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Rotor Wing Pilot

Pentastar Aviation
7310 Highland Road
Waterford, MI 48327
United States

Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $90,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel
Minimum Flight Hours Required

Job Description

Pilot Position – Rotor Wing

Location: Kankakee, IL


General Description

This position serves as Pilot on an air ambulance aircraft. Responsibilities include the safety of passengers, patients and crew/medical crews. Ensures all flight and ground operations comply with FAA Regulations. Determines flight routes, speed, and take off and landing times to fulfill scheduling requirements. Makes decisions regarding possible delays, rerouting or flight cancellations. May be expected to perform other general department duties when not flying.


This position is located in Kankakee, IL.  The individuals selected for these positions must stay at the site where the aircraft is located and available for a flight within 10 minutes.


The normal schedule is 7 days on and 7 days off.  Days on are spent at the hangar in a ready standby position 12 hours on and 12 hours off with rotating day and night shifts.


As a pilot for Pentastar Aviation, crew members can expect to fly about 100 hours per year with limited international travel.



  • Rotor-Wing Commercial/Instrument Certificate required

  • Minimum of 3,000 hours of Total Flight Time

  • 500 hours night time

  • 300 hours IFR time (actual or simulated)

  • 2000 hours as pilot in command

  • 750 hours multi-engine

  • 100 hours of time-in-type preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Rotor Wing experience required

  • Ability to manage a changing work schedule

  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain an FAA First Class medical certification

Employer Contact Information
Pentastar Aviation
Karrie Cortes
7310 Highland Road
Waterford MI 48327
United States

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