Overview EMS Air Ambulance - Aircraft: EC130 (VFR)Off-Duty Housing and $15,000 Sign-On BonusAirLife GA (Griffin, GA)  AIR METHODS: GO ABOVE AND BEYOND HERE!Be a part of something bigger and join a growing and high-performing team that shares your passion for making a difference. As leaders

LEAD Helicopter Pilot - Air Life GA (Griffin, GA)

Air Methods • 
Griffin, Georgia, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

EMS Air Ambulance - Aircraft: EC130 (VFR)

Off-Duty Housing and $15,000 Sign-On Bonus

AirLife GA (Griffin, GA)



Be a part of something bigger and join a growing and high-performing team that shares your passion for making a difference. As leaders in the industry, we welcome exceptional pilots to partner with us in serving communities nationwide with top-tier air medical transport resources. Elevate your career with a supportive 7 days on/7 days off (12-hour shifts) work-life balance, where your safety and well-being are paramount, and your contribution truly matters in making a lasting impact on the lives we care for year-round.

What Griffin, GA offers: Close proximity to Atlanta in a budget-friendly community, Griffin City Park, High Falls State Park with a waterfall attraction, hiking trails, fishing and boating, Indian Springs State Park for its crystal clear spring water, a 30 minute drive from the Walking Dead filming backlot and Candler Field Museum for vintage aviation history. This is a close-knit AirLife GA team that never hesitates on supporting one another, or on the extra effort made, but truly stands out for the special work they have accomplished together in this 25-year program.


Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package is offered to serve the diverse needs of our teammates:
• Health, Dental and Vision
• Competitive 401(k) Retirement Plan
• Full Company-Paid Life Insurance
• AD&D Insurance
• Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Flexible Spending/Health Savings Account Plans
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Relocation Assistance
• Plus, other Lifestyle and Work/Life balance benefits: Business Travel Assistance, Accident Insurance, Voluntary Legal, Caregiver, Employee Assistance and Concierge Service Programs


Essential Functions include the following:

• Responsible to ensure aircraft and weather conditions are airworthy to transport medical crew and patient to receiving hospital within an assigned operational area. Responsible for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM), and thorough knowledge of Air Methods policies and procedures.
• Operates Air Methods aircraft in a safe and legal manner.
• Completes pre-flight before every flight verifying the aircraft is in an airworthy condition by sign off of Daily Flight Log. Pilots will perform a complete walk around of the aircraft prior to entering the cockpit for flight and upon completion of each flight.
• Final authority with regard to operations of aircraft and for the safety of passengers, cargo and equipment.
• Must be thoroughly familiar with all aircraft and medical systems of backup aircraft utilized at operational area and also ensures that the medical flight team is familiar and comfortable with the medical interior and systems.
• Responsible for completion of required documentation.
• Able to conduct detailed flight planning with little notice to exacting standards
• Participates regularly in Air Methods meetings, activities, projects, committees and community outreach


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.
Operation and Safety Requirements:
• As a member of the Flight Crew, any person employed in this position shall maintain a weight not to exceed 250 pounds and shall be less than seventy (70) years old.


• Pilots must have flown in category for a commercial operator or in the military within the previous 24 months
• Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public and strives to maintain a friendly and professional working environment
Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Program - Required Hours:
• 2000 total flight hours with minimum of 1500 flight hours in category
• 1000 hours PIC in category
• 500 hours of rotor wing turbine time
• 200 hours of cross-country flight time, at least 50 hours of which were at night
• 100 hours unaided night as PIC (50 hours of unaided can be substituted for by 100 hours of NVG time, but cannot be reduced below 50 hours of unaided time)
• 50 hours total actual or hood instrument time in flight and in category (simulator time does not count) (for a RW candidate who is FW rated, 100 hours or greater of FW actual or hood Instrument time can reduce the RW required instrument time to 25 hours).

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
• Commercial & Instrument Rating (for category and class of aircraft)
• ATP rating in category meets this requirement
• First OR Second Class FAA Medical certificate required.

Education & Experience
• Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and two to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Bachelor’s degree preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

This position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident).

Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Internal (EOB): 1.26.24

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