Tow Pilot

Colorado Springs, CO
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Aviation
  • Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Req ID: 2024-11136


Job Summary:

Akima Logistics Services is seeking an Alternate Tow Pilot for the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) at the Benjamin O. Davis Airfield. This Pilot operates Tow Planes in support of the 94th Flight Training Squadron soaring operations.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs glider/sailplane towing operations at the USAFA Airfield (KAFF). These operations include tows from the surface to 12,500 MSL for USAF owned and operated gliders.

  • Occasionally supports USAFA glider tow operations off site for 94th training camps and soaring competitions within a day’s flight of Colorado.

  • Conducts preflight inspections, positioning of aircraft in hangars, Tow Plane refueling, post flight cleaning of tow aircraft and periodic hangar floor cleaning.

  • Schedule - M-F with varying shifts from sunrise to sunset. Some Saturdays and Sundays. Must fly at least twice per month and provide at least 10 working days of availability each month excluding PTO.

  • Accomplishes required online safety and security training annually.

  • Maintains pilot flying and medical currency requirements.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

  • High School Diploma/Equivalent.

  • Must have 500 flight hours total time with 50 hours of tailwheel aircraft experience. Tow endorsement preferred.

  • Experience with Air Force Flight Operations preferred.

  • Current FAA Class II medical.

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate ASEL.

  • Valid Driver License.

  • Must pass background and drug screening.

Posted Salary Range


Benefits Information

CBA - The benefits and leave offered will be as defined under the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job: Aviation

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: ALS - Akima Logistics Services

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11136