At Eastern Air Express curiosity and excitement for growth go a long way.  In fact, Eastern Air Express was launched by seekers, adventurers, and above all fliers.  Our rich legacy and pioneering spirit are still evident in our team today.   Our open-hearted attitude, respect for the people we fly,

Captain 737- Home Based Eastern Air Express

Eastern Airlines LLC • 
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

At Eastern Air Express curiosity and excitement for growth go a long way.  In fact, Eastern Air Express was launched by seekers, adventurers, and above all fliers.  Our rich legacy and pioneering spirit are still evident in our team today.  

Our open-hearted attitude, respect for the people we fly, and our attention to detail is what sets Eastern Air Express apart from its competitors.  Natural curiosity and hunger for wonder are behaviors that make our employees successful.  

This summary provides a listing of the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are critical components of the position of Captain.


This is a position currently with a minimum guarantee of seventy two (72) hours per month that will report to the Chief Pilot. The successful candidate will be type-rated on multi-engine aircraft, preference will be given to those typed on the B-737 and possess a first-class medical certificate. The successful individual must be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of all relevant Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). Good communication skills are required, and you must be able to exhibit the values and culture of the company while working with other team members and customers in a fast-paced/dynamic environment.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • The Captain will have command of, and responsibility for, the flight crew, passengers, and cargo, the safe conduct of the flight, and provide guidance and coordinate the activities of every individual connected with all phases of the aircraft operation. They are expected to adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and will evaluate input from all crew members when making critical decisions.
  • Eastern Air Express promotes the exercise of crew resource management. Specifically, although the Captain is the final authority while onboard the aircraft, the First Officer is encouraged to voice any concerns regarding the Captain’s decisions.
  • With respect to flight safety matters, the first officer will continue voicing concerns until satisfied that the safety of a flight is no longer in question.
  • The Captain reports to the Chief Pilot, indirectly to the Director of Operations, and maintains a high level of knowledge of FAA Regulations, Company Manuals, OpSpecs, aircraft flight manuals, and other duty-based instructions.

The Captain’s duties and responsibilities are:

  • He/she retains the final authority for the safe operation of the aircraft.
  • Direct the activities of the First Officer ensuring flight crewmembers understand fully and completely what duties they are expected to perform.
  • Ensure the assigned aircraft is airworthy and all proper documents are on board the aircraft.
  • Make decisions as necessary to the start, delay or initiate the cancellation of the flight, or deviation from a planned destination when operating conditions dictate.
  • Ensure the proper amount and grade of fuel is loaded onto the aircraft.
  • Obtain a briefing on the purpose of the flight, weather, operating procedures, and any special instructions, and coordinate flight assignments.
  • Provide immediate notification to the SOC of any deviation from the flight plan, including:
  • A detailed description of the deviation including date, time, location, aircraft number, Captain name, et
  • The reason(s) for the deviation.
  • Conduct a thorough review of the flight plan, considering such factors as altitude, terrain, weather, range, weight, airport facilities, and navigational aids.
  • Ensure weather and aircraft performance conditions can be met appropriate to the CFR under which the flight is being conducted.
  • Ensure the flight plan or other authorized flight locating procedure is followed on each flight.
  • Ensure the aircraft weight and balance form/manifest is properly completed, signed, and distributed.
  • Report all known or suspected FAA violations or incidents promptly to the Chief Pilot, Director of Operations, or designee.
  • Maintain a current First-Class medical certificate and notify the Director of Operations, Chief Pilot, or designee, if a medical (physical or mental) condition impairs his / her ability to perform the flight.
  • Ensure the VHF Omni directional Range (VOR) checks and other aircraft equipment are performed properly.
  • Ensure crewmembers provide all passengers with the appropriate briefing for each phase of flight.
  • Ensure required equipment plus provisions for passenger comfort are aboard and that all cargo is properly secured.
  • Ensure the preparation of flight logs, reporting of mechanical irregularities, and the recording of maintenance-by-maintenance personnel when maintenance is performed.
  • Ensure all maintenance write-ups are passed to the maintenance personnel and maintenance is alerted to the current status of the aircraft.
  • Determine the applicability of the regulations to each flight.
  • Ensure that all required Aircraft and Pilot manuals are available and updated to current revision (hardcopy or EFB).
  • Determine the flight crew is adequately rested and in proper dress.
  • Ensure the aircraft is clean and prepared for flight with all aircraft stores and appropriate provisions on board for the safety and comfort of passengers and crew.
  • Operate aircraft at favorable altitudes taking into account turbulence, oxygen requirements, and comfort of passengers during flight.
  • At the end of each flight day, pilots will either enter flight- and duty- time into the Company’s computer tracking system or will call the Aircraft Dispatcher for assistance in entering tim
  • Maintains radio or telephone contact with the SOC frequently enough during the course of a flight to ensure operational messages are promptly conveyed between the flight crew and the base.
  • The Captain may delegate functions to other personnel but doing so will not delegate the responsibility for those functions.
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 7000 hours total flying time – only time in the operating seat of a turboprop and/or turbojet aircraft can be counted.
  • Minimum of 2000 hours PIC time on multi-crew, multi-engine, commercial aircraft.
  • Previous experience must include wide-body aircraft PIC time, preferably on the B767 or B777.
  • A valid FAA ATP
  • A valid FAA First Class Medical
  • A Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit.
  • Fluency in English
  • Valid US Driver’s License
  • Passport allowing travel worldwide.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must have at least 1,000 hours of flight time under Part 121 operations.

In addition,

  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure in a dynamic environment.
  • Bids works schedule by seniority (days, swings, or midnight shifts, holidays).
  • Travel will be required.
  • Pass drug and alcohol background checks, pre-employment DOT drug test, and criminal history records check (CHRC).
  • Must possess a valid passport.
  • English proficiency consistent with at least ICAO Level 4 endorsement.
  • Eligible to work in the United States (US Passport holder or Green Card holder).
  • If being considered for a Direct Entry Captain position, must meet FAR 121.436

As a Captain, you are considered Home-Based as defined below.

  • You can live anywhere within the continental 48 east of Denver. Please note that the cities of Denver and Colorado Springs are an acceptable home base.
  • You must designate a home airport that is within 2 hours of surface travel from your home.
  • Your home airport must be served by two major airlines (Delta, American, United, or Southwest) and each airline serving your home airport must have a minimum of 3 flights per day. Several airports are seasonal in nature with increased flying for portions of the year.  Should your airport lose frequency you will be asked to move your home base to an airport that meets these criteria.
  • Please note, flights on regional feeder airlines such as Envoy or Piedmont that are ticketed under the AA monicker (or United / Delta) are allowed as one of the minimum 3 flights per day.
  • We will NOT travel you to or from any other airports. Your travel will start and stop at your designated home base. 
  • You will be provided your home-based assignment at the time of hire. You may change your home base a maximum of once every 6 months.  If you would like to change your home base, a request must be submitted to Human Resources.  Upon review of the location and Airport, approval will be determined and officially be provided with an effective date.  The request must be made at least 30 days in advance of the desired effective date.
  • You are responsible for all parking and ground transportation expenses associated with your home base.
  • Please note for Pilots, all reserve rules apply, report time and distance to the airport.

Eastern Air Express offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salary, quality of life schedule, and an excellent work environment.

Eastern Air Express is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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