Aircraft Pilot - Citation Copilot

Location: La Quinta, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Are you looking for a company that will allow you to fly a jet, earn valuable experience while flying with great people and making your passengers happy?  Then you should learn more about the opportunities available at Desert Jet.

What’s it like to fly for Desert Jet?

A combination of day trips, one, two and three night flights flying to destinations such as Denver, Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Aspen, Seattle, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Jackson Hole, Vancouver, Chicago……as well as East Coast destinations.  90% of our flying is during the day and 100% of it is flying with awesome team members helping you create a WOW customer service experience for your passengers.  Our fleet consists of jet aircraft meticulously maintained by our own FAA Part 145 maintenance company.

Our average duty is 8 hours, average number of hours flown monthly is 45, and average days of working per month is 17.

We will train and type successful candidates.  Opportunity exists for upgrade to captain within 18 months with the ability to be logging PIC turbine time within months.  Our co-pilots are mentored by our captains on a continual basis to prepare for captain upgrade.  Our IOE program and Captain's Board each provide continual mentoring and feedback loops to our co-pilots to ensure they have a successful upgrade.. 

Minimum requirements include;

  •     Commercial Certificate with all ATP requirements met
  •     1500 hours total flight time
  •     FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  •     No accidents, incidents or violations
  •     Have excellent interpersonal, customer service and communication skills

Preferred qualifications include;

  •    Previous experience in Part 135 operations
  •    CE500, CE525 or CE510 Type Rating
  •    Airline Transport Pilot Certificate

Why Work for Desert Jet?

We have a close-knit team who each play an important role in the growth of the company.  This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of a fast-growing aviation company and make an impact while doing the work you enjoy.

Professional development and growth opportunities are an important part of working at Desert Jet.  Significant opportunities are available to those who join our team and contribute to the success of the organization.

Who We Are

Desert Jet is a group of full-service aviation companies providing jet owners with a full complement of aviation services – including FBO services and jet maintenance, management, charter, acquisitions and sales. But at heart, we are a group of people who are creating great futures for our families by building a group of companies based on our stated values that provide an exceptional service experience for our customers.  We believe that we can, as a team, build a fun work environment that will enable us to create a memorable experience for our customers that will enable them to do great things with their companies and loved ones through the utilization of private aviation.

Desert Jet is a fast-growing company with lots of opportunity on the horizon.  We have ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing, privately held companies the last five years in a row.  We are currently constructing a new 5 acre, 5 million dollar facility to accommodate our growth.

We have an active and effective Safety Management System that allows us to continually make thoughtful improvements in how we do things.  We hold a variety of industry recognitions, including IS-BAO Stage III Registration, ARGUS Platinum and Wyvern Wingman status as well as NATA Safety 1st.

Compensation

We offer industry-leading compensation as well as a range of benefits and perks, including;

  • Company-paid medical, dental and vision insurance,
  • 401k plan with a 100% company match up to 6% of the employee’s salary
  • Profit sharing
  • Two weeks of vacation and personal time annually after one year of service, increasing with seniority
  • Sick and family medical leave
  • Numerous other perks and benefits, from free gym memberships to free lunches at work!

All Desert Jet employees live in the greater Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area.  Relocation assistance will be provided to qualified candidates. 

About the Palm Springs Area

The greater Palm Springs area offers something for everyone - beautiful weather, low cost of living and ample opportunities for fun and adventure.  A sample of nearby activities include;

  • Desert off-road bike riding, sand dunes - less than 30 minutes drive
  • Colorado River - boating, jet skiing - 90 minute drive
  • Joshua Tree - hiking, rock climbing, camping - 60 minute drive
  • Mountains and snow skiing - 90 minute drive
  • California beaches - 2-3 hour drive
  • Hiking, golfing, tennis, polo and a ton of other activities are right in our backyard!  Big music festivals occur here each year, such as Coachella Fest, Desert Trip and Stagecoach.

Interested in learning more? We encourage you to learn more about Desert Jet at our website http://www.desertjet.com,  You’ll be able to read about your future coworkers on our site, our core values and a bit about our history.  Then, we encourage you to apply!

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