Cessna Caravan

Nicholas Air
Steel Jet Pathway Program

Why Fly A RED Tail and Wear A BLUE Tie

Because You’re a NAME, Not a NUMBER. Become Someone, not Something.

Why Fly A RED Tail

The NICHOLAS AIR RED TAIL has come to symbolize the best that the industry has to offer in terms of strength, quality, and comfort. At NICHOLAS AIR, pilots know they are in control of one of the industry’s youngest fleets, operated by a brand that is committed to being the BEST, not the BIGGEST. For passengers, a NICHOLAS AIR RED TAIL immediately evokes the feeling of comfort, class, and the highest standards in the world for the passenger experience. From the moment the passenger pulls into the FBO, the RED TAIL welcomes them home and lets them know they are about to embark on another flawless journey aboard the industry’s best fleet.

Why Wear A BLUE Tie

To passengers the BLUE TIES worn by NICHOLAS AIR pilots are a symbol of comfort, knowing that the company including the Founder and CEO has hand selected only the best aviators in the industry. It is no secret that being selected to be a part of the NICHOLAS AIR flight line is challenging and requires an unwavering level of integrity. The BLUE TIES and BLUE EPAULETTES, recognizable by passengers and pilots all across the country, are worn only by the most professional, courteous, and dedicated pilots in the industry. It is a badge of honor that is never just handed out, but earned, and earned the right way.

Capt. Steve Fairbanks

Capt. Steve Fairbanks
Phenom 300

Capt. Jess Bauer

Capt. Jess Bauer
Challenger 350

STEEL JET Pathway Program Salary Ranges
Starting: $50K$85K

The NICHOLAS AIR STEEL JET Pathway Program is a way for new and upcoming aviators to start their careers in the aviation world. This program is designed to take a low time pilot and transition them into a Jet Captain by gaining experience and hours in our Cessna Grand Caravan and Sky Courier Multi-Engine turboprop. Depending on your current qualifications, the Pathway Program is designed to mold and prepare you for a transition to our flight line as a Jet Pilot within 2-4 years.

The program teaches all the fundamentals of the operation, from maintenance, operations, stocking, cleaning and how to prepare for the most exclusive Jet Job in the industry. A pilot position at NICHOLAS AIR is like being handed the keys over to a Ferrari. Our expectations are just higher, which is why the NICHOLAS AIR badge is known as the best air travel experience amongst our 1,000 affluent members. Our pathway program is an innovative way for new aviators to get there foot in the door and transition there way up becoming a professional.

Our motto, “You’re a Name, Not a Number” is important to us, as it enables our employees to be part of a team and not a union. If you are selected to become part of the NICHOLAS AIR Team, you will enjoy our strong commitment to running a sustainable business model that, for over 25 YEARS, has afforded our employees job security no matter the economic climate.


The NICHOLAS AIR Story is a 1 hour and 45 minute documentary and is the culmination of 25 years worth of hard work and dedication. Nicholas Correnti, the Founder and CEO of NICHOLAS AIR, tells the story of how our company came to be and what it has taken to succeed over the last 25 years. Our mission has remained the same since day one. We don’t strive to be the biggest— we will be the best.


The NICHOLAS AIR fleet is a thing of beauty. Ranging from the Very Light class Phenom 100 to the Super Midsize Challenger 350 and the new addition of the Heavy Jet Gulfstream G600, our fleet covers the full spectrum of private jet aircraft. Additionally, with an average age fleet of only 5 years, our pilots are secure in the knowledge that they are operating the best, most efficient, and more importantly, safest aircraft in the industry.

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