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
Reserve Your Seniority Program
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.
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.
Movement to the MajorsWe love seeing our pilots reach their career goals. In just 14 months, 80 of our pilots were hired by some of the top names in aviation. Here's a snapshot of where they went.
Graph represents pilot movement to major airlines from January 2015-February 2017
Now offering a $30,000 First Officer signing & retention bonus!
$30,000 Signing & Retention Bonus Payment Schedule
Payment 1: $10,000 after the completion of IOE
Payment 2: $12,000 after one year active employment
Payment 3: $8,000 after two years active employment
- Starting First Officer Pay: $36.35 per flight hour
- Starting Captain Pay: $62.84 per flight hour
Click here for additional information regarding pay and benefits
All of our pilots have a 75 hour minimum monthly guarantee. We also offer:
- 100% cancellation and deadhead pay
- 150-200% premium pay
- Per diem at $1.80/hour
- Leg-by-leg pay protection
- Paid airport parking
- Hotel allowance for pilots living outside their domicile
Pilots can earn a $1,500 bonus for each pilot candidate they recommend that is hired and completes training. That bonus increases to $5,000 for pilots who mentor a new hire they recommend through their two years with the company.
Seniority by Base
Most Junior Captains and First Officers by Date of Hire|
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.
The ATP-CTP course is provided for sucessful candidates.
Tuition Reimbursement & Paid Training
Tuition reimbursement is available for ATP Flight School Instructors Learn more
Earn recruiting bonuses and tuition reimbursement as an Aviators intern Learn more
Interview Your Way
know that finding the time to interview can be tough, especially if
you're flying for another airline. That's why we give our pilot candidates the option of interviewing in person or via Skype. Just let the recruiter know what your preference is.
Applying is easy. Just click on the link below to get started. Don't forget to include the addendum section at the end of the application.
To connect with a recruiter, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the below form to request that a recruiter contact you directly.