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EMS Rotor Wing Pilot

Apollo Medflight
Pine Ridge, SD
United States

Minimum Certification Required
Commercial Pilot
Minimum Flight Hours Required
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $80,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
$5000 Sign-on Bonus! The Pilot-in-Command has command of, and the responsibility for, the medical crew members, passengers, cargo, the safe conduct of the flight, and provides guidance and coordinates the activities of every individual connected with all phases of the aircraft operation. Directly represents Apollo and plays a key role in customer service and quality communications with people with whom the pilot directly interacts.
 Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Retains the final authority for the safe operation of the aircraft.
  • Ensures the assigned aircraft is airworthy and all proper documents are on board the aircraft.
  • Makes decisions as necessary for the start, delay or cancellation of the flight, or deviation from a planned destination when operating conditions dictate.
  • Will adhere to proper Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) techniques and will digest input from all medical crew members prior to rendering a decision.
  • Will positively represent Apollo to customers, employees and patients through action, behavior and communication.
  • Will actively participate in the Apollo safety program.
  • Ensures the proper amount and grade of fuel is loaded on the aircraft.
  • Obtains briefing on the purpose of the flight, weather, operating procedures and any special instructions, and plans flight assignments.
  • Ensures that weather and aircraft performance conditions can be met appropriate to the FAR under which the flight is being conducted.
  • Ensures a flight plan or other authorized flight locating procedure is followed on each flight.
  • Ensures the aircraft is within the weight and balance requirements of the RFM.
  • Reports all known or suspected FAA violations or incidents promptly to the appropriate Chief Pilot.
  • Maintains a current medical certificate as required by Apollo, and notifies the appropriate Chief Pilot if a medical (physical or mental) condition may impair their ability to perform the flight.
  • Ensures all aircraft equipment checks are preformed properly.
  • Ensures that all medical crew members and passengers are appropriately briefed for each phase of flight.
  • Ensures all maintenance write-ups are passed to the maintenance personnel and Apollo Operational Control Center is alerted to the current status of the aircraft.
  • Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the General Operations Manual, Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, Operations Specifications, Flight Manuals, and other instructions pertinent to assigned duties.
  • Participates in the pre-flight risk assessment process.




Job Requirements
 Qualification Standards:


  • Current FAA Commercial Certificate Rotorcraft with Helicopter Instrument Rating 
  • Current FAA 2nd Class Medical Certificate
  • 2,000 total Turbine Hours, minimum 1500 helicopter hours
  • 100 hours unaided or 50 hours unaided as long as the pilot has 100 hours aided
  • 500 hours turbine
Preferred Qualifications:
  • ATP
  • Previous HAA Experience
  • Experience in Bell 407 Helicopters
  • Live in the Rapid City, SD region
  • 50 Hours NVG
  • 3,000 total Helicopter Flight Hours

Apollo Medflight
Sarah Warren
5600 Bell St Suite 105-144
Amarillo TX
United States