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Helicopter Pilot - EMS - EC135

Omaha, NE 68144
United States

Minimum Certification Required
Commercial Pilot With Instrument
Minimum Flight Hours Required
Job Start Date
Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
Helicopter Pilot - Midwest MedAir

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Responds promptly and efficiently to all requests for service, with highest consideration given to safety of flight 
  2. Supports continuity of service through flexibility in scheduling and assignments
  3. Conducts all flights in a manner that safe completion is never in doubt; ensures timely transmission of required flight information to appropriate individuals. Adheres to all Midwest MedAir policies, procedures and directives
  4. Review and calculate helicopter weight and balance, fuel on board and performance charts
  5. Able to accept flight assignment with minimal delay by ensuring helicopter cockpit and exterior are clean, ensures covers / tied owns are utilized appropriately and that helicopter is hangared as necessary
  6. Operates without violations of FAA Regulations, or exercises PIC emergency authority to avoid or deviate
  7. Effectively interacts, communicates and contributes to people within the sphere of the job responsibility
  8. Maintains optimum flight weight (<220lbs), for aircraft operations


  1. Knowledgeable on appropriate Federal Aviation Regulations, Company policies and local procedures.
  2. Proficient in Aircraft emergency procedures and limitations.
  3. Proficient and comfortable with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations. 

Work Environment

  1. Inside/Outside in all weather conditions (rain/snow/heat/cold).
  2. High noise level – reduced by use of hearing protection (Helmet).
  3. Daytime/Night-time operations. 

Physical Demands

  1. Assist Medical crew by lifting bags (80lbs), transferring patient to cots, etc.
  2. Able to climb on, into, out of and around helicopter in confined spaces. 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  1. 12 hour shift per day.
  2. Ability to switch from Days to Nights (but never Nights to Days).


  1. 10% Travel while on shift. (possible aircraft recovery).
  2. Personally owned vehicle or Company supplied.
  3. Up to 200+ miles travel possible if working at another base.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Has had at least 2500 hours of flight time as pilot, including 500 hours of cross country flight time, 300 hours of night flight time, 500 hours of turbine time, and 75 hours of actual or simulated instrument time at least 50 hours of which were in actual flights
  2. Holds a helicopter instrument rating with category and class rating, not limited to VFR; to serve as Pilot in Command under FAR 135
  3. Current 2nd Class Medical license required
  4. Experience in EMS transport operations.
  5. 50 hours of NVG experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Prior Night Vision Goggle (NVG) experience preferred.
  2. 3000 Rotorcraft Flight hours preferred.
  3. 50 hours of actual weather flight experience.

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  1. Current & valid state driver’s license
  2. Must pass company provided PCP physical capacity profile exam (post offer, pre- employment) & Drug Screen
  3. Meet company policy MVR criteria 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of actives, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Reports to Base Pilot, Chief Pilot