Fly More. Earn More. Becoming a Nicholas Air Pilot

Pilot Salaries & Perks

NICHOLAS AIR offers industry competitive compensation based on the aircraft type and schedule selected. There is no waiting period as your full salary begins upon your hire date. In addition to the annual salary, flight hour bonuses are available for every 1,000-hours flown.

  • Off-Day Guaranteed Pay
  • Competitive Pay & Advancement
  • Keep Your Airline, Rental Car, & Hotel Points for Your Personal Use

Pilot Benefits

  • Industry Competitive Compensation
  • Full Salary Begins Upon Hire Date
  • Industry’s Most Flexible Schedule Options
  • Home Based
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Company Provided Uniforms
  • Meal Allowance up to $60 Per Day
  • Travel & Hotel Expense
  • Known Crewmember Participant
  • Potential for Growth & Advancement

Flexible Pilot Schedules

At NICHOLAS AIR, we provide flexible options to choose a schedule that works best for you and your family. Current qualifications and prior experience help determine which aircraft and tier program will be the best fit for you. We understand life happens and schedule changes are necessary. We give you the flexibility and freedom to switch schedules as needed to fit your personal preference. Travel to and from duty takes place on the first and last day of rotation.

Nicholas Air Pilots

NICHOLAS AIR takes incredible measures to maintain our world-class culture of extraordinary customer service. Pilots are the face of our company and an integral part of our services. The motto “Our Planes, Our Pilots” is the driving force of selecting highly qualified pilots who share our focus on providing an exceptional experience for our Members on every flight.

Our pilots strive for excellence, professionalism, and attention to detail. These qualities set the standard in our industry. A strong work ethic flexibility, proficiency, and precision are all prerequisites for a successful career with NICHOLAS AIR.

The following is a list of preferred characteristics for an ideal candidate:

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to SAFETY
  • Act as a Brand Ambassador for the company
  • Flexible to fluctuating flight schedules
  • Team player displaying the utmost respect for fellow team members
  • Proactively strive for maximum efficiency and continuous improvement
  • Exude the highest level of customer service with emphasis on exceeding Member expectations

Safety First. Always.

All pilots are employed by NICHOLAS AIR and must hold a Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot License depending upon aircraft assignment. Flight crews are provided bi-annual simulator training at approved training centers. NICHOLAS AIR has operated accident-free since inception and holds ARGUS, WYVERN, and IS-BAO safety ratings.

The Nicholas Air Fleet

All aircraft in the fleet are owned and operated by NICHOLAS AIR. The fleet consists of: Pilatus PC-12s, Phenom 100, Citation CJ3, Phenom 300, Citation Latitude, and Challenger 300 jets.

NICHOLAS AIR has the industry’s newest fleet with an average aircraft age under 5 years. Each pilot is assigned and dedicated to a specific aircraft type to ensure the crew’s cockpit awareness and knowledge of the aircraft. Our service area includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Nicholas Air Pilot FAQS

How many hours can I expect to fly a year?

It depends on which airframe and schedule you choose. The typical 8/6 schedule usually flies between 300-600 hours per year.

Is there a way to make extra money?

Yes, there are multiple ways to make extra money at NICHOLAS AIR. Pilots receive extra compensation for working on non-rotation days and for hours flown over the guarantee.

Is there a daily allowance for food?

Yes, each pilot is allowed $60 per day on their company credit card.

Do you offer a pilot referral program?

Yes, our pilots are our greatest ambassadors and can earn up to $9,500 per referral.

How is NICHOLAS AIR different from other operators?

There are many things that set NICHOLAS AIR apart from other operators. First, all of our pilots are home based which means that we airline our pilots to and from an airport where they live. NICHOLAS AIR provides a consistently superior experience for our Members by working as a team with our pilots and support staff.