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B407 and S76 pilots Gulf of Mexico

Westwind Helicopters, Inc.
Texas and Louisiana gulf coast
Lafayette, LA
United States

Minimum Certification Required
Commercial Pilot With Instrument
Minimum Flight Hours Required
All Other Helicopter Jobs
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Westwind Helicopters, Inc., is a Part 135 Operator with years of experience operating both on and offshore in Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico. Westwind Helicopters is seeking professional pilots who are self-starters and safety oriented, to fly the Bell 407 and SK76. Westwind Helicopters is driven by its safety culture and provides pilots with industry-leading training and modern, well-equipped aircraft. We are seeking aviation professionals that share our passion for safety, excellence in operations, and want to be part of a growing and family oriented team.


  • Conducts flight operations offshore to various locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico in a Bell 407 and/or S76 helicopter
  • Operates company aircraft in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ensures the aircraft is in an airworthy condition and reports all aircraft discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Maintains situational awareness and monitors weather conditions throughout the flight
  • Adapts to changing environments
  • Maintains a professional demeanor, appearance, and has excellent customer interaction
  • Places safety and customer service first
  • Communicate effectively with passengers and keeps customers abreast of changes
  • Ensures passengers are boarded and disembark in a safe manner
  • Ensures passengers are briefed as per the regulations and company policies and procedures
  • Follows company policies and procedures
  • We offer a complete and competitive benefits package which includes:
  • Employer provided Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Holiday Pay
  • Long and Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Simple IRA with match
  • Commensurate with experience
  • Workover paid at time and a half of the daily rate
  • Offshore Bonus of $75 for each night spent offshore
  • $60 per diem/per day
  • $10 per flight hour bonus


Other Provisions

  • Live anywhere in the U.S.
  • Relocation is not required
  • Work 14 days on, 14 days off
  • Company housing is provided while on duty

Our Mission


Westwind Helicopters, Inc. is committed to employees, customers, and community to promote diversity and inclusion by developing policies, programs, and procedures which foster a work environment where differences are respected, and employees are treated fairly. Westwind Helicopters, INC., prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind and ensures equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all aspects of the relationship between Westwind Helicopters and its employees, including recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, wages and salary administration, employee benefits, and application of policies.


Job Requirements

  • Commercial Rotorcraft Helicopter w/ Instrument Rating
  • Current FAA Class 2 Medical
  • 1500 hours Pilot in Command, Rotorcraft Helicopter
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Pass a drug screening and background check

  • 1 Year and 300 hours in the Gulf of Mexico or similar experience
  • Bell 206, Bell 407, or Sikorsky 76 experience in Part 135 Operations
  • Experience with Garmin 420 - 750 series GPS
  • Instrument Proficient