Vision and $15,000 in life insurance for yourself
    • KCM for your personal travel
    • Day Off Pay at 200% ($400 per HDO flown)
    • Hourly Bonus for Flight hours over 65 in a month ($50 p/h 65+)
    • $2.45 Per Diem pay for all hours associated with Flight Duty
    • Easy to use Flight/Travel Benefits; current contracts include Delta, Alaska, and Southwest


    We believe a diversity of perspectives and experiences is what makes a strong team. The stronger our team, the closer we are to our mission. So come join us! We are looking for people of all genders, races, ethnicities, orientations, abilities and disabilities to come sit at our tables and fly our planes.

    Work Environment and Physical Demands:

    You may incur exposure to constant or intermittent sounds of a pitch or level significant enough to cause marked distraction or possible hearing loss while performing operations on the airfield ramp. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Environment fluctuates between work in extreme temperatures, including cold and heat. Environment is also exposed to work in altitudes higher than sea level. All pilots will train in a crew environment emphasizing checklist usage and crew standardization for normal, abnormal and emergency procedures.

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