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  • Where are your pilot bases?
    Most of the communities that we serve are pilot bases. Many of our pilots choose to live in their base, as that is where their assigned flying begins and ends every day. Our pilots bid for their base twice a year through a seniority bid system, which allow for some of the seasonal transitions many of our pilots do every spring and fall. New England: Hyannis MA, New Bedford MA, Boston MA, Provincetown MA, Martha’s Vineyard MA, Rutland VT, Lebanon NH, Rockland ME, Augusta ME, Bar Harbor ME New York: Saranac Lake Montana: Billings Midwest: Chicago, IL (ORD), Marion IL, Kirksville MO, St. Louis MO, Owensboro KY Caribbean: San Juan PR, Mayagüez PR, Vieques PR, St. Croix (U.S.V.I.), St. Thomas (U.S.V.I.), Tortola (B.V.I.) Some home based options are also available!
  • How are pilot bases assigned?
    Pilot bases are determined through a seniority bid system. Many pilots will be required to transition between our regions for the summer and winter seasons. Monetary assistance is given to transition pilots once hired with Cape Air. Newly hired pilots can expect to be based in any of our regions.
  • What are pilot schedules like?
    We use a seniority bid system to determine pilot schedules within each base. Generally, our pilots begin and end their day in their base, so they are home every night. This may, however, require pilots to relocate to their base. Pilot schedules vary depending on the region and the season. Some examples of possible pilot schedules include: 4 days on/3 days off schedule, 3 days on/3 days off schedule. We run flying incentive programs throughout the year that reward pilots for picking up extra flying on their days off. Also, our pilot bids vary in duration, with longer schedule bids during the height of our seasons, summer and winter, and short schedule bids in the in-between months.
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