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At Mesa, Recruiting Is About Pilots Helping Pilots Progress In Their Careers

Pilots choose Mesa because of the real opportunities that exist for both experienced pilots and newcomers to the industry. Mesa's training, job security and upgrade times are second to none. A
 testament to our success and future opportunities – is the fact that – while our growth is among the fastest in the industry, our pilot attrition is among the lowest.

 

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$50,000 Sign-On Bonus

•$22,500 paid after the completion of training*
•$5,000 additional payment for pilots who currently have 500 hours of part 121 flight time in a CRJ, EMB145, or EMB175*
•$2,500 additional payment for pilots who choose the CRJ and currently hold a CL-65 Type Rating*
•$20,000 paid after the completion of Year 3*

*Unless the pilot is eligible for Captain upgrade based on company seniority and FAA Part 121 requirements
 *First Officer Programs are subject to adjustment if the wages in Section 3 of the Collective Bargaining are adjusted

"Pilots Helping Pilots"
At Mesa Airlines, our philosophy of Pilots Helping Pilots goes beyond a catchy tagline. We are a group of passionate aviators whose primary mission is to inspire the next generation of pilots.

Our recruitment team is made up of Mesa Airlines line pilots who, as professional aviators themselves, have a vested interest in our pilot group. We are looking for skilled candidates who are motivated, fun-loving team players and who will be a positive addition to our family of over 3,100 employees.

This commitment to excellence and spirit of helpfulness is evident in all corners of our airline. From your first interaction with a recruiter, to our best-in-the-business training department. We’re confident Mesa Airlines can provide the tools you are looking for to take your career to the next level.

 

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100% Cancellation Pay including Block or Better Pay
Monthly Line Guarantee
11 Days Off Minimum per Month
6 Incentive Paid Holidays per Year
200% Premium Pay
Pilots hired at Mesa Airlines receive an Airline Transport Pilot type rating upon completion of initial training (CL-65 or EMB170/190)
Pilots receive unlimited travel benefits including jumpseat privileges
Family members (spouse, domestic partner, dependents, and parents) also receive travel benefits on our code share partners
Mesa Airlines offers competitive medical, dental, vision, and life benefits
401 (K) Pilot contribution up to 10% along with a 50% company match
Generous Commuter Policy
Paid Parking in Pilot's domicile or in Pilot's commuting airport
Paid Known Crew Member (KCM)
$40 Continuous Monthly Payment for iPad Reimbursement

 

With pilots at Mesa Airlines currently upgrading to Captain in a little as 14-24 months, we offer the most competitive career progression in the industry. This new pilot recruitment program combined with our rapid advancement resulting from our expansion of highly desirable large regional jets ensures that you are making the correct choice for your future as a Mesa Airlines pilot.

The Pilot Recruitment Program incentives apply only to First Officer compensation.  Having the opportunity to upgrade rapidly to Captain not only increases your earnings, but provides you with valuable Pilot in Command time.

More Opportunity, Enhanced Compensation, Greater Career Development…Mesa Airlines provides this all to you.
Average time on reserve for our first officers is ranging between 0-4 months from the completion of training!

Get paid and earn seniority while you obtain your ATP-CTP Written! 
Unlike our competition, Mesa Airlines does not have 50 seat or less aircraft to park! 

Captain Seniority Hire Date By Crew Base:
DFW: March 31, 2017
IAD: September 17, 2015
IAH: January 21, 2016
PHX: March 13, 2013
SDF: Coming 2018

First Officer Seniority Hire Date By Crew Base:
DFW: New Hire Base
IAD: New Hire Base
IAH: New Hire Base
PHX: March 31, 2017
SDF: Coming 2018

Updated November 2017
Those candidates with previous qualifying time may upgrade faster


 

Our fleet of large regional jets has grown to 144...yes, our fleet doubled in two years and we expect to continue our growth. We’re the only regional airline with no small aircraft to park and our codeshare agreements are among the longest in the industry. We understand your career goals. For job stability and a quick path to upgrade, apply now. It is a great time to join Mesa Airlines!

Take a look at our Recruiting Events Page to find out where we will be next!
Email us with your questions at pilot.recruitment@mesa-air.com.




Minimum Qualifications & Hour Requirements

ATP 1500 Hours Total Time Requirements

  • 1500 hours Total Flight Time
  • 500 hours Cross Country Time
  • 100 hours Total Night Time
  • 50 hours Multi Engine Time, Fixed Wing
  • 250 hours of Pilot in Command Time, Fixed wing
  • 100 hours of Instrument Time
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency
  • ATP Written (CTP training can be provided to qualified applicants)
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current Valid Passport
  • At least 23 years of age
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to read and speak English language

Restricted ATP 1500 Hours Total Time Requirements

  • 1500 hours Total Flight Time
  • 200 hours Cross Country Time
  • 100 hours Total Night Time
  • 25 hours Multi Engine Time, Fixed Wing
  • 250 hours of Pilot in Command Time, Fixed wing
  • 75 hours of Instrument Time
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency
  • ATP Written (CTP training can be provided to qualified applicants)
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current Valid Passport
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to read and speak English language

Restricted ATP 1250 Hours Total Time Requirements

  • 2-Year Degree from an FAA Approved Aviation Program 
  • 1250 hours Total Flight Time
  • 200 hours Cross Country Time
  • 100 hours Total Night Time
  • 25 hours Multi Engine Time, Fixed Wing
  • 250 hours of Pilot in Command Time, Fixed wing
  • 75 hours of Instrument Time
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency
  • ATP Written (CTP training can be provided to qualified applicants)
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current Valid Passport
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
  • Ability to read and speak English language

Restricted ATP 1000 Hours Total Time Requirements

  • 4-Year Degree from an FAA Approved Aviation Program 
  • 1000 hours Total Flight Time
  • 200 hours Cross Country Time
  • 100 hours Total Night Time
  • 25 hours Multi Engine Time, Fixed Wing
  • 250 hours of Pilot in Command Time, Fixed wing
  • 75 hours of Instrument Time
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency
  • ATP Written (CTP training can be provided to qualified applicants)
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current Valid Passport
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
  • Ability to read and speak English language

Restricted ATP 750 Hours Total Time Requirements

  • Military Pilot
  • Honorable Discharge or Current Service
  • Obtain a DD-214 Form
  • 750 hours Total Flight Time
  • 250 hours of Pilot in Command Time, Fixed wing
  • 25 hours Multi Engine Time, Fixed Wing
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings
  • Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency
  • ATP Written (CTP training can be provided to qualified applicants)
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Current Valid Passport
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
  • Ability to read and speak English language
 

Benefits

  • 100% Cancellation Pay including Block or Better Pay
  • Monthly Line Guarantee
  • 11 Days Off Minimum per Month
  • 6 Incentive Paid Holidays per Year
  • 200% Premium Pay
  • Pilots hired at Mesa Airlines receive an Airline Transport Pilot type rating upon completion of initial training (CL-65 or EMB170/190)
  • Pilots receive unlimited travel benefits including jumpseat privileges
  • Family members (spouse, domestic partner, dependents, and parents) also receive travel benefits on our code share partners
  • Mesa Airlines offers competitive medical, dental, vision, and life benefits
  • 401 (K) Pilot contribution up to 10% along with a 50% company match
  • Generous Commuter Policy
  • Paid Parking in Pilot's domicile or in Pilot's commuting airport
  • Paid Known Crew Member (KCM)
  • $40 Continuous Monthly Payment for iPad Reimbursement
 

Crew Bases

  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Washington Dulles (IAD)
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Louisville (SDF) - Coming in 2018

Mesa pilots are initially assigned to a hub city based on current openings in seniority order

Electronic Flight Bag

  • Mesa Airlines was the FIRST airline approved for Electronic Flight usage in ALL phases of flight.
  • All manuals and charts are issued electronically at no cost via a pilot provided iPad
  • Each pilot is required to have an iPad (2, 3, 4, Air, or Air2)
  • $40 Continuous Monthly Payment for iPad Reimbursement
 

Training

  • Pilots will receive FULL monthly guarantee pay of 76 hours/month
  • Training is conducted in our facility in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Company Paid ATP/CTP Course
  • Company Provided Single-Occupancy Lodging
  • Positive Space Travel for training events
 
 

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  Accommodation for Applicants With Disabilities: Mesa Airlines, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may email us at HRADMIN@mesa-air.com or alternatively send a fax to 602-685-4350.  In order to quickly respond to your request, please use the words "Accommodation Request" as the subject line of your email or as the title of your fax document.

Candidates who have previously interviewed for a Flight Officer position are required to wait a minimum of six months before reapplying.

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Mesa Airlines recognizes that our strength lies in our people.

 

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