Horizon Air Careers | First Officer Jobs in New York

The First Officer is responsible for ensuring a safe journey and a positive experience for all Horizon Air (QX) guests while continually maintaining a high-level of professionalism. This is a union represented position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:


  • Performs as Second in Command in the transport of passengers, mail, freight, or for other commercial purposes. Responsible for all aspects and conduct of flight to include preflight of required paperwork and restrictions, conduct of safe flight, and all post flight duties.
  • Complies with Federal Aviation Regulations, Company Flight Procedures, and Company Policies on scheduled flights and routes to ensure safety of flight.
  • Coordinates tasks to permit flight fueling, loading, passenger handling, etc. and associated duties to transport passengers in a safe manner in accordance with company policies, and procedures, FOM, FAR’s, and CRF’s.
  • Pilots are team members both in the flight deck (Cockpit Resource Management), and with other operational departments.
  • Pilots are expected to present a professional image at all times, including grooming standards and demeanor, as a key representative of the company to both internal and external customers.



    • A minimum of 1,500 hours of total flight time or R-ATP qualified.
    • 500 hours of cross country flight time or 200 if R-ATP or military qualified
    • 100 hours of night flight time.
    • 250 total hours of flight time as pilot in command including 100 hours of cross-country flight time and 25 hours of night flight time.
    • 75 hours of instrument flight time in actual or simulated instrument conditions.
    • 25 hours of multi-engine flight time.
    • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with multi-engine and instrument ratings.
    • Must possess a current First-Class FAA Medical Certificate.
    • FCC permit restricted radiotelephone operator.
    • Must have and be able to maintain a valid passport allowing unrestricted travel, without a TRP, to and from the U.S.
    • Must possess valid Driver’s License.
    • Must be willing to accept a base assignment in Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Spokane, WA; Boise, ID; or Medford, OR based on company need.
    • Must be willing to work multiple days away from home, working a varied schedule, including weekends and holidays without restrictions.
    • Ability to communicate in English.
    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Minimum age of 21 years old.
    • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 100 hours of multi-engine flight time
  • 100 hours flown in the last 24 months
  • Four-year degree from an accredited University.
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