06 February 2024

Advanced Air, LLC | First Officer

Hawthorne, CA, United States

Second In Command Pilot - King Air 350

  • Location 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd Phoenix, AZ, 85034, United States
  • Base Pay $55000.00 / Year


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:

This position is for Second in Command (SIC) of a turbo-prop King Air 350 based out of Hawthorne, CA and requires a strong ability to multi-task, making high level complex decisions 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.

The main Objective is to provide Advanced Air travelers a world class experience in a fleet of King Air 350’s. While holding up to the standards of Advanced Air, LLC flight operations, interacting with all charter customers, aircraft owners, and airline passenger travelers.

What you will do:

  • Assist the pilot-in-command during all phases of flight in accordance with operating policies and procedures
  • Perform a visual pre-flight (walk-around) inspection prior to each flight
  • Perform a visual post-flight (walk-around) after each flight
  • Assume primary responsibility for the safety of the passengers, crewmembers, cargo, and the aircraft should the pilot-in-command become incapacitated or unable to perform his/her duties.
  • Have primary operational responsibility for successfully completing the customer service portions of each leg as outlined in the policies and procedures manual.
  • Review thoroughly and brief the pilot-in-command specifically on all customer service items including, but not limited to passenger pick up, passenger drop off, refueling, customs, private hangar pick up/drop off, private hangar communications requirements, and passenger catering.
  • Comply with all Federal Aviation Regulations, Company Operations Manual, Operations Specifications, Standard Operating Procedures, and Company Policies and Procedures
  • INITIAL NEW-HIRE Consists of all ground training curriculum segments in their entirety, with the aircraft ground being specific to the type(s) of aircraft in which the airman is to qualify. The flight training will cover all required events and maneuvers with none being waived by the qualified flight instructor.
  • Update flight and duty records, determine eligibility for the next flight assignment and ensure any aircraft maintenance discrepancies are reported to the Captain and reported in accordance with operating policy and procedure
  • Participate proactively in safety and quality systems by identifying, reporting and mitigating hazards and quality issues. Provide timely input to management and apply systems processes to address quality and safety issues. Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned by the pilot-in-command, the Chief Pilot or higher authority

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.


What we are looking for:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 1200 hours total time, 500 PIC, 50 hours multi-engine fixed wing, Commercial Airplane Multi Engine Land
  • 500 hours cross-country flight time; 100 hours night time, 75 hours instrumental flight time of which 50 were in actual flight
  • CFI, CFII, MEI Certificates, preferred but not required.
  • Successfully pass oral/written exam administered by FAA approved Advanced Air, LLC Check Airman, or a representative of the Administrator within the preceding 12 calendar months as required by FAR 135.293(a)
  • Successfully complete competency check administered in the type of airplane within the preceding 12 calendar months conducted by a FAA approved Advanced Air, LLC Check Airman or an FAA Inspector, as required by FAR 135.293(b)
  • Must have completed the 6-month IFR proficiency check given by an FAA inspector or a FAA approved Advanced Air, LLC Check Airman (FAR 135.297)
  • Demonstrated enroute, arrival and departure procedures by completing an enroute check (FAR 135.299) with an FAA inspector or a FAA approved Advanced Air, LLC Check Airmen
  • Must be Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations.
  • Must be Knowledge of aircraft maintenance procedures.
  • Must have Customer/Client Focus
  • Must be able to have ability to multi-task
  • Must be proficient in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to pass FAA drug/alcohol screening, background checks and submit to random drug test when required
  • Maintain a current medical certificate as required by the company
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability 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
  • Digital dexterity for aircraft preflight and post flight
  • 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
  • Current U.S. Passport with at least 6 months always remaining during employment period

The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What you can expect:

  • SICs will a compensated at a salary rate of $55,000.00.
  • Training contract will be required for 12 months from date of completion of initial training
  • Flight Crews will work a mixed schedule of Days ON and Days OFF that will generate 10 days off 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


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% ($200 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


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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