[Repost] (Other) AW119 NVG HAA Pilot – New York

Helicopter Pilot – Canandaigua NY

Mercy Flight Central •

Canandaigua, New York, USA

Position Type:

Mercy Flight Central

Job Description:

Come join our team and share the excitement as we start a new chapter in our 30-year history and upgrade our fleet to newly built AW119Kx helicopters.”

Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Responsible for the safe operation of the aircraft
  • Prior to flight, the pilot will familiarize himself/herself with all available information concerning the flight, including aircraft airworthiness, current inspection status, aircraft discrepancy log, MEL deferral log, and maintenance release, if appropriate
  • Responsible for the safety of his/her passengers and crew, if required, direct activities of flight team members during flights
  • Before flight, obtains required briefings for the flight, including weather, NOTAMs, PIREPs, and operating procedures.
  • Coordinate with flight dispatchers and weather forecasting systems to keep abreast of flight conditions
  • Test and evaluate the performance of aircraft following maintenance procedures
  • Completes pre-flight risk assessments
  • Participates in company SMS program
  • Ensures the aircraft is pre-flighted, inspected, loaded, equipped, manned, and prepared for the flight assignment
  • Supervises loading and distribution of cargo and passengers and determines that weight and balance is within prescribed limitations and cargo is properly secured
  • Ensures proper preparation of flight logs, records, and maintenance forms
  • Attends and successfully completes initial and recurrent training and evaluations
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience Required:

If not exceeded by applicable national AHJ regulations, the pilot in command must possess the following:

  • 2000 total flight hours (or total flight hours of at least 1,500 hours and recent experience
  • A minimum of 1,200 helicopter flight hours
  • At least 1,000 of those hours must be as PIC in rotorcraft
  • 100 hours unaided (if the pilot is not assigned to an NVG base/aircraft)
  • 50 hours unaided as long as the pilot has 100 hours aided (if assigned to an NVG base/aircraft)
  • A minimum of 500 hours of turbine time and 1,000 hours of turbine time is strongly encouraged

Certificates and Licensing Required:

  • Valid FAA Commercial Rotorcraft Helicopter Certificate with Instrument Rating
  • Current FAA Medical First or Second Class

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must meet minimum vision and hearing standards
  • Work requires assisting the clinical team in the loading/offloading of patients and equipment
  • Must be able to move about and work effectively in the confines of the cockpit
  • Employee’s weight shall not exceed 240 pounds, inclusive of flight suit, appropriate footgear, and helmet
  • Ability to wear a commercially available respirator mask with proper fit when required


  • Full time
  • 7 days on / 7 days off (night-to-day rotation)
  • 12-hour shifts
  • Workover rates for coverage of open shifts during off weeks

Salary Range:

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Mercy Flight Central
2420 Brickyard Road
Canandaigua, New York 14424 USA

About MFC
We are the only independent, non-profit organization of air medical professionals in the Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and Central New York region. Now in our 30th year, Mercy Flight Central has cared for more than 16,000 critically ill and injured…

Healthcare / Dental / Life / Retirement
–Traditional w/ co-pay (68% employer paid)
–Hybrid co-pay/high deductible (68% employer paid)
–High Deductible/post deductible HRA (82% employer paid)
–Standard dental plan (80% employer paid)
–Health Savings Account (HSA) Funding (employer match)
–$2,000 annual benefit buyout
–$50,000 Aviation Life & AD&D Insurance (100% employer paid)
–Retirement Match
–New York State Short-Term Disability & Paid Family Leave
–Wellness Benefits

–Pilot Workover Pay at 1.5x hourly rate
–Set Schedule Rotation: 7 days on/7 days off
–Mileage Reimbursement
–Sick Call Coverage Bonus

–Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Program
–Holiday Double-Time Pay

–Tuition Assistance Program
–Employee Referral Bonus Program
–Identity Theft Protection

–Uniforms & PPE

–Company Sponsored Events

Supported Manufacturers:
Leonardo AugustaWestland (January 2023); Eurocopter

Supported Models:
Currently BK117; AW119Kx helicopter (January 2023)

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