Helicopter Pilot

Position Summary

Responsible to ensure aircraft and weather conditions are airworthy to transport medical crew and patients to receiving hospital within an assigned operational area. Responsible for compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations as applied to aviation. (CFR) Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM), and thorough knowledge of Life Link III policies and procedures.



  • Commercial pilot certificate & Instrument Rating for category and class of aircraft. (ATP in category meets this requirement.)
  • First or Second-Class FAA Medical Certificate
  • 2000 hours total flight time
  • 1500 hours flight hours in category
  • 1000 hours PIC in category
  • 500 hours of rotorcraft turbine time
  • 200 hours of cross
  • 100 hours of unaided night.
  • 50 hours of unaided night can be accepted with a minimum of 100 hours of aided night.50 hours of hood or actual time instrument time in flight in category. (Simulator time does not count.)
  • A pilot that is dual qualified in fixed wing with 100 hours of actual instrument time can reduce this requirement to 25 requirement to 25 hours.
  • Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external entities to maximize performance, creativity, problem-solving, and results.


Preferred Qualifications

  • 2500 hours total time
  • 2000 hours in category
  • Experience in HAA operations
  • ATP Certificate
  • Search and Rescue Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree


Typical Duties

  • Final authority for the safety of passengers, cargo, and medical personnel, and has second tier operational control for all flights which they initiate/accept. · Accomplishes preflight inspections.
  • Conducts all flight operations in compliance with the CFR’s, the Aircraft Flight Manual, the General Operations Manual, Operations Specifications, and Life Link III’s policies/procedures.
  • Ensures full and proper completion of all flight documentation.
  • Maintains a positive attitude with fellow employees and customers.
  • Able to conduct detailed flight planning and weather checks with little notice.
  • Responsible for pertinent information regarding all flights, including, NOTAMs, TFRs, and weather information.
  • Responsible for maintaining qualifications as required in CFR’s.
  • Supervises loading of passengers, baggage, and fuel and determines that weight and balance remains within the limitations contained in the aircraft flight manual for all flight operations (Part 91 and 135).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • 7 days on, 7 days off, rotating schedule
  • 12-hour shifts
  • Pilot accommodations at each base during the shift
  • Wednesday/Thursday shift change
  • On-going training
  • Professional development funds
  • Opportunity to grow
  • Competitive health plan
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