Charter startup SpeedBird is looking to add 30 more captains and 20 first officers as it expands its aircraft fleet, the Orlando, Florida-based company announced late last week. Qualifications include first officers with a minimum of 1,500 hours and captains with a minimum of 3,000 flight hours. Both positions also require “impeccable safety records.”
In return, pilots at the company work an eight-days-on, six-days-off schedule and there is no relocation requirement. Pilots also receive day, monthly, and annual incentive bonuses, as well as a dedicated crew concierge.
“Ensuring our clients a safe, personalized, and comfortable travel experience begins with our company culture,” said SpeedBird CEO Christopher Bull. “We welcome—and encourage—our pilots to be leading voices within SpeedBird, and we prioritize their insights and feedback in every aspect of our business. We are seeking pilots who want to help us shape an unparalleled client experience while authentically enhancing our culture as we continue to grow.”
SpeedBird’s fleet includes Cessna Citation X, CJ3, CJ2, and Beechjet 400A twinjets and Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop twins. Chief revenue officer Jamie Olofson told AIN SpeedBird is adding 12 more aircraft to its fleet by year-end. The company was launched earlier this year as the private air charter services division of The HeliTeam.