Helicopter Air Ambulance - Aircraft: EC145 (IFR)Base Stipend: $10,000 / Off Duty Housing AvailableLifeFlight Services: https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/lifeflight-ambulance-services.aspxEssential Functions and Responsibilities include the following: • Operates Air Methods aircraft in a safe an

Pilot Rotor Wing - Des Moines, IA (Life Flight) - 10,000 Stipend + Off Duty Housing

Air Methods Corporation • 
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
Helicopter Air Ambulance - Aircraft: EC145 (IFR)
Base Stipend: $10,000 / Off Duty Housing Available

LifeFlight Services: https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/lifeflight-ambulance-services.aspx

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:
• Operates Air Methods aircraft in a safe and legal manner.
• Completes pre-flight before every flight verifying the aircraft is in airworthy condition by sign-off of the Daily Flight Log. Performs a complete walk-around of the aircraft prior to entering the cockpit for flight and upon completion of each flight.
• Ensures 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.

• 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. Strives to maintain a friendly and professional working environment.

Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Program:
• 2500 total flight hours with a minimum of 2000 hours in category
• 1000 hours PIC in category (500 hours of rotor wing turbine time)
• 500 hours of cross-country flight time, 100 hours of night flight time
• 75 hours of actual or simulated instrument time (at least 50 hours in flight in an aircraft including 20 hours in actual instrument conditions in category

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
• Commercial & Instrument Rating (for category and class of aircraft);
• ATP rating in category also meets the above requirement.
• First or Second-Class FAA Medical certificate required.

Job Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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.

Education & Experience
• Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school, plus two to five years' related experience and/or training (or equivalent combination of education and experience);
• Bachelor's degree preferred
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.
This position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident).

Off-duty Housing available/commute: Omaha, NE; Kansas City, MO; Ames, IA; Iowa City, IA

As the leader in the air medical industry, Air Methods seeks exceptional pilots to partner with us to serve our communities. We are committed to providing air medical transport resources to our communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, while providing our pilots with work life balance, consisting of 7 days on/7 days off (with 12-hour shifts). Whether you're in command of an air medical helicopter or airplane, the #1 objective is to ensure safety always remains the highest priority throughout the transport process. Pilots will experience a variety in different types of flying, including inter-facility transports and scene work. Don't miss out on this great opportunity.

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