Second in Command Pilot Jobs

Second in command pilot jobs

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Are you considering a second in command pilot job? Also called a copilot or first officer may be a path to build time. SIC pilot jobs are another option to the common time-building job of flight instructing. 

Second in command jobs increase your experience and knowledge, and may lead to an upgrade as a captain. This article will explore some second in command pilot job opportunities for pilots to consider.

Quicklook: Second in Command Pilot Hiring Companies

  • Advanced Air, LLC 
  • Southern Airways Express 
  • Berry Aviation 
  • Aery Aviation 
  • Jet Linx Aviation

5 Second in Command Pilot Company Jobs

Below are five major operators that regularly offer SIC pilot jobs throughout the country. Hour requirements and salaries vary widely. 

Advanced Air, LLC

Advanced Air is a scheduled commuter and Part 135 private charter operator based in Los Angeles, California, at the Hawthorne Municipal Airport, at the Jet Center Los Angeles Fixed Base Operator (FBO). 

Average Salary: 

  • $40,000-$45,000 per year
  • Full-time

Established: 2005

Location: 12101 Crenshaw Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250

Contact Information: 

  • Phone Number: (800) 393-7035
  • Email: 

Employees: Between 15 and 200 employees

Flight Hours Required: 

  • 1,000 hours total time 
  • 500 PIC
  • 100 hours multi-engine fixed wing
  • Commercial airplane multi-engine land 
  • 500 hours cross-country flight time
  • 50 hours night time
  • 75 hours instrumental flight time 
  • 50 hours of actual flight time

Types of Jobs: 

  • Charter Jobs
  • Second in command pilot jobs may be available in the following:
    • Challenger 300
    • King Air 350
    • Learjet 75 
    • Dornier 328 Jet
    • Pilatus PC-12 

Services Provided: Advanced Air is a private jet charter operator. 

Revenue:  Revenue not available. 

Google Rating: 3.7/5 stars with 6 reviews 

Southern Airways Express

Southern Airways Express has been a Part 135 charter operator since 2012. The company added Essential Air Service operations in 2016. Pilots can be domiciled in one of Southern’s primary hubs: 

  • MEM
  • LNS
  • AOO
  • BFD 
  • PIT
  • MGW
  • DUJ
  • PBI
  • IPL
  • LAX
  • HNL
  • OGG

Average Salary: 

  • $12 per block hour for under 600 hours
  • $18 per block hour for 600-900 hours
  • $21 per block hour for over 900 hours
  • 65 block hours per month guaranteed
  • Begins the first day of class. 

Established: 2012

Location: 2875 South Ocean Blvd, Ste 256 Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact Information: 

  • Phone Number: 901-672-7820 
  • Email: 

Employees: 201-500 employees

Flight Hours Required: 

  • 500 hours total time
  • 100 hours cross country flight time
  • At least 25 of which must be at night
  • 6 months of employment as a pilot
  • 50 hours turbine or 75 hours instrument

Types of Jobs: Second in command jobs available in Southern’s fleet of over thirty aircraft, including the Cessna Caravan or Grand Caravan, the King Air Super 200, and the Citation Bravo.

Services Provided: Southern Airways Corporation operates one of the largest commuter airlines in the country, transporting  hundreds of thousands of passengers per year.

Revenue: Revenue not available. 

Google Rating: 3/5 stars with 142 reviews on Tripadvisor

Berry Aviation 

Berry Aviation is a charter operator and US Department of Defense contractor based in San Marcos, Texas. 

Average Salary: $38,838 per year 

Established: 1983 

Location: 1807 Airport Drive San Marcos, Texas USA 78666

Contact Information: 

Employees: 201-500 employees 

Flight Hours Required: 

  • 750 hours total flight time
  • Flight time requirements may be waived by the Director of Operations
  • Can also be waived under the discretion of the Chief Pilot
  • 50 Hours total multi-engine flight time

Types of Jobs: Berry Aviation offers pilot jobs for government transport, private charter operations, on-demand flights, and scheduled freight. 

Services Provided: 

  • BAI conducts CONUS
  • 48 contiguous states 
  • OCONUS: Outside Continental United States
  • Flight operations with a fleet of over 26 aircraft

Revenue: Revenue not available. 

Google Rating: Reviews are unavailable. 

Aery Aviation 

Aery Aviation provides Fixed wing, rotary wing, and tilt rotor aircraft / vertical takeoff and landing operations worldwide. 

Average Salary: SIC salary information not available. 

Established: 2016 

Location: 305 Cherokee Dr, Newport News, VA 23602

Contact Information: 

  • Phone Number - (757) 271-1600
  • Email -

Employees: 51-200 employees

Flight Hours Required: 1000+ hours

Types of Jobs: Learjet - Second in Command (SIC)

Services Provided: Aerie Aviation offers aerospace design, systems integration, engineering, certification, modifications, flight operations and maintenance solutions.

Revenue: Revenue not available. 

Google Rating: 4.8/5 stars on 4 reviews

Jet Linx Aviation

Jet Linx is a Part 135 charter operator, and offers a guaranteed jet card, joint ownership, and private jet management program. 

Average Salary: SIC salary information not available. 

Established: 1999

Location: 13030 Pierce Street, Ste. 100, Omaha, NE 68144

Contact Information: 

  • Phone Number: 402-991-8060 
  • Email: 

Employees: 501-1,000 employees

Flight Hours Required: 

  • Total time: 1,500 hours
  • Total PIC: 500 hours
  • Total multi-engine: 50 hours
  • Total PIC multi-engine: 25 hours
  • Total turbine: 100 hours

Types of Jobs: 

  • Beechjet 400A
  • Citation Bravo
  • Citation CJ3/CJ4
  • Hawker 400XP
  • Learjet 40
  • Phenom 300

Services Provided: Jet Linx is a private jet charter operator. 

Revenue: Revenue not available. 

Google Rating: 3/5 stars with 2 reviews on Yelp 

Second In Command Pilot Jobs Are the Pathway to Your Future 

SIC jobs allow pilots to gain experience while being exposed to various operators and aircraft. To learn more about second in command and other professional pilot jobs, commercial pilot certificates, and everything else regarding the wonderful world of aviation, subscribe to the FLYING Magazine.



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