King Air Firefighting Pilot

Virtual Req #622
Monday, September 18, 2023

About Us

At Dynamic Aviation, we solve unique challenges for our customers with innovative aviation solutions. Our focus is on operations that serve, protect, and enhance the lives of families and communities worldwide.  Whether modifying aircraft to help protect our service members overseas, performing geographical mapping for scientific research, or working to suppress large wild fires on the West Coast, we serve with integrity and excellence.


Since our beginning in 1967, Dynamic Aviation continues a legacy of building strong relationships among our coworkers, community and customers.  Guided by our values, our talented team of more than 500 aviation professionals provide the foundation of our success. At Dynamic Aviation, everyone has the opportunity to make an impact and enrich the lives of others.


You will grow both personally and professionally being a part of our team. We enjoy helping our employees achieve their potential and support them every step of the way. 


Are you ready to make a difference in your career and in the world?  Opportunity awaits!

Job Purpose: 

We are currently looking for a King Air Firefighting Captain to provide safe and professional short notice, on-demand, aerial firefighting operations in Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft. Check out a short video of our firefighting mission:  


Company Compensation and Perks:   

  • Paid hourly, estimated yearly earnings ~ $80,000 - $130,000+
  • Schedule is 13 days on (includes travel days) / 9 days off  
  • Relocation is not required 
  • Full-time position
  • Company paid airline, hotel, and rental car
  • Per Diem  
  • Company paid training with no backlog
  • Comprehensive Benefits offered  
    • Medical, Dental, Vision  
    • HSA/FSA
    • Life Insurance, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability  
    • Employee Assistance Program  
    • 401(k) with Company Match
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Paid Holidays  
    • Company Wellness Program  

Job Location: 

  • California 
  • Relocation to California preferred, not required  


Job Responsibilities:  

  • Conduct short notice on-demand aerial firefighting flights in an Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS) role based out of various bases dependent upon national firefighting needs 
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities of a single Pilot in Command (PIC) 
  • Become familiar with the mission and customer requirements and determine a plan for the execution of the mission 
  • Conduct flight operations in accordance with Part 135 regulation standards and Dynamic operating procedures and policies 
  • Work as a team to support aircraft maintenance with a Field Technical Representatives to achieve the common goal while meeting or exceeding customer expectations 
  • Other duties as assigned 


Job Requirements:  

  • Commercial pilot multi-engine certificate and instrument rating 
  • The following minimum fixed wing qualifications:
    • Experience and qualifications are listed in Part 135.243 PIC under IFR
    • 1500 hours total time  
    • 1200 hours PIC in an airplane
    • 200 hours PIC multi-engine land  
    • 100 hours PIC ME fixed wing in the last 12 months
    • 200 hours PIC flying low level in mountainous terrain at 2500 feet AGL and below terrain identified as mountainous in 14 CFR 95.11 and depicted in the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) figure 5-6-5
    • 200 hours PIC night
    • 500 hours PIC cross-country
    • 50 hours PIC instrument in flight
    • 75 hours PIC instrument simulated
    • 25 hours PIC total time in Beechcraft King Air make and model  
    • 10 hours PIC in Beechcraft King Air make and model in the last 12 months  
  • Second class medical
  • Ability to travel and make travel arrangements on short notice for movement from one fire location to another
  • Ability to be issued an Interagency Pilot Qualification Card (i.e. pass the pilot carding process) 

It is the policy of Dynamic Aviation to prohibit and eliminate discrimination on grounds of race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristics protected by law. It is also Dynamic Aviation's policy to provide equal employment for all and comply with any affirmative action obligations pursuant to the Federal Executive Orders, 11246 and 11375, as amended. 


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $32.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $40.00