First Officer Hiring Requirements
FAA commercial pilot's license with instrument and multi-engine ratings
ATP or R-ATP eligible
Minimum 25 hours multi-engine
A current first class FAA medical certificate
A current ATP written (company covers cost of ATP-CTP for successful candidates)
Current valid passport
FCC Radio Operator's Permit
Legal right to work in, and travel freely in and out of, the United States
Current and qualified 121 pilots are not required to interview and will be offered an immediate class date, pending application approval. To qualify, pilots must have completed training and be online at a 121 airline.
Reserve Your Seniority Program
Our seniority reservation program allows new hire pilots to come to training for two days, and then leave for up to 90 days to complete other commitments. When pilots return to training, they already have up to 90 days of seniority.
Seniority determines everything for pilots, including schedule, base assignment, and upgrade time. Pilots are more likely to get their preferred base assignment right out of training with three months of seniority backing their bid.
Trans States offers one of the most competitive compensation packages in the regional airline industry. In fact, first year, First Officers can expect to earn up to $75,000 in total compensation during their first year with the company.
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Captain Qualified First Officers
$50.82/flight hour when flying as a First Officer and $64.74/flight hour when flying as a Captain
75 hour minimum monthly guarantee
100% cancellation and deadhead pay
150-200% premium pay
Per diem at $1.90/hour
Leg-by-leg pay protection
Paid airport parking
Hotel allowance for pilots living outside their domicile
ATP-CTP course at no cost
Opportunity to earn referral and mentor bonuses
Seniority by Base
Includes pilots who have finished training, are not awaiting domicile assignments and are on the bid list.
Initial flight crew training is conducted at the Trans States Airlines Training Center in St.
Louis, MO. Single occupancy hotel accommodations and transportation to and from our training center are provided for the duration of training.
Wondering what to expect during training?
Click here for tips from Trans States Airlines Flight Instruction Manager Paul Epperson.
In this blog article, Paul shares his advice for succeeding at 121 ground school, including how to prepare before you arrive, and what you can expect to cover in class.
Choosing the Right Regional Airline
It can be hard to tell the difference between all of the regional airlines out there. When every airline is offering pretty much the same thing, how are you supposed to know which airline is right for you?
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