Join the Backcountry Team

At Backcountry Aviation, we are dedicated to providing safe, reliable, and efficient air transportation services. We are a dynamic and ambitious company with a goal of restoring regional air travel in the Northwest and taking it to new heights.

We believe that our team is the key to our success, and we are always looking for passionate and motivated individuals to join us.

We're Hiring!

Are you a skilled aviator with exceptional leadership qualities? Backcountry Aviation, a Part 135 airline operating in the Pacific Northwest, is seeking a talented and dedicated Chief Pilot to join our growing team. As Chief Pilot, you will be instrumental in guiding our flight operations, ensuring the highest standards of safety, and leading our team of skilled pilots.


Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Chief Pilot will be responsible for supervising flight operations personnel in compliance with FARs and ensuring that all pilots are trained, qualified, and proficient for Parts 91 and 135 operations. This position has both tactical and strategic elements; seeking solutions to short-term operational issues and planning long-term solutions to support Backcountry’s strategic vision.


  • Flight Operations and Operational Control:
    • Oversee and manage flight operations, ensuring compliance with all FAA and company regulations and safety standards.
    • Authorized by the Director of Operations to exercise Operational Control.
    • Collaborate with operations and maintenance teams to streamline flight schedules and maintain aircraft airworthiness.
    • Responsible for the assignment and scheduling of all pilots.
    • Serve as PIC as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations.
  • Management and Training:
    • Supports the Director of Operations with employee management, including interviewing, hiring and counseling pilots and operations staff.
    • Directs all pilot training activities and compliance programs.
    • Supports the Director of Operations with preparing and maintaining pilot and operational records in accordance with Part 135 and DOT requirements.
    • Ensures accurate and consistent communication with pilots.
    • Prepare and distribute applicable crew member instructions, bulletins, and manual information.
  • Safety and Regulatory Compliance:
    • Promotes safety in all areas of the operation and ensures implementation of safety programs and management.
    • Has the authority and is accountable for all training and manual revisions.
    • Represent Backcountry Aviation in regulatory meetings and audits.

  • Must satisfy the applicable management qualifications of 14 CFR 119.69 and Chief Pilot experience requirements of 14 CFR 119.71(c).
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate with Cessna 402C and/or T303 type ratings.
  • Minimum of 1,500 flight hours, with at least 500 hours of multi-engine (AMEL) PIC time.
  • Previous experience in a leadership role within a Part 135 airline is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, team-building and communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and handle administrative, operational and flight duties as needed.
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Company Manuals, Operations Specifications, FAA and DOT regulations and aviation safety standards.
  • Must pass DOT drug and alcohol test and hold a valid FAA First Class Medical.
  • Ability to travel to offsite locations, including attending meetings or events as a representative of Backcountry Aviation.


  • Competitive salary base starting at $100,000
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid time off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Possibility to be based in Port Angeles or Seattle
  • Possible relocation assistance as needed
Join us as we continue to revolutionize regional aviation and provide unparalleled travel experiences to our passengers. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and flight logbook to with "Chief Pilot Application" in the subject line. We look forward to welcoming an exceptional aviator to our Backcountry family!

Pilots - Cessna

We are seeking skilled and passionate pilots to help us take flight and grow in the state of Washington, serving cities such as Port Angeles, Seattle, Bellingham, and others. Join us and be part of the team that is revolutionizing air travel in the Pacific Northwest.


  • Meet FAA Part 135 Operator requirements
  • Minimum of 1,500 flight hours and 500+ hours of multi-engine experience
  • Multi-engine aircraft experience (Cessna 300/400 or similar preferred)
  • First Class Medical Certificate
  • ATP (MEL)
  • Open to retired candidates over 65


  • Competitive salary - Base pay for Full-Time pilots is $75k/yr
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Full-time and part-time positions available, based near CLM, SEA or BLI.

If you’re interested in joining the team, please send your resume to We’d love to hear from you!

Aircraft Mechanic

We're currently seeking an experienced Aircraft Mechanic to join our team. As an Aircraft Mechanic, you will be responsible for visually inspecting and testing aircraft equipment, troubleshooting and repairing system malfunctions, and maintaining aircraft structure. You will also provide maintenance coverage at Line Stations and conduct maintenance inspections to ensure the airworthiness of the aircraft.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Visually inspects and tests aircraft equipment.
  • Troubleshoots, detects malfunctions, communicates information to Maintenance Control and other maintenance personnel as needed to diagnose and/or repair system malfunctions.
  • Communicates regularly with Maintenance Control, indicating aircraft status and condition.
  • Provides maintenance coverage at the Line Stations or traveling with the aircraft as a “Flight Mechanic”.
  • Ensures Flight Log Pages are e-faxed after each departure.
  • Repairs and maintains aircraft structure. On time departure of aircraft while maintaining safety in work area .
  • Participates in the RII (Routine Inspection Items) Program.
  • Conducts briefings with the inbound Flight Deck Crew ensuring a clear understanding of all maintenance write-ups that are to be addressed at the turnaround or layover.
  • Conducts maintenance post/ preflight inspections (walk around) to ensure problems or malfunctions are found prior to Flight Crew arrival.
  • Performance of Interior Cabin Inspection.
  • Repairs and Maintains interior cabin systems and components as required.
  • Follows maintenance reference to ensure airworthy of aircraft.
  • Communicates with outside sources at a variety of stations for servicing, equipment and assistance.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Maintenance.

Backcountry Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Requirements:

  • Associates degree or technical training with a minimum of 2-4 years’ experience on Cessna 402’s, with a minimum of 3-5 years total aircraft maintenance experience (or equivalent combination of education/training and experience).
  • Ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write simple correspondence and routine reports. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small groups of customers and other employees of the organization.
  • Cessna Twin Engine aircraft experience Preferred.
  • Avionics Experience Preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Previous experience working with Computerized Maintenance Tracking Programs such as CAMP, MyCMP, Flightdocs, Corridor, or similar preferred.

Education or Formal Training:

  • A&P Certificate (Required)
  • Inspection Authorization Rating or the ability to obtain an IA. (Preferred)

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 7 + years of Aviation experience
  • Proficient in troubleshooting systems, inspecting airframe and engines, performing alterations, and replacing parts and components.
  • Proficient in understanding Manufacturers Maintenance Manuals and drawings.
  • Valid FAA A&P certification with 7 years of commercial line maintenance experience
  • Valid Driver License
  • Provide Training documents if available
  • Positive attitude towards productivity, safety, and quality maintenance
  • Good communication skills (verbal, written and radio)
  • Must have great customer skills
  • Must have own set of tools
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and show evidence.
  • Must be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 15% of time.

This is a Safety-Sensitive Position subject to random drug and alcohol testing under FAA guidelines:

  • Applicants must complete a pre-employment drug screen, comprehensive background check and/or fingerprinting to comply with company security requirements.


  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts

If you’re interested in joining the team, please send your resume to We’d love to hear from you!


About Us

We are a team of aviation professionals dedicated to making a difference in the industry. At Backcountry Aviation, we believe in providing safe, reliable, and efficient air transportation services to our customers. As a Part 135 operator, we are committed to meeting the highest standards set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Our experienced pilots, mechanics, and support staff are at the forefront of our operations, delivering an exceptional flying experience to our passengers.

Backcountry Aviation operates in the State of Washington, and together with our ticket sales and ground handling partner Dash Air Shuttle, we’re building a new regional airline to restore air service in the Northwest.

We are proud to be a growing airline and we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. Whether you're a young pilot just starting your career or an experienced aviator looking for new opportunities, Backcountry Aviation offers a dynamic and exciting work environment. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and a supportive culture that values teamwork, open communication, and a balanced work-life.

Join us and take your aviation career to new heights with Backcountry Aviation.