Fixed Wing Pilot  - Redding, CA Pilots get more with GMR Companies in 2023!Competitive starting salaries from $128,990.16 - $140743.21 weeks on/1 weeks off schedule15K Sign-On Bonus after training!40K Retention Bonus after 36 Months in the GMR Pilot Retention Bonus PlanRelocation Assistance availabl

Pilot - Fixed Wing

REACH Air Medical Services • 
Redding, California, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Fixed Wing Pilot  - Redding, CA


Pilots get more with GMR Companies in 2023!

  • Competitive starting salaries from $128,990.16 - $140743.2
  • 1 weeks on/1 weeks off schedule
  • 15K Sign-On Bonus after training!
  • 40K Retention Bonus after 36 Months in the GMR Pilot Retention Bonus Plan
  • Relocation Assistance available to destination within reasonable commute range of base


We invite you to join a team of highly skilled emergency medical experts, pilots and mechanics!
Our mission of providing care to the world at a moments notice is at the heart of everything we do. We are caregivers, first and foremost and we will be there when you need us.

Our Fixed Wing pilot will perform air ambulance operations and inter-facilities transports safely and efficiently in our B200 aircraft.  

Job Requirements and Qualifications:



  • Current Commercial Pilot Certification
  • ATP Written Certification
  • Current FAA Class II Medical Certificate
  • Min. 2500 Hours Total Time
  • Min. 1000 Hours PIC
  • Min. 500 hours of multi-engine time
  • Min. 100 Hours Night Flying
  • Min. 100 Hours cumulative instrument time, with 75 actual instrument hours
  • Previous experience with multi-engine Beechcraft King Air family of aircraft preferred
  • EMS and FAR 135 experience preferred


Additional Requirements

  • Ability to function in a single pilot IFR environment
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to communicate professionally, effectively and persuasively.
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure, work efficiently and accurately with frequent interruptions, and set/re-set multiple priorities.
  • Presents a professional image as a Cal-Ore Life Flight team member.
  • Maintains a positive team attitude with flight crew members, maintenance technician, and communication specialist by working cohesively.
  • Works independently and tolerates high stress levels while maintaining a good rapport with co-workers.
  • Maintains ongoing knowledge of relevant aviation SOP’s.
  • Please note this is a single pilot IFR environment

Essential Functions/Duties

  • Operates the aircraft in safe and efficient manner.
  • Maintains a schedule set by the Chief Pilot at the designated base.
  • Ensures the aircraft is ready to be dispatched.
  • Complies with all FAR requirements and Guardian requirements.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the aircraft.
  • Accurately completes all required paperwork.
  • Educational improvement related to awareness of industry best practices.
  • Ensures that all pertinent information about flight operations will be disseminated through the Operational Communications Center.
  • Exercises professional decorum at all times.
  • Attends meetings when required, and is required for training and check-flights outside of normal duty shift rotations.
  • Upholds company policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties during a scheduled shift as requested by Director of Operations or Chief Pilot.

Maintains a safety culture as a primary concern.


Value Based Competencies:

Customer Focused:

  • Anticipates and strives to understand the needs of each customer.
  • Tailors each interaction to the specific needs of the person and/or situation.
  • Responds quickly and effectively to problems that arise while providing service.


  • Demonstrates open, honest and respectful communication.
  • Provides timely, constructive feedback that contributes to others’ development (each member must demonstrate a commitment to help each other succeed).


  • Takes responsibility for individual and team actions, decisions and results.
  • Measures progress against agreed upon plans and stated goals.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Thinks broadly when seeking new ways to improve performance, processes and services.
  • Seeks out and utilizes best practices. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires activities requiring a moderate amount of standing, sitting and walking.
  • Able to conduct activities requiring a moderate to rigorous amount of static pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting..
  • Capable of lifting 75 lbs floor to bench height.
  • Ability to hear routine aircraft noises.
  • Maintains a “duty” weight (body weight + uniform/equipment – helmet not included) of less than 250lbs for Fixed Wing operations.
  • Requires close and distant visual capability (Class 2 Aviation Medical).
  • Periodic hands to key ability (typing).

 Environmental Conditions:

  • The FW Pilot duties are performed in either indoor or outdoor environments.  The FW Pilot may be exposed to routine office noises, moderate electrical or mechanical hazards and frequent exposure to an aircraft hangar environment where the FW Pilot may be exposed to loud aircraft noise, fumes, gases, odors, dust particles and mechanical/electrical and chemical hazards.   The FW Pilot must be present at work site to complete the job.

 Protective Equipment:

  • Nomex full body flight suit, and leather or Nomex boots during all flight operations.
  • Aviation helmet required (only for helicopter flight operations).
  • PPE – latex gloves, goggles and HEPA mask
  • Hearing protection (plugs, band or head set)

Work Place Conditions:

  • The FW Pilot is physically based at an airport “crew quarters” for 12 hour shifts and must be prepared at a moments notice (typically within 15 minutes) to begin air ambulance missions that last from 6 to 8 hours.  The crew quarters are equipped with kitchen, shower, rest and sleeping facilities.

 Work Schedule:

  • The pilot schedule is a 12 hour shift, 7 days on and 7 days off, typically beginning at 0800 or 2000. Sometimes a flight shift may extend past 12 hours, but usually not longer than 15 hours.



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