First Officer Pilot

Skywest Airlines Colorado Springs , CO 80928

Posted 3 days ago

Primary Job Duties

To be considered for a pilot position, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Hold a Commercial License

  • Possess a current first-class medical (verified at interview)

  • Be a U.S. citizen or able to show proof of right to work in the U.S.

  • Hold an FCC Radio License

  • English Proficiency Endorsement (EPE)

  • Have a current Passport

  • Hold an aviation degree from an accredited school (or equivalent experience)

  • Must be available to work on any day, seven days a week, including nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Based on pilot bidding seniority and other factors, must be available for a call-out with as little as a two hour notice. Must be available for this call out on any day, night, weekends and holidays

  • Be within three months of the minimum hour requirements detailed below

ATP Written Requirement:

  • SkyWest will provide the means to complete a SkyWest-approved CTP course for those who complete an application and successfully pass the pilot interview.

Pilot applicants must also meet one of the following minimums:

  • ATP Certificate Holder with at least 1,500 hours Click to show more details

At least 23 years old500 hours of cross country100 hours of night75 hours of instrument25 hours of actual multi-engineATP written


  • Restricted ATP Holder Click to show more details
    1,500 HoursAt least 21 years old200 hours of cross country100 hours of night75 hours of instrument25 hours of actual multi-engineATP written1,250 HoursAt least 21 years old30 semester credit hours of aviation-related coursework and transcripts

Associate degree from an approved Institution and proof of completion200 hours of cross country100 hours of night75 hours of instrument25 hours of actual multi-engineATP written

Instrument and Commercial Rating earned under Part 141 at an approved institution 1,000 HoursAt least 21 years old60 semester credit hours of aviation-related coursework and transcripts

Bachelor's degree from an approved institution and proof of completion200 hours of cross country100 hours of night75 hours of instrument25 hours of actual multi-engineATP written

Instrument and Commercial Rating earned under Part 141 at an approved institution750 HoursMilitary pilotDD-214 Honorable Discharge or record of current serviceATP written

SkyWest Minimum Requirements When Counting Helicopter or Glider TimeSkyWest Airlines recognizes the skills common to helicopter and glider flying. SkyWest will accept helo/glider time as part of an applicant's total time as long as they have a minimum of 250 PIC hours of fixed wing.

Criminal Offense and Canadian Clearance

No pilot who has been convicted of any criminal offense that will prohibit him/her of gaining Canadian clearance will be hired for a flight job. Five years after the conviction or completing the applicable sentence, the pilot has to apply for Canadian Rehabilitation from Canada and receive a wavier indicating that they are eligible to enter into the country. Any conviction that a pilot receives while employed at SkyWest Airlines would require them to complete the same process.

Reserve for Flight Jobs

Initially, most pilot new hires can expect to be placed on reserve, depending on the needs of individual domiciles. In some cases, time spent on reserve can be substantial for flight jobs. Ready reserves are also used and most likely utilized at domiciles or hubs. Regular reserve policy requires a two-hour call out. Pilots on reserve status must be available for this call out on any day, night, weekends and holidays.


Arizona: Phoenix, Tucson

California: Fresno, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco

Colorado: Colorado Springs, Denver

Georgia: Atlanta

Idaho: Boise

Illinois: Chicago

Minnesota: Minneapolis/St. Paul

Michigan: Detroit

New York: LaGuardia

Oregon: Portland

Texas: Houston

Utah: Salt Lake City

Washington: Seattle

Minimum Requirements

  • Assist the Pilot- in- Command (PIC) in conducting the flight safely and efficiently

  • Assist the PIC and/or passenger service personnel as needed to ensure a prompt departure

  • Assist or relieve the PIC in manipulation of the flight controls of an aircraft while underway, including taxiing, takeoff and landing of such aircraft

Physical and Other Requirements

  • Must have a First Class Medical

  • Must be willing to fly assigned schedule based on pilot bidding seniority; including days, nights, weekends, and holidays

  • To apply, please complete the on-line application (qualified applicants will be contacted)

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First Officer Pilot

Skywest Airlines