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135 Captain Cargo Pilot

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Annual Salary $55,000.00
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Encore Air Cargo has an immediate opening for a Cessna 404 Captain for our Aberdeen, SD base. This position operates a scheduled route between KABR and KFSD on a cargo feeder contract running Monday PM through Saturday AM with overnights in FSD.

Pilots are responsible to safely and efficiently fly their assigned air cargo route in accordance with all FAA and TSA regulations. They are also responsible for ensuring flight plans are filed, checking weather/NOTAMs, and conducting pre-flights and post-flights. Applicants must possess excellent customer service skills and may be needed to help with loading and unloading of their aircraft. Contact Encore Air Cargo for a more complete list of duties and responsibilities.

Competitive salary varies by assigned aircraft, route, and position. Cessna 404 qualified Captains may earn $55,000 annually. $6,500 annual retention bonus starts the second year of employment. Full time pilots are eligible for our standard benefits package, which includes health insurance (including option for dental), 401K with company match, ESOP, life insurance, PTO, AFLAC, and company reimbursement for FAA medicals. Encore Air Cargo also has an ATP/CTP course assistance program available. We are an employee owned company with ESOP eligibility beginning after one year of employment. Company also provides for lodging and crew cars when away from base. We are an EEO employer.

Pilots must meet the following 135 qualifications and flight time experience requirements:

  • Commercial/Instrument AMEL or ATP
  • 1200 Total Flight Time
  • 500 Cross Country
  • 100 Night
  • 75 Instrument (actual+simulated)
  • Valid 1st or 2nd Class Medical

Contact us with any questions or for more information. We would be happy to talk to you and have you become part of the Encore Air Cargo team! Please send resumes to and reference Avjobs when applying for this position.

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For your specialized shipping needs, Encore Air Cargo, a Bemidji Aviation subsidiary, offers regularly-scheduled freight routes throughout the Midwest, as well as having aircraft available to transport your cargo anywhere in the continental North America. Our same-day service boasts a 99.9% on-time performance standard. Encore Air Cargos close proximity to U.S. customs allows freight to be moved through customs quickly and easily, thanks to the ports local control, our personalized service and congestion-free access. Around-the-Clock Access - when time is of the essence and tomorrow is too late, Encore Air Cargo is ready and available to help you meet your most pressing delivery deadlines - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Around-the-Country Delivery - our crew of experienced pilots is able to fly anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. Our ability to utilize smaller airports gives us the flexibility to deliver your cargo closer to its final destination and avoid closings or delays that may occur at major airports.

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