VIRGIN AMERICA PLANS TO HIRE MORE THAN 100 PILOTS
Bay City News Service
February 13, 2006
The new start-up domestic airline Virgin America, which will
be based out of the San Francisco International Airport, is looking
to hire more than 100 pilots this year, the airline announced.
Applicants must meet specific qualifications, including Federal
Aviation Administration Airline Transport Pilot certification,
at least 5,000 hours in an airplane, 2,000 hours as a pilot-in-command
and 1,000 hours as a pilot-in-command of a turbine aircraft, the
"The FAA's system safety certification process is extremely
comprehensive," Joe Houghton, Virgin America's chief pilot,
said in a statement. "We're looking for the most qualified
pilots available, people who are ready to roll up their sleeves
and jump right in to help make Virgin America a great place to
work for our team members and a great airline to fly for our customers."
Interested applicants can apply on Virgin America's Web site
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