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Helicopter News Pilot - Part Time/Backup

companyiHeart Media
locationFlorida, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/5/2024

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The audio revolution is here - and iHeart is leading it! iHeartMedia, the number one audio company in America, reaches 90% of Americans every month -- a monthly audience that's twice the size of any other audio company - almost three times the size of the largest TV network - and almost 4 times the size of the largest ad-supported music streaming service. In fact, we have:

  • More #1 rated markets than the next two largest radio companies combined;
  • We're the largest podcast publisher, with more monthly downloads than the second- and third-largest podcast publishers combined. Podcasting, the fastest-growing new media, today has more monthly users than streaming music services or Netflix;
  • iHeart is the home of many of the country's most popular and trusted on-air personalities and podcast influencers, who build important connections with hundreds of communities across America;
  • We create and produce some of the most popular and well-known branded live music events in America, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the iHeartCountry Festival, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour;
  • iHeartRadio is the #1 streaming radio digital service in America;
  • Our social media footprint is 7 times larger than the next largest audio service; and
  • We have the only complete audio ad technology stack in the industry for all forms of audio, from on demand to broadcast radio, digital streaming radio and podcasting, which bring data, targeting and attribution to all forms of audio at an unparalleled scale. As a result, we're able to combine our strong leadership position in audience reach, usage and ad tech with powerful tools and insights for our sales organizations to help them build success for their clients at a more efficient cost than any other option.

Because we reach almost every community in America, we're committed to providing a range of programming that reflects the diversity of the many communities we serve - and our company reflects that same kind of diversity. Our company values stress collaboration, curiosity, welcoming dissent, accepting mistakes in the pursuit of new ideas, and respect for everyone.

Only one company in America has the #1 position in everything audio: iHeartMedia!

If you're excited about this role but don't feel your experience aligns perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At iHeartMedia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and are looking for teammates passionate about what we do!

What We Need:
We are seeking an experienced R-44 Pilot to fly as a BACKUP pilot for our Electronic News Gathering (ENG) flights in our Miami, FL market. Based out of North Perry Airport (KHWO)

What You'll Do:

  • Conduct pre-flight checks and routine maintenance on navigation, safety, and operating systems to ensure aircraft is fully operational.
  • Interface with air traffic controllers regarding flight route, weather conditions, etc.
  • Track flight hours and use to determine schedule for preventative maintenance; ensures instruments are certified in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.
  • Maintain written and computerized flight logs and aircraft/pilot records to comply with FAA regulations and other federal guidelines.
  • Participate in training and remains current on FAA Airworthiness Directives and related periodic publications.
  • Operate aircraft safely and efficiently to the maximize cost effectiveness of each fight.

What You'll Need:

  • Must have Robinson R44 PIC time and meet SFAR 73 requirements
  • Customer focus
  • Tolerance for stress in dealing with difficult situations and personalities
  • Flexibility around flight times
  • Ability to withstand demanding on-the-job flying times with early starts and late finishes
  • Requires flexibility in work schedules since the pilot works a split shift.
  • Minimum of 500 hours total pilot time, or 400 hrs with a Certified Flight Instructor License with Dual Instruction Given


  • Graduate of the Robinson Safety Course and Certified Flight School preferred


  • Commercial Rotorcraft License (helicopter) or add-on to Commercial Pilot's License.
  • FAA Class 1 or 2 Medical Certificate required
  • Certified flight instructor and Instrument Rating preferred

**Based out of North Perry Airport (KHWO)

What You'll Bring:

  • Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return
  • Subject matter expertise to conceive and communicate original ideas
  • A growth mindset with knowledge sharing and mentorship within the team
  • Open communication about a variety of complex ideas to encourage a broad point of view and build a team consensus
  • Strong desire for collaboration between teams
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to continuous process improvement for overall team effectiveness
  • Advanced problem-solving techniques


Salary to be determined by multiple factors including but not limited to relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and alignment with market data.

$20.00 - $25.00


Position Type:

Time Type:
Part time

Pay Type:


iHeartMedia's benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:

  • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options (employees meeting ACA measurement)
  • A 401K plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost - services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving
  • A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

We are accepting applications for this role on an ongoing basis.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Non-Compete will be required for certain positions and as allowed by law.

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Required skills

  • Live Broadcast
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Operating System
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