02 June 2023

AXIS GeoAviation LLC (AGA) | Pilot

Easton, MD, United States


Aviation * Easton, Maryland

Full-Time Aerial Mapping Pilots Wanted!

AXIS GeoAviation LLC (AGA) is rapidly expanding its operations and currently seeking full-time pilots to conduct aerial data acquisition of both high-resolution imagery and LiDAR. AGA is looking for an individual with the ability to be successful working independently, as well as in a team setting. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with excellent decision-making and problem-solving abilities, and the ability to communicate well and speak fluent English. AGA’s base of operations is KESN in Easton MD. Mapping experience is not required however first consideration will be given to pilots with aerial mapping experience. Pilots can expect approximately 250-450 hours annually with the majority flown between October through June (leaf-off season).

Aerial missions require VFR conditions and most transits to/from missions are VFR also. Weekend and holiday work schedules are probable. High volume of missions are in the Mid-Atlantic region however some extended travel (overnights) may be required for larger missions beyond 300nm from KESN. Although not typical, extended travel could be for periods of up to 30 days.

Full-time salary commensurate with experience. The expected salary range for AGA full-time pilot is $45,000 – $60,000+ annually, plus a full benefits package and performance bonuses.

Pilot Duties and Responsibilities

  • Pilot in command responsible for the safe operation of AGA aircraft and sensors
  • Conduct flights in compliance with FAA CFR 14 Part 91 regulations, aircraft limitations, and company operating procedures
  • Function as PIC proficiently flying aerial mapping missions within project specifications, tolerances, and AGA standards
  • Fly the required mapping missions when weather, ground conditions, and ATC (if applicable) permits
  • Mission planning including aircraft performance calculations, weather interpretation, ground support coordination, air traffic control coordination, and daily project management reports
  • Effectively work with the sensor operators to safely and efficiently complete each mission
  • Assist in the installation and removal of sensor equipment
  • Perform a preflight and a post-flight inspection of the aircraft which includes cleaning the inside and exterior of the aircraft after each flight
  • Understand and comply with ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements applicable to our business
  • Other relevant duties as assigned

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or the equivalent
  • Current Commercial SEL/MEL and Instrument Rating
  • 750 hours total time
  • 500 hours commercial
  • 250 hours multi-engine; for multi-engine pilot position
  • Current 2nd Class FAA Medical; with the ability to obtain a 1st Class
  • PIC experience flying VFR inside all major Classes of airspace
  • DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) awareness training certificate

Preferred Pilot Qualifications

  • 1000+ TT
  • PIC experience in flying aerial Imagery/LiDAR using GPS-enabled sensors
  • Cessna 206, Piper Navajo or Vulvanair P68C / Partenavia time a major plus
  • Experience with G1000 Cockpit
  • Experience with Foreflight Mobile
  • PIC experience inside restricted airspace

Physical Requirements

  • Fly mapping missions for approximately 3 continuous hours, twice daily with an hour rest between
  • Work during early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and possibly a holiday
  • Outside flight operations, exposure to the cold and heat, elements of the seasons
  • Able to climb a 6’ stepladder
  • Individually able to lift up to 75lbs

AXIS GeoAviation LLC is an equal opportunity employer. AGA does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.

All job offers and continued employment with AGA are contingent upon passing a background check and subject to random drug screening.

Location Easton, Maryland

Department Aviation

Employment Type Full-Time

Minimum Experience Experienced

Compensation $45,000 – $60,000+ annually


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