Flexjet seeks pilots to cope with increasing demand


A 96 per cent growth in new fractional and jet card sales leaves Flexjet looking for more pilots.
Flexjet pilot

Flexjet announced it is looking to hire pilots to cope with growing demand for fractional ownership and card programmes.

The fractional operator, which is owned by Bombardier, said it had 96 per cent growth in new fractional and jet card sales in the first six months of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012.

“Flexjet’s commitment to offering its owners exceptional private jet travel experiences starts with our dedicated pilots, who uphold the highest safety and service standards in the industry,” said Jason Weiss, vice president of operations.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our dedicated pilot team during this exciting growth period, and anticipate hiring in the double digits in 2013 and beyond.”

Interested pilots should have at least 2,500 hours of total flight time, 500 hours of multi-engine flight time and 500 hours of turbine time. They also need to have an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. Once hired Flexjet has a one-month training course involving 10 days of classroom learning followed by simulator training and flying.