WHY PILOTS CHOOSE MESA AIRLINES
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.
$49,600 Sign-On Bonus
•$22,100 paid after the completion of training*
•$2,500 additional payment for pilots who choose the CRJ and currently hold a CL-65 Type Rating*
•$5,000 additional payment for pilots who choose the CRJ and currently have 1000 hours of flight in a CRJ*
•$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
Minimum Qualifications & Hour 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
FAA Issued Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings
FAA Letter of Verification of Foreign Licenses
Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency
FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
Current Valid Passport
At least 23 years of age
Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
Ability to Obtain a Social Security Number
Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
High school diploma or GED
Ability to read and speak English language
E-3 Visa Process
Apply Online to Mesa Airlines
Paperwork/Hours/Qualifications/Degree Verification/Logbooks/Licences FAA CPL/ATP
Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate
If You Do Not Posses a Social Security Number Please Enter 123-45-6789 on the Application
Interview with Mesa Airlines to Receive Formal Job Offer
Signed Offer Letter Sent to the Pilot
Labor Condition Application (LCA) Approval (within Mesa Airlines)
Candidate Schedules an appointment with Local Consulate for the Visa interview
Travel to Phoenix AZ for Training
Here is the link for the E3 Visa process in Australia which will help in the process.
Connect to Mesa Pilot Recruitment
With pilots at Mesa Airlines currently upgrading to Captain in a little as 20-24 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 2-4 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: October 15, 2015
IAD: September 17, 2015
IAH: July 9, 2015
PHX: April 17, 2013
First Officer Seniority Hire Date By Crew Base:
DFW: New Hire Base
IAD: New Hire Base
IAH: New Hire Base
PHX: March 31, 2017
Updated July 2017
Those candidates with previous qualifying time may upgrade faster
Our fleet of large regional jets has grown to 133 with 12 more scheduled for delivery in 2017...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 Australia.E3Pilot@mesa-air.com.
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.