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Latest Low Hour Pilot Jobs

  • Airplane Pilot/ Helicopter Pilot - Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command (Pico Rivera)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    Pico Rivera, CA 90660
  • Reconnaissance Pilot - Hampton
    RGS Associates
    Hampton, VA 23666
  • (ZAB) Part time Remote Pilot Operator (RPO)
    SAIC
    Albuquerque, NM 87101
  • Airline Pilot- Captain - St. Louis, MO Toggle navigation (Inkster)
    Air Choice One
    Inkster, MI 48141
  • XOJET Pilots - XOJET (Sacramento)
    Xojet
    Sacramento, CA 94203
  • First Officer
    CareerBliss
    Tucson, AZ 85718
  • Airplane Pilot/ Helicopter Pilot - Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command (Simi Valley)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    Simi Valley, CA 93062
  • 777 First Officer
    CareerBliss
    Las Vegas, NV 89105
  • Pilot - Hawker PIC (Mounds)
    Flightworks
    Mounds, OK 74047
  • Airplane/Helicopter Pilot (Glendale)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    Glendale, CA 91201
  • XOJET Pilots - XOJET (Whittier)
    Xojet
    Whittier, CA 90605
  • Airplane Pilot/ Helicopter Pilot - Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command (Fullerton)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    Fullerton, CA 92833
  • Director of Flight Operations Regulatory Compliance and Safety Systems
    Alaska Air Group
    Seattle, WA 98127
  • Pilot - Corporate Aviation
    First Data
    Morristown, NJ 7960
  • BE350 Pilot In Command
    CareerBliss
    Manassas, VA 20110
  • Unmanned Aerial System/Remote Piloted Vehicle Pilot/Analyst
    CACI International Inc
    Parkville, MD 21234
  • Captain B1900 Cargo Pilot
    Ameriflight
    Spokane, WA 99208
  • Line Pilot
    Air Medical Group Holdings
    West Liberty, KY 41472
  • Airplane/Helicopter Pilot (San Francisco)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    San Francisco, CA 94112
  • Pilot Rotor Wing
    Air Methods
    Imperial, CA 92251
  • FLIGHT TEST PILOT (Clinton)
    U.S. Dept of Defense
    Clinton, MD 20735
  • Pilot - State of North Carolina (Goldsboro)
    State of North Carolina
    Goldsboro, NC 27530
  • Remote Pilot (Drones)
    Experis
    Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Los Angeles Area Charter Pilot - Citation Sovereign SIC
    Latitude 33 Aviation
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • XOJET Pilots - XOJET (Lakewood)
    Xojet
    Lakewood, CA 90712
  • Aircrew Survival Flight Equipment Tech I - Kay & Associates (Salinas)
    Kay & Associates
    Salinas, CA 93905
  • Commercial Airline Pilot - First Officer - Miami
    Republic Airways Holdings
    Miami, FL 33101
  • XOJET Pilots - XOJET (Upland)
    Xojet
    Upland, CA 91786
  • Pilot - State of North Carolina (North Wilkesboro)
    State of North Carolina
    North Wilkesboro, NC 28656
  • Pilot 4ISR Programs
    Harris Corporation
    Rockwall, TX 75032
  • Pilot - State of North Carolina (New Bern)
    State of North Carolina
    New Bern, NC 28560
  • XOJET Pilots - XOJET (Santa Clara)
    Xojet
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Airplane/Helicopter Pilot (Visalia)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    Visalia, CA 93277
  • Airplane Pilot/ Helicopter Pilot - Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command (Garden Grove)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • First Officer
    CareerBliss
    Stockton, CA 95202
  • (ZAN) Remote Pilot Operator (RPO) Supervisor
    SAIC
    Anchorage, AK 99501
  • First Officer
    CareerBliss
    Newark, NJ 7175
  • Airplane/Helicopter Pilot (Santa Cruz)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Airline Pilot- Captain - St. Louis, MO Toggle navigation (Madison Heights)
    Air Choice One
    Madison Heights, MI 48071
  • Citation 560 Encore/V/Ultra PIC - (Denver , CO.) - Mountain Aviation, Inc. (Estes Park)
    Mountain Aviation
    Estes Park, CO 80511
  • 777 First Officer
    CareerBliss
    Jersey City, NJ 7305
  • 737 First Officer
    CareerBliss
    Lexington, KY 40598
  • Aviation Safety Inspector, Assistant Aircrew Program Manager, AC Operations, ENV CMO
    US Department of Transportation
    Irving, TX 75061
  • XOJET Pilots - XOJET (Stockton)
    Xojet
    Stockton, CA 95206
  • Airplane/Helicopter Pilot (Santa Clara)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Aircrew Survival Flight Equipment Tech I - Kay & Associates (La Habra)
    Kay & Associates
    La Habra, CA 90631
  • Airplane/Helicopter Pilot (Pleasanton)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    Pleasanton, CA 94566
  • 777 First Officer
    CareerBliss
    Philadelphia, PA 19120
  • First Officer Pilot
    Skywest Airlines
    Phoenix, AZ 85067
  • Airplane/Helicopter Pilot (Redding)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    Redding, CA 96001
  • First Officer
    CareerBliss
    Fremont, CA 94537
  • IFR Pilot - Leesburg, VA - PHI AIR MEDICAL
    PHI AIR MEDICAL
    Leesburg, VA 20176
  • Citation 560 Encore/V/Ultra PIC - (Denver , CO.) - Mountain Aviation, Inc. (Fountain)
    Mountain Aviation
    Fountain, CO 80817
  • 737 First Officer
    CareerBliss
    Fresno, CA 93650
  • 777 First Officer
    CareerBliss
    Detroit, MI 48228
  • Pilot - Hawker PIC (Tahlequah)
    Flightworks
    Tahlequah, OK 74464
  • Citation 560 Encore/V/Ultra PIC - (Denver , CO.) - Mountain Aviation, Inc. (Olathe)
    Mountain Aviation
    Olathe, CO 81425
  • Airplane/Helicopter Pilot (Vista)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    Vista, CA 92081
  • Airplane Pilot/ Helicopter Pilot - Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command (Riverside)
    Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
    Riverside, CA 92501
  • XOJET Pilots - XOJET (Redding)
    Xojet
    Redding, CA 96003
low hour pilot jobs

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A brand new low hour pilot that has just finished getting their license faces a daunting task; getting that first low hour pilot job. Getting your first flying job as an inexperienced, 250 hour pilot is difficult, especially when many pilot jobs now require upwards of 1000 flight hours in order to even be considered. Not too many places are looking for such low flight time pilots, especially since the FAA has increased the number of minimum flight hours that regional airline pilots need to obtain a first officer position. However, not all is lost; the following are some low hour pilot jobs that any new and aspiring pilot can do to boost their hours, and have a better chance at getting that first big gig. 

Banner Towing Pilot for Low Time Pilots

Banner towing is the practice of flying over a stadium or event with a large banner trailing behind you. These banners are usually advertisements, but can be anything from team names to even marriage proposals. Banner tower pilots can easily rack up hours over the summer months, especially with football, baseball, and soccer in full swing. Of course, that isn’t to say it’s an easy job: banners are unwieldy, and any strong gust of wind is bound to throw a new pilot off track the first couple of times. Banner towing usually pays fairly well, especially for a 250 hour pilot, but the experience it gives is even more valuable. Additionally, this is the ideal job if you want to boost your hours, as you will spend most of the day in a plane flying around a stadium, especially if there is any sort of highly publicized event (such as sports or concerts).

Flight Instruction Is a Great Job For Pilots With Low Time

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Flight Instructor Job

This is one of the less difficult jobs to get into, but is one of the more difficult types of flying jobs. Once you get your commercial pilots license along with 250 hours, flight instructing is a great way to build flight experience.The first step is getting a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, which will allow you to teach other new or aspiring pilots. Flight instruction require that you have a great deal of familiarity with aviation, as well as knowing many of the finer points of your chosen career. Some of the areas you will need to be knowledgeable in include regulations and laws concerning flight and airspace, aerodynamics, weather and weather patterns, a familiarity with the vehicle, as well as the ability to teach and answer questions. As an instructor, you may also be responsible for hands-on learning; that is, getting into a plane with a student, similar to learning how to drive a car.

This flying job isn’t for everyone, as teaching numerous student pilots at once is incredibly stressful and in some cases exceptionally harrowing. However, if you are someone that likes to teach and loves flying, this is great pilot job for getting those flight hours up, as well as cementing the knowledge in your own mind as well. This is a great opportunity to build essential flying skills and knowledge to eventually land that higher paying commercial pilot job that requires at least 1500 hours.

Photo Flights

Aerial photography is another entry-level pilot’s position, and is possibly one of the least demanding of any low hour pilot’s jobs. Many different establishments may require aerial photography, such as universities, news stations, or even city council. These kinds of jobs require that you fly around a specified area while pictures are being taken from your elevated position. This allows customers to see an area from above, allowing for a greater view. Environmental researchers, for example, benefit greatly from these kinds of photos, as it gives them a better view of an area, allowing them to monitor the effects of certain influences (such as pollution). The tourist industry also benefits from these sorts of flights, as the pictures taken from such a high elevation look fantastic on postcards and souvenirs. Check with local flight schools and clubs, as they sometimes offer aerial photography.  

Traffic Watch Pilot

When you watch the news, and an aerial view of the streets is being shown on the screen, that is the work of a traffic watch pilot. Pilots will be up in the air, accompanied by news personnel, to report on the weather and traffic conditions over a local area. The purpose of this job is to help monitor traffic conditions in real time, allowing for more accurate news reporting. This job may require that the pilot fly in less than admirable conditions, and at all hours of the day. 

This is a great job for new, 250 hour pilots as it requires being up in the air for several hours at a time, then relocating to a new position. You would not have to worry about carrying cargo (with the exception of news crew), just flying from location to location. 

Aircraft Ferry Pilot Jobs for Low Hour Pilots

Just like the name implies, this low time pilot’s job requires that a pilot pick up and move aircraft from one location to another. The nature of the aircraft could vary, from picking up small personal planes to larger aircraft such as a commercial airplane. An aircraft ferry pilot would need to move aircraft for a number of reasons, including delivering a craft to a customer, moving from one hangar to another, or even just for maintenance. Another, more stressful application of this job may include evacuation of military equipment during a crisis. As a result of the many possible needs this pilot job may entail, it requires a lot of technical knowledge was well as spacial awareness to get it right. However, it’s a perfect job to help boost your hours and get your foot in the door for more demanding jobs later on down the road.  This is another great low hour pilot job opportunity.

Regional Airline Commercial Pilot Jobs

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Commercial Pilot Job

Regional airlines will hire a low-hour pilot into a flying position, though the pilot in question would still need to get their ATP certificate in order to be eligible. The downside is that it is highly unlikely to get into this sort of work right after getting your certificate; a pilot job at a regional airline may require as many as 1500 flight hours before a pilot would even be considered, and for good reason. Flying a commercial airline is nothing like flying a small plane for a news crew, or flying a banner over a stadium. These aircraft are big, and carrying anything from consumer shipments to passengers. However, once you have the hours under your belt, this is a great commercial pilot job to kickstart your  pilot career.

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