22 July 2022

Advanced Air, LLC | Pilatus PC12 SET First Officer

Hawthorne, CA, United States
  • General Information
    • Job Title:Second In Command, PC-12
    • Location:
      • 12101 Crenshaw Boulevard
      • STE 100
      • Hawthorne, CA, 90250
      • United States
    • Employee Type:Full Time
    • Required Degree:High school
    • Manage Others:No
  • 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 has 22 aircrafts, operated in both scheduled and on-demand service, and 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 Second in Command (SIC) Pilot position is based out of Hawthorne, CA. 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 Second in Command (SIC) Pilot reports 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 least a one-year commitment to Advanced Air, LLC, with the option to upgrade to Pilot in Command, as long as total flight time meets FAA requirements along with satisfactory evaluations from PIC’s.

    What we are looking for:

    • High school diploma or GED
    • CFI, CFII, MEI Certificates, strongly preferred but not required
    • 1000 hours total time, 500 PIC, 100 hours multi-engine fixed wing, Commercial Airplane Multi Engine Land 500 hours cross-country flight time; 50 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
    • 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

    The physical demands 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:

    SIC Base Pay $40,000 to $45,000.00

    SIC Average Gross Compensation $55,000.00

    Pilot Year 1 Average Gross Compensation $73,000.00

    Pilot Year 2 Average Gross Compensation $87,500.00

    Pilot Year 3 Average Gross Compensation $106,000.00

    Pilot Year 4 Average Gross Compensation $120,000.00

    Pilot Year 5 Average Gross Compensation $142,000.00

    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 6 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:

    • Paid training
    • Paid time off
    • Day Off Pay at 200%. $200.00 to $800.00 per day off depending on Airframe qualification.
    • Hourly Bonus for Flight hours over 65 in a month
    • $2.45 Per Diem pay for all hours associated with Flight Duty
    • Current pilot schedule is built off a Priority Bid System allowing for maximum meaningful days off
    • Easy to use Flight/Travel Benefits; current contracts include Delta, Alaska, and Southwest
    • KCM for your personal domestic travel
    • Retention of all hotel points and airline miles while on business travel
    • 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

    What you will do:

    • Perform a visual Pre and Post Flight (walk-around) inspection prior and after each flight
    • Assist the Pilot-in-Command during all phases of flight in accordance with operating P&P
    • 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
    • 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
    • Have primary operational responsibility for successfully completing the customer service portions of each leg as outlined in the P&P manual
    • 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 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
    • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned by the pilot-in-command


    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.

    Lastly, in this role you may be exposed to fumes, dust, loud noises, outdoor weather conditions and extreme temperatures, and Altitudes higher than sea level. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.