15 November 2023

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters | Pilot

Kilauea, HI, United States

Pilot - Princeville

Job Category : Aviation

Requisition Number : PILOT019422

  • Posted: October 3, 2023
  • Full-Time
  • Location: HI Princeville B007 | Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
  • Kilauea, HI 96754, USA


Job Summary

The Pilot reports directly to the Pilot Supervisor and Chief Pilot. The Pilot assigned to any flight is charged with the responsibility to operate the aircraft in accordance with applicable FARs, company operating procedures, operations specifications, and the operating limitations of that aircraft as provided in the approved AFM.

The classification of this position is broad and assigned specific functional duties; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:

% of Time

  • Ensure that the following items and equipment are on board the aircraft as required:
    • Aircraft Registration.
    • Airworthiness Certificate.
    • AFM, Daily Logbook and the Company GOM.
    • Current Hawaiian Island Sectional Aeronautical Chart, current Pacific Chart Supplement.
    • Passenger briefing cards, number & type applicable to aircraft.
    • First aid kit, fire extinguisher(s) and air sickness bags.
    • For all flights, one Life Jacket for each occupant.
    • For night flights, those items of equipment required in FAR 135.159 and 135.161.


  • Check the aircraft maintenance record log to determine that the scheduled maintenance or other required inspections are current for the aircraft. Check the aircraft daily log sheet to determine that mechanical irregularities or defects reported from previous flights have been corrected and review the previous five (5) daily log sheets for maintenance performed.


  • Determine that the aircraft is airworthy and that a proper preflight, in accordance with the AFM and company policy, has been performed.


  • Determine that the aircraft is loaded within center of gravity limitations, does not exceed maximum gross weight, & prepare a performance plan.


  • Check current weather, NOTAMS, PIREPS, and all other available information concerning the flight.


  • Ensure that the passengers are briefed on boarding, flight, deplaning, and emergency procedures.


  • File a Company or FAA flight plan for all flights. This includes test flights, ferry flights and training flights.


  • Ensure that the following items are in his personal possession at all times on all flights: a) Valid FAA Airline Transport Rating and/or Commercial Pilot Certificate with appropriate ratings.

o Valid FAA Class I or Class II Medical Certificate, issued to the holder.

o Valid Government ID or Driver’s license.


  • Have passed a flight check given by the Administrator or an approved check pilot in the type of aircraft to be used for the flight since the beginning of the 12th calendar month before the flight.


  • Other duties as assigned


Additional Job Requirements

  • Regular scheduled attendance


  • Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling


Subject to applicable laws and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Blue Hawaiian Helicopters employment practices and policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • 2,500 hours Pilot-in-Command documented and verifiable. Exceptions considered based on related experience to Blue Hawaiian operations.
  • 500 turbine hours
  • Commercial-Instrument Helicopter Rating.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and easily with outstanding customer service.


  • Excellent communication skills; ability to clearly and concisely articulate conclusions to senior management and teams.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple, cross-functional duties simultaneously.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with team members and general public.

Computer Skills

  • Intermediate with Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid FAA Commercial pilot license, Rotorcraft Helicopter/Instrument Helicopter
  • Current Class II FAA Medical Certificate

Physical Demands Analysis Tool – Please complete below

  • Clearance on TSA/FBI background check.
  • Position participates in FAA Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.
  • Must be able to work effectively in extreme heat and cold safely.
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds regularly.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, climb, and reach over shoulders.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

Employee Acknowledgement:

  • I acknowledge that I have received a copy of this job description and that it is my responsibility to read and understand it. I certify that this current job description accurately describes the primary functions of my job as I am to perform it. If I have any questions about this job description or my job functions at any time during my employment, I understand that I should ask my Manager.




High School or better.



Commercial-Instrument Helicopter Rating.

500 turbine hours

2,500 hours Pilot-in-Command documented and verifiable.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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