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:
Pilot applicants must also meet one of the following minimums:
At least 23 years old500 hours of cross country100 hours of night75 hours of instrument25 hours of actual multi-engineATP written
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
Minnesota: Minneapolis/St. Paul
New York: LaGuardia
Texas: Houston, Dallas
Utah: Salt Lake City
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)