WHY PILOTS CHOOSE MESA AIRLINES Pilots choose Mesa because of the real opportunities that exist for both experienced pilots and newcomers to the industry. Mesa's training, job security and upgrade times are second to none. Since our latest expansion began in the Spring of 2013, we have hired over 650 pilots and upgraded more than 330. A testament to our success and future opportunities – is the fact that – while our growth is among the fastest in the industry, our pilot attrition is among the lowest.
When compared to sign-on bonuses now offered by some carriers; it’s important to know our upgrades beat the value of their bonus time and again. Over a 5-year period our pilots, on average, will have upgraded before year 3. This means, unlike other carriers who can’t offer upgrades for 7 or more years; our pilots will make nearly $70,000 more than their peers elsewhere.
Most Junior Captain By Crew Base:
DFW: March 2015
IAD: August 2014
IAH: August 2014
PHX: July 2005
Our fleet of large regional jets has grown to 115 with 15 more scheduled for delivery in 2016...yes, our fleet doubled in two years and we expect to continue our growth. We’re the only regional airline with no small aircraft to park and our codeshare agreements are among the longest in the industry. We understand your career goals. For job stability and a quick path to upgrade, apply now. It is a great time to join Mesa Airlines!
Desired Skills and Experience
Qualifications (ATP Minimums)
1500 hours Total Flight Time (or anticipated before potential training class assignment)
500 hours Cross Country Time
100 hours Total Night Time
50 hours Multi Engine Time, Fixed Wing
250 hours of Pilot in Command Time, Fixed wing
100 hours of Instrument time
Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings
Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
Ability to demonstrate instrument proficiency
ATP Written (CTP training can be provided to qualified applicants)
FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
Current Valid Passport
At least 23 years of age
Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
Able to pass security background check and FAA mandated drug test
High school diploma or GED
Ability to read and speak English language
Restricted ATP Requirements (Total Time)
Military - 750 Hours
Four-Year Degree from approved aviation program – 1,000 Hours
Two-Year Degree from approved aviation program – 1,250 Hours