Location: Hammond, LA
SkyLens employs commercial pilots for seasonal contract positions flying our Cessna 172 and Piper Aztec aircraft. The regular aerial imaging season is November through May, however we operate 365 days per year with a reduced fleet in the off-season. Regular season classes are held in October. If you would like to apply, please review the requirements and follow the instructions below exactly.
AERIAL IMAGING PILOT
• Build 100+ hours per month, including night, IFR and XC
• Fly all over the contiguous 48 US states and Canada
• Well-maintained aircraft
• Aircraft equipped w/ 430W/530W
• Company issued credit card
• Competitive salary guarantee
• Healthcare Reimbursement Plan (HRP)
• Escalating monthly performance bonuses
• Contract completion bonus
• Company-paid single-occupancy room
• Company paid car rental
KEY JOB DETAILS
W2 Employee - Not 1099. Regular season contract is 7 month commitment with no hard time off. Downtime for weather and aircraft maintenance provides plenty of time off. All pilots start in the C172.
21 years of age or older
FAA issued Pilot Certificate
2nd or 1st Class Medical Certificate
250+ total logged flight hours
(in aircraft, not simulator)
10+ hours in Cessna 172
Commercial Single AND Multi Engine Land
Instrument rated, current and proficient
Read, write and speak clear English
Impeccable radio skills
Experience in busy class B and C airspace
Life situation that allows for 7+ months away from home
COVID19 vaccination or documented positive antibody test
SkyLens receives approximately 20 resumes for every available position. Below are the current competitive qualifications.
350+ logged flight hours
40+ MultiEngine hours (at controls)
Previous employment as pilot
OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Time logged in PA23 (Piper Aztec)
CFI / CFII / MEI
Mountain flying experience
Previous aerial imaging experience - especially w Pictometry/Eagleview system.
Former US Military service men and women
Availability and willingness to work more than one season.
We do not accept phone calls regarding employment.
Email your resumé to:
Put the word "resume" in the subject field (w/o the quotes) followed by a space then your last name. Attach your resume to your email in the form of an actual pdf, doc or other word processor file. (Not a downloadable link like Google docs)
In the email body, write a short cover letter about how you would deal with the 7 month stretch away from home and any other details that would make you a good SkyLens pilot candidate. If you are being referred by a mutual acquaintance not listed in your resumé please indicate so.
Please include your flight training history, complete employment history for the past 5 years, Total time, Multi time, Actual IFR time AND Hood IFR time, any previous aerial mapping experience and type of aircraft flown. A personal reference from your CFI or pilots you've flown with is helpful but not required. Be advised: Not following these instructions exactly may result in your resume not being routed properly and therefore never reviewed, and in any case, the inability to follow instructions is a disqualifying factor.