Best opportunity for starting aviation career!
Southern Airways Express is, without a doubt, the best place for a new pilot to get started in their career. The opportunities to learn and grow as an aviator are endless, and the challenging yet positive environment makes this easily one of the best aviation companies for which you can work.
I started with about 300 hours as a first officer. I flew with some excellent captains who taught me "the ropes" and how we do things in the airline world. Flying in different kinds of weather, with different kinds of people, and flying passengers into large, international airports are all experiences that I know will stay with me the rest of my career. I'm now a captain with Southern Airways and feel that I was very well prepared to be a PIC.
Management is excellent. Schedules are fair and consistent. The chief pilot, COO, and even the president of the company are available and quick to respond. They are very helpful in guiding you through the different questions that might arise and help you learn/understand the regulations.
I have to tip my hat to maintenance as well; they work very hard to keep our aircraft well maintained in excellent working order. I cannot imagine how challenging that must be, and yet they do a stellar job. They are very responsive to the needs of the pilots and do everything they can to accommodate our needs.
If you're considering working here, definitely join up! It is, by far, one of the best kept secrets for low-time pilots. I couldn't be more happy with my experience, and I'll always recommend someone works here.
Excellent management, great pilots, great maintenance, great schedules and time requests