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Helicopter Pilot - contract

Helicopter Pilot - contract


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Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets after pending transactions. Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believes in a vision and is dedicated to making Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc a communications powerhouse. We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KATU-TV, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Oregon seeks a backup helicopter pilot.  KATU’s helicopter is a Bell 206B Jet Ranger.  The backup pilot operates the aircraft in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with all appropriate FAA regulations and Rotorcraft flight manuals.  The backup pilot is also responsible for helping KATU's full-time pilot with tracking and scheduling maintenance and mechanical issues, as well as keeping the aircraft clean at all times.  The backup pilot must understand how to perform all maneuvers, procedures, and emergency operations appropriate for a Bell 206B.  

Must have U.S. commercial pilot license or higher with Rotorcraft Helicopter class rating

Must have second class or higher FAA medical certification (unrestricted)

Prior Bell helicopter factory pilot training

Prior experience working with microwave/ENG transmitters and receivers in helicopter

Must have completed 4000 hours total time, 3000 helicopter time, 1000 turbine time

Must have 750 hours Bell 206 time

Must have 500 hours mountain time

Must have 350 hours unaided night time

Must comply with all federal and state drug and alcohol policies

Must have a valid driver's license

Must be able to work unusual schedules, including weekends and nights as necessary

Other duties as assigned

    Experience: 5-7 years of experience required Education: High school diploma or GED equivalency required

 Candidates must apply online to be considered. Apply below or at


Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Seasonal/Temp
Job Type Other
Education High School
Experience 5 to 7 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Broadcasting - Radio - TV
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID PORT01017
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Helicopter Pilot - contract

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