Responsible to ensure aircraft and weather
conditions are airworthy to transport medical crew and patient to
receiving hospital within an assigned operational area.
Responsible for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR),
Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), General Operations Manual
guidelines (GOM), and thorough knowledge of Air Methods policies
Essential Functions and
- Operates Air Methods aircraft in a safe and legal manner.
- Completes pre-flight before every flight verifying the aircraft
is in an airworthy condition by sign off of Daily Flight Log.
Pilots will perform a complete walk around of the aircraft prior to
entering the cockpit for flight and upon completion of each
- Final authority with regard to operations of aircraft and for
the safety of passengers, cargo and equipment.
- Must be thoroughly familiar with all aircraft and medical
systems of backup aircraft utilized at operational area and also
ensures that the medical flight team is familiar and comfortable
with the medical interior and systems.
- Responsible for completion of required documentation.
- Able to conduct detailed flight planning with little notice to
- Participates regularly in Air Methods meetings, activities,
projects, committees and community outreach.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Regular scheduled attendance.
Subject to applicable laws and Air Method’s policies, regular
attendance is an essential function of the position. All
employees must follow Air Methods’ employment practices and
This position has no supervisory
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential function satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable
laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do
not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the
essential functions of the position.
Education & Experience
- Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college
or technical school and two to five years’ related experience
and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
Operation and Safety Requirements:
- As a member of the Flight Crew, any person employed in this
position shall maintain a weight not to exceed 250 pounds and shall
be less than seventy (70) years old.
- Pilots must have flown in category for a commercial operator or
in the military within the previous 24 months
- Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues,
EMS representatives, hospitals and the public and strives to
maintain a friendly and professional working environment
Instrument Flight rules (IFR) Program:
- 2500 total flight hours with a minimum of 2000 hours in
- 1000 hours PIC in category
- 500 hours of cross-country flight time, 100 hours of night
- 75 hours of actual or simulated instrument time at least 50
hours which were in flight in an aircraft including 20 hours in
actual instrument conditions in category
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Commercial & Instrument Rating (for category and class of
- ATP rating in category meets this requirement
- First OR Second Class FAA Medical certificate required.
Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability or protected veteran status.
This position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the
DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, reasonable
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR