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Ravn Alaska - Pilots - Career Opportunities

Enjoy the View

Ravn Alaska pilots will fly to a variety of beautiful destinations in which they frequently get an up close and personal view of the gorgeous scenery Alaska has to offer. Our highly skilled pilots experience a variety of challenging conditions unique to our primary destinations. Many of our scheduled routes are airports requiring specialized approach and landing procedures customized to accommodate our De Havilland Dash-8 fleet. We also have regular charters to many remote locations around the State.

Ravn Alaska Pilots receive a variety of benefits in addition to medical/dental/vision insurance and a 401(k) with company match. Pilots also enjoy:

First Officer
  • $70 per hour Starting Pay
  • Option of a Standard Schedule with a 70-hour monthly guarantee or Commutable Schedule (15 days on/15 days off, following successful completion of training) with a 60-hour monthly guarantee
  • Company Paid ATP-CTP for eligible candidates (promissory note required)
  • Annual pay increases on date of hire
  • Day trips only, allowing you to be at your domicile base every night
  • Supportive Upgrade Process
  • Preferential Bidding System (PBS) allowing you to bid your days off
  • Known Crewmember (KCM) and jump seat (CASS) Privileges
  • Reimbursement for Medical renewals while employed with the organization
Direct Entry Captain
  • $120 per hour starting pay and $125 per hour after successful IOE
  • $120,000 New Hire Bonus for Direct Entry Captains only
  • $30,000 Instructor Bonus for Direct Entry Captains only
  • Option of a Standard Schedule with a 70-hour monthly guarantee or Commutable Schedule (15 days on/15 days off, following successful completion of training) with a 60-hour monthly guarantee
  • Accommodations provided (restrictions apply, please speak with a recruiter for more information)
  • $4,000 Relocation Reimbursement based on receipts
  • Day trips only, allowing you to be at your domicile base every night
  • Preferential Bidding System (PBS) allowing you to bid your days off
  • Known Crewmember (KCM) and jump seat (CASS) Privileges
  • Reimbursement for Medical renewals while employed with the organization

Ravn Alaska Pilots must meet the minimum qualifications outlined on the job posting some of which include the following:

First Officer
  • Must meet the applicable Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) minimums as specified in 14 CFR Part 61 for either an ATP or Restricted ATP (R-ATP)
  • Must have a valid First-Class Medical
  • Must not have a record of any FAA Certificate Action or Administrative Action within the prior 24 months
  • Must have a valid US Passport and the ability to travel in and out of the US, including to Canada
  • Must possess all current ratings to operate commercial aircraft for a Part 121 operation, including an Airline Transport Pilot certificate
Direct Entry Captain
  • Must have a total of 2500 hours in a fixed-wing aircraft, of which 1000 hours will be multi-engine turbine flight time, and 1000 hours total flight time will be air carrier experience
  • Must have a valid First-Class Medical
  • Must not have a record of any FAA Certificate Action or Administrative Action within the prior 24 months
  • Must have a valid US Passport and the ability to travel in and out of the US, including to Canada

All training will take place after successfully passing the required pre-employment screenings and receiving a formal invitation to join us in an upcoming ground school. Ravn Alaska Pilots receive 6 weeks of comprehensive training to include classroom instruction and practical hands-on exercises. Comprehensive training received will include basic indoctrination, general subjects, and systems at our Ravn Alaska Resource Center located in Anchorage, Alaska. Following ground school, pilots will be scheduled for Simulator training (SIM) where they will be trained and tested on mirrored real-life situations. Quickly following SIM, a Pilot will undergo their Initial Operating Experience (IOE) and are welcomed into the fleet as an official Pilot for Ravn Alaska.

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