Flight Crew Trainee Program

Requisition ID
Bay City, Wisconsin

Job Profile

Grow your pilot career with Red Wing Aviation – enjoy a clear career pathway to follow in becoming a pilot in the Vista family of companies.  The Flight Crew Trainee Program (FCT) provides you with all the advantages of being a full-time salaried employee with benefits, while supporting you through flight training. Our structured Flight Crew Trainee Program offers mentorship and comprehensive training with hands-on learning opportunities that will set you on the path to becoming a successful pilot.


About RWA

RWA, the light Jet offering of the Vista family of companies, manages the innovative and exciting XO brand in the US charter market.  We deliver an environment that supports our crew with a cohesive Operational Control Center, experienced Repair Station and effective Training Department. We are also a “Just” Culture with a fully integrated Safety Management System. 


Flight Crew Training Program Offerings:

  • The FCT program provides full-time employment within a department at RWA utilizing your skills as a pilot (Operational Control Center) and a schedule that will provide opportunity to complete flight training
  • In addition to a schedule that provides time for you to focus on pilot training goals, you will receive financial support for your pilot training (up to $30,000)
  • Assignment to a “Partner” flight school near RWA Headquarters
  • Citation Ultra 560 Type Rating
  • Citation Ultra First-Officer Position
  • Full-time salary, benefits, and training
  • Work alongside industry leaders and mentors who are committed to your success
  • Access and advancement in the Vista family of companies


FCT Program Eligibility:

  • Hold a Private Pilot’s License
  • 75-100 hours total time
  • Current 1st Class Medical
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid US Passport


FCT Program Benefits:

  • Salary and medical, dental, vision plans are available first day of employment
  • 401k program – dollar for dollar match annually to $8,000/$11,000 – No Vesting period
  • Flight training financial Reimbursement
  • Relocation assistance
  • Pilot seniority number from first day of employment
  • Career progression – upgrade and flow through to RWA partners/sister organizations

Red Wing Aviation is an equal opportunity employer, providing equal employment opportunities (EEO).


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