Pilot - Hawaii

Blue Hawaiian
Hawaii, USA

Job Summary

The Pilot assigned to any flight is charged with the responsibility to operate the aircraft in accordance with applicable FARs, company operating procedures, operations specifications, and the operating limitations of that aircraft as provided in the approved AFM.

The classification of this position is broad and assigned specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensure that the following items and equipment are on board the aircraft as required:
    • Aircraft Registration.
    • Airworthiness Certificate.
    • AFM, Daily Logbook and the Company GOM.
    • Current Hawaiian Island Sectional Aeronautical Chart, current Pacific Chart Supplement.
    • Passenger briefing cards, number applicable to type of aircraft.
    • First aid kit, fire extinguisher(s) and airsickness bags.
    • For all flights, one Life Jacket for each occupant.
    • For night flights, those items of equipment required in FAR 135.159 and 135.161.
  • Check the aircraft maintenance record log to determine that the scheduled maintenance or other required inspections are current for the aircraft. Check the aircraft daily log sheet to determine that mechanical irregularities or defects reported from previous flights have been corrected and review the previous five (5) daily log sheets for maintenance performed.
  • Determine that the aircraft is airworthy and that a proper preflight, in accordance with the AFM and company policy, has been performed.
  • Determine that the aircraft is loaded within center of gravity limitations, does not exceed maximum gross weight or center of gravity limitations for takeoff and landing.
  • Check current weather, NOTAMS, PIREPS, and all other available information concerning the flight.
  • Ensure that the passengers are briefed on boarding, in-flight, deplaning and emergency procedures.
  • File a Company or FAA flight plan for all flights. This includes test flights, ferry flights and training flights.
  • Ensure that the following items are in his personal possession at all times on all flights: a) Valid FAA Airline Transport Rating and/or Commercial Pilot Certificate with appropriate ratings.
    • Valid FAA Class I or Class II Medical Certificate, issued to the holder.
    • Valid Government ID or Driver’s license.
  • Have passed a flight check given by the Administrator or an approved check pilot in the type of aircraft to be used for the flight since the beginning of the 12th calendar month before the flight.
  • Other duties as assigned
Additional Job Requirements

  • Regular scheduled attendance 
  • Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling - 70%
Subject to applicable laws and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position.  All employees must follow Blue Hawaiian Helicopters employment practices and policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


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, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • 2,500 hours Pilot-in-Command hours documented and verifiable.
  • 1,000 turbine hours
  • Pilot in Command Hours preferred.
  • Have a Commercial-instrument Helicopter Rating.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and easily with outstanding customer service.

  • Excellent communication skills; ability to clearly and concisely articulate conclusions to senior management and teams.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple, cross-functional projects simultaneously.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with team members and general public.
Computer Skills

  • Intermediate with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Valid Commercial Pilot License
  • Current Class II flight Physical completed with current medical certificate obtained.
Physical Demands             

  • Clearance on TSA/FBI background check.
  • Position participates in FAA Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.
  • Must be able to work effectively in the extreme heat and cold safely.
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds regularly.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop and able to reach over shoulders.
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.