08 July 2022

Breeze Airways | BD-500 Pilot

United States

Working at Breeze Airways is an exciting endeavor and a serious commitment to bring “The World’s Nicest Airline” to life. We work cross-functionally with truly awesome Team Members to deliver on our mission: “To make the world of travel simple, affordable, and convenient. Improving our guests travel experience using technology, ingenuity and kindness.”

This pilot job posting is specific to Australian Nationals that are eligible for the E-3 visa program. If you do not require or meet the E-3 visa criteria, please apply directly to our E190/195 and/or A220 pilot (no visa required) job postings on our jobs.flybreeze.com career page.

Breeze is hiring Pilots - Join Us!

Breeze is looking for “Seriously Nice” Australian Pilots to work at the newest and nicest US airline, Breeze Airways! We are now welcoming Australian Pilots that are eligible for the E-3 visa program to apply.

Breeze Airways Pilots are responsible for ensuring safe and timely flight operations in accordance with all Company policies and Federal Aviation Regulations. Our Pilots are overall Leaders who safely take care of our Team Members and Guests. They understand that our pursuit of Excellence is not a destination, but rather, a journey.

E190/195 Pay Rates
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Captain $142 $149 $155 $159 $164 $170 $174
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
First Officer $75 $92 $96 $101 $107 $110 $116
A220 Pilot Pay Rates
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Captain $160 $167 $174 $179 $184 $191 $196
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
First Officer $75 $102 $107 $113 $120 $124 $130
Breeze Airways Commuting Fund

Breeze now allots a $2,000 fund to all pilots to be used for costs associated with commuting, lodging, and other business expenses. Upon completion of IOE, funds are added to a pilot’s personal Divvy credit card on the 15th of every month. Funds can be used towards non-work-related expenses as well, but they will be subject to income and payroll tax. This commuting fund program will run through March of 2023.

Do you need ATP CTP?

Breeze will cover the costs of the ATP Certification Training Program, including the cost of the course, flights, and lodging.

Here’s what you’ll do

  • Responsible for having a thorough working knowledge of the equipment operated, Federal Aviation Regulations governing the operation of this equipment as well as Company manuals, Operations Specifications, policies, and other instructions
  • Responsible to the Captain for the proper planning of the flight in accordance with all applicable weather information and reports, applicable Company policies and FARs
  • Responsible and qualified for the assigned flight. This includes flight and duty time limitations, training, proficiency checks, medical certificate, etc.
  • Perform all duties the Captain may assign in flight
  • The knowledge and ability to assess risk and use the proper resources to keep risk to an acceptable level during all phases of ground and flight operations
  • Employs the CRM concept of “Assertiveness with Respect”
  • Maintains a high degree of proficiency and a thorough knowledge of flight operations, procedures, and systems applicable to the aircraft flown
  • Develops technically and professionally in preparation for transition to PIC
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Company
  • Through completion of appropriate pre- and post-flight inspection, ensures the airworthy condition of assigned aircraft in accordance with Company policy and FARs
  • Becomes familiar with existing and forecasted departure, arrival, and if applicable, alternate station weather prior to each flight
  • Assists with and ensures proper handling of aircraft, passengers, baggage, and cargo at terminal points where other company personnel are not available
  • Observe the Rules of Conduct for all team members as outlined in the Company Team Member Playbook and Pilot Playbook

Here’s what you need to be successful

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be an Australian National
  • Must possess the necessary academic and/or additional qualifying requirements to obtain an E3 Visa
  • Must be able to obtain an E3 Visa to work in the United States
  • Must be at least 23 years old at the time of hire
  • High school diploma or equivalent educational achievement
  • Must have 1,500+ hours total time (not including simulator and/or Flight Engineer time)
  • Must have at least 750 hours in fixed-wing turbine aircraft
  • Must have the knowledge, skills, and ability to upgrade to captain in a very short period of time
  • Must have or be able to obtain a First-Class FAA Medical Certificate
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid FCC Radiotelephone Operator’s Permit
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid passport
  • Must be able to travel unrestricted to and from the United States
  • Must maintain Pilot training history in accordance with the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA)
  • Must pass a DOT pre-employment drug test
  • Must pass a TSA required fingerprint-based criminal history records check and a Breeze background check

Captain Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of 3,000 hours total time
  • Must have 2,000 hours total time in large, Group II transport category, fixed-wing aircraft (turbojet aircraft of more than 41,000 lbs. maximum takeoff weight),
  • Must have 1,000 hours of PIC in large, Group II transport category aircraft (turbojet aircraft of more than 41,000 lbs. maximum takeoff weight)
    • Note: PIC is defined as Captain or Aircraft Commander of record, not simply the sole manipulator of the controls
  • CFR 121.436 - Must have a total of 1,000+ hours through a combination of the following:
    • US Part 121 SIC or PIC
    • US Part 135 PIC
    • US Part 91K PIC

Preferred Qualifications

  • FAA Unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with airplane multi-engine class rating
  • E170/190 or A220 Type Rating
  • US Part 121, 135, or 91K Experience
  • Actively flying two of the past five years


  • The ability to read, write, and speak the English language fluently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe products
  • Ability to facilitate cooperative relationships between/among people and departments
  • Ability to work with individuals and teams at all levels in the organization

Ejet Bases: CHS, MSY, ORF, PVU

A220 Bases: CHS, TPA, BDL, PVU

Perks of the Job

  • Health, Vision and Dental
  • Health Savings Account with Breeze Employee Match
  • 401K with Breeze Employee Match
  • PTO
  • Travel on Breeze and other Airlines too!


Breeze Airways provides equal employment opportunities to all Team Members and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Breeze Airways will never request your Social Security Number, Driver’s License or Date of Birth on our job postings. Job Postings requesting any or all of this information should be regarded as a scam. To ensure you are applying to an actual Breeze Airways posting, please apply online at www.flybreeze.com then click “Careers” at the bottom of the page.