Thank you for your interest in a career as a NetJets aviator. 

We encourage you to browse the information below to become acquainted with our company, culture and hiring process.

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It’s about the unique experience we provide our Owners.

Who is NetJets?

The pioneer and worldwide leader in fractional aircraft ownership
In 1986, NetJets pioneered the concept that enables individuals and businesses to have the flexibility and control of owning a jet without the management responsibilities or costs of full aircraft ownership. NetJets Owners purchase an undivided interest in a specific aircraft type proportional to the number of hours they typically fly in a year starting at a 1/16th interest, the equivalent of 50 hours per year. If fewer hours are needed, they can still fly on NetJets with the Marquis Jet Card®, which is sold in single-year, 25-hour increments.

A worldwide operation equivalent in size to the largest airlines
The NetJets worldwide fleet of approximately 700 aircraft, including over 400 aircraft in the NetJets Aviation fractional jet ownership fleet, is equivalent in size to the world’s second largest airline and is comprised of 12 different aircraft types. NetJets has over 6,000 aviation professionals dedicated to the safe and efficient operation of over 325,000 flights annually to 160 countries and 4,300 airports worldwide.

A Berkshire Hathaway company
NetJets is the most financially secure private aviation company. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., NetJets has the resources to provide the safest and most reliable private aviation service available.

A global company
Through our different corporate entities, NetJets offers private jet services in the U.S. and Europe, giving us--and our Owners--global reach.

A customer list that is the Who’s Who of business, sports, and entertainment
The NetJets Owner roster encompasses some of the most successful companies and people in the world. NetJets respects our Owners' privacy so we do not share their names unless we have been given permission to do so.

Why join NetJets?

Safety culture
NetJets has an uncompromising commitment to safety. From our comprehensive recurrent training program to our dual-release dispatch system which gives our pilots the authority to remove aircraft or themselves from service due to safety or health concerns, safety is the foundation for everything we do.

The best equipment and support
Fly the newest aircraft with the latest avionics. Every pilot is FAA type-rated as captain and flies only one type of aircraft with universally outfitted flight decks, so they are completely familiar with the aircraft they are flying. Pilots are supported by an expert operations infrastructure that takes care of everything from flight plans to catering to ground transportation.

Top pay and comprehensive benefits package
NetJets offers:  
Excellent salary
Complete medical benefits effective upon date of hire
401K plan with company matching
Life and AD&D benefits
Paid time off
Annual vacation time:
- 1 to 4 years of completed service = 2 weeks
- 5 to 9 years of completed service = 3 weeks
- 10 + years of completed service = 4 weeks
Company provided uniforms and generous annual replacement credits
Generous meal allowance
Travel and hotel expenses


First Officer Base Wages by Schedule Type
Service Year CC 52 7&7/CC 60 CC 72 CC 76
1 $59,435 $62,563 $76,327 $81,332
2 $62,434 $65,720 $80,178 $85,436
2 $65,585 $69,037 $84,225 $89,748
4 $68,895 $72,521 $88,476 $94,277
5 $72,372 $76,181 $92,941 $99,035
6 $76,025 $80,026 $97,632 $104,034
7 $79,862 $84,065 $102,559 $109,285
8 $83,893 $88,308 $107,736 $114,800
9 $88,127 $92,765 $113,173 $120,595
10 $92,432 $97,297 $118,702 $126,486
Note: The Crew Choice Schedule is abbreviated above as “CC”. Please also see the CBA for Service Years 11+


Job flexibility

NetJets pilots have the ultimate in job flexibility.
They can live just about anywhere, choosing from among 100+ crew bases in the U.S.
They can choose from the following schedules:                                                                    

- 7 Days On / 7 Days Off
- CC 52
- CC 60
- CC 72
- CC 76


Job variety

No two days are the same. NetJets pilots may fly virtually anywhere based on where our customers want to travel.

Characteristics of a NetJets Pilot

NetJets is looking not just for the most experienced and accomplished aviators but also for individuals who have the ability to embody the interests of NetJets customers, their fellow employees, and the Company.

Specifically, we seek individuals who:
Demonstrate an unwavering dedication to safety
Focus on exceeding the expectations of each passenger as the norm
Act as an ambassador for the Company
Are open and flexible to ever-changing flight schedules
Empower and respect fellow team members
Strive for continuous improvement and increased profitability for the Company

Qualifications of a NetJets pilot

To qualify as a NetJets Aviation pilot candidate, you must have the following prerequisites:
Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (Multi-Engine Land)
Current FAA First Class Medical certificate
2500 hours total pilot time
500 hours fixed wing multi-engine time
250 hours instrument time (actual or simulated in flight - excludes simulator time)

Note that NetJets Aviation aircraft types include Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, and Hawker aircraft. 

Candidate selection process

Canidates will first be required to complete a phone screening process.

If you are selected for an interview with NetJets Aviation you will be contacted by our recruiting department to coordinate an assessment survey, interview dates, travel, and hotel accommodations.

Upon arriving at the NetJets Operations Center in Columbus, OH the candidate selection process will be conducted over two days.

Day One:

Attend a briefing about NetJets that includes a question and answer session
Interview with a panel of NetJets team members on technical and service elements
Drug screening and background check information.
Take a tour of the NetJets operating center

Day Two:
Logbook review
Simulator evaluation

What to expect if hired

New Hire Training: 
Basic Indoctrination at NetJets Operations Center in Columbus, OH (approximately 16 days)
   - Minimum of 8 days off to follow
Initial Aircraft (Simulator) Training – Location varies and duration can exceed a month for certain types of aircraft; however, the average is usually 22 days
   - Minimum of 12 days off to follow
After successfully completing training, pilot will be released to begin initial operating experience (IOE) training

Working Environment: 
Cockpit/Pilot station size – Pilots must fit and be able to fully function in NetJets aircraft
Owners will bring baggage and cargo of various sizes and weights that will be loaded by crewmembers
Owners and passengers can and will smoke during flight
Animals (including, but not limited to dogs, cats and birds) can and will be carried aboard the aircraft in the main cabin.  Animals are not usually in cages. This means NetJets pilots have direct contact with animal hair, feathers, etc.
With few exceptions, the maximum required duty day is 14 hours
The minimum rest period is 10 hours

Crew Bases:  
With the choice of over 100 Crew Bases in the U.S., our pilots can live just about anywhere. To view the list of Crew Bases, click here.

NetJets fleet

NetJets flies only the finest, most desirable jets in every cabin class from manufacturers such as Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, and Hawker aircraft. The variety of aircraft gives NetJets customers the ability to accomplish any mission and offers NetJets pilots a wide range of opportunity for employment and growth.

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