Thermal, CA Flight Operations
Job Type


Desert Jet is looking for an experienced, and exceptional Captain to join our talented team! As a Captain, you will be responsible for commanding and operating various aircraft on behalf of Desert Jet’s 135 charter certificate while ensuring safe and efficient operations in compliance with FAA regulations and company policies. This is a vital role to the safe and efficient execution of flight operations and is a DOT regulated position. 


We love working here and think you will too! Here’s why:  


Our crew members rank among the most experienced and talented group of professionals in the aviation community. We understand that great success comes from a great team, and we believe that we have the best. 

  • Schedule is 8 days on, with a minimum of 6 days off.
  • Fresh and collaborative leadership team that values safety, culture, and YOU!
  • Fantastic crew environment! Our crews carry a wide range of experience and are trained to a higher standard that includes company INDOC training, sim training at the best facilities available, and an IOE mentoring program that ensures a comfortable and safe work environment.
  • Fly to beautiful and unique places that the airlines can’t go.
  • State of the art facility and the #1 rated FBO in the area.
  • Well maintained fleet consisting of King Air, Bravo, CJ3, and Sovereign aircraft.
  • Live and enjoy the beautiful Southern California lifestyle!

Company Benefits and Perks

  • $120,000- $160,000 annual base salary. 
  • Company paid benefits! Including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • 401(k) plan with a 6% match.
  • 10 days of PTO/year that starts accruing on your first day!
  • Opportunities to earn extra money. 
  • Pilots keep all hotel, airline, and car rental reward points. 

What Sets Us Apart?

  • One of the first 20 charter companies world wide to secure IS-BAO registration.
  • One of 16 charter companies to be rated Wyvern Wingman Pro.
  • ARGUS Platinum safety rating. 
  • No phone calls in the middle of the night for pop-up trips!
  • Support from a full-time Flight Ops team.
  • Set duty days.
  • Pilot focused, experienced leadership that works by your side, not from behind a desk.


Minimum Requirements and Skills:

  • FAA ATP Certificate
  • Current 1st Class Medical
  • No significant accidents, incidents, or enforcements in the last 5 years.
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills. 
  • Strong leadership abilities.
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Live In or be willing to relocate to the Southern California area.

Minimum Hourly Requirements: 

  • 2500 Total Hours
  • 1500- Total PIC Hours

Preferred Requirements and Skills:

  • CE500 type rating- obtained within the last 5 years
  • 250 hours in Bravo
  • 3000- Total Hours
  • 1000- Total Turbine Hours
  • 1000- Total Multi-Engine Hours
  • 250- Multi-Engine PIC Hours

It’s time to love your job again!

Salary Description
$120,000-$160,000 annually