Frequently asked questions
Where are your pilot bases?
Most of the communities that we serve are pilot bases for our Captains. 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.
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.
Initial Pilot Training - Cessna 402
How is pilot training paid?
Training is paid on an hourly basis and starts from day one of ground school. You will be guaranteed 40 hours pay per week during training. You will also be provided a single-occupancy hotel room for the duration of training.
Where is training held?
Training is conducted at the company's headquarters in Hyannis, MA. All of our training is completed in-house with our own instructors, airplanes and FTD. Most of the flight training is conducted in the Cessna 402.
Benefits & Pay
What is the pay scale?
What are the benefits for pilots?
A few of the benefits of full time pilots are; CASS Benefits and family pass benefits, Known Crew Member, relocation allowance, FAA medical reimbursement, uniform allowance, partial matching 401K, Employee Stock Ownership Program, long-term and short-term disability, health & dental insurance, paid volunteer time, paid leave, paid holidays and the opportunity to start and end in your base every night. Additional information on benefits will be provided at the interview.
Do you offer jumpseat privileges and pass travel agreements for family?
Cape Air is proud to offer our pilots CASS privileges. We have jump seat agreements with most major, regional and cargo carriers. We also offer great pass travel benefits (with most domestic and international carriers) for eligible family members.
Is there a commitment required to work at Cape Air?
As a new hire pilot you are asked to sign a training commitment letter, committing to employment at Cape Air for 6-18 months depending upon your qualifications when hired.
How do I apply?
Please see the Apply page of this website for detailed instruction on how to apply. For information on Pilot Recruiting, the Gateway Program or upcoming recruiting events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.