Bighorn Airways, Inc. is seeking an experienced Captain to join our team, as a smokejumper pilot, this position offers the opportunity to work with a wide variety of customers and employees and be involved in a growing company.
This position requires flying a CASA 212 for the US Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management as well as overflow for FedEx and UPS during the Christmas peak season
We operate these aircraft in the Rocky Mountain Regions of the Lower 48, and in the state of Alaska This job entails flying large aircraft at slow air-speeds in mountainous terrain with unfavorable weather conditions. You will be dropping Smokejumpers in remote locations, and dropping para cargo at low level. Point-to-Point Missions in IFR conditions are also required.
Bighorn Airways is a diverse aviation company which includes operating a fleet of aircraft on US government contracts for smoke jumping and para cargo operations in Alaska and the lower 48. BHA also conducts agricultural operations, charter, and helicopter ops, and is a DOD approved air carrier. Bighorn Airways has been a leader in the aviation community in Wyoming and the Inter-mountain West for over 50 years.
What we offer:
Bighorn Airways offers excellent pay, comprehensive health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as supplemental insurance, paid vacation, and holidays. We also value our employees and reward dedication, providing a career path for those with the knowledge and desire to push themselves and improve our operations.
Our location in Sheridan, WY provides a high quality of life, great schools, and no state income tax. Located at the base of the Bighorn Mountains, there are countless options for those who enjoy outdoor recreation. Sheridan also has a surprising number of cultural options for a town of its size, including stage productions, concerts, festivals, museums, and even polo. One week each July the town is taken over by the WYO rodeo, with a variety of activities, parades and nightly rodeo performances. There are also numerous sports and activities for both children and adults, including soccer and ice hockey leagues, and summer programs for kids. Close-by communities where some of Bighorn employees live include Dayton, Ranchester, Parkman, Big Horn, Story, and Buffalo. All offer small-town living and have their own list of activities each year. The larger cities of Billings and Casper are each 2 hours away.