Alternate Tow Pilot

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Michelle Kersey
+1 571-323-5200

Website Akima

Job Description 
Alternate Tow Pilot

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Primary Location: US-CO-Colorado Springs
Clearance Level: Not Applicable

Akima Logistics Services (ALS)  provides the full spectrum of logistics services, ranging from performance-based and integrated logistics services (PBL & ILS), sustainment planning, material management, warehousing, and distribution to vehicle and equipment maintenance including legacy aircraft maintenance, sustainment, and transition support. ALS is also a major provider of role-player and foreign language speaking training support at U.S. Army installations across the nation. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to safety, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Job Description:  Alternate Tow Pilot

Performs glider/sailplane towing operations at the U.S. Air Force Academy (KAFF) Airfield. These operations include area tows, pattern tows, wave tows, and high altitude (12,500’) tows on USAF owned and operated gliders. Other duties will include conducting pre-flights, minor preventive maintenance, positioning of aircraft in hangars, assisting in fueling operations when requested and assisting other pilots in rope set up when requested. On occasion ALS Tow pilots are deployed to neighboring states to support USAF training and competitions. 

Have experience with and understand Air Force Flight operations; understand Air Force Instructions (AFI’s) 

Education: High School Diploma/Equivalent 
Experience: 3 – 5 Years
You must be able to meet all health requirements, including but not limited to, current and future vaccination requirements for infectious diseases such as COVID-19. 
Type of Experience:

500 hours as pilot-in-command with 50 total hours as pilot-in-command of light, tail wheel aircraft, including 10 hours as pilot-in-command, during the past year, of tow aircraft. Tow endorsements (preferably current) noted in logbook per FAA Part 61.


Current FAA Class II medical, Commercial pilot: airplane, single engine land.

Computer Skills:


Valid Driver’s License:


Drug Test:


Background Check:



M – F with varying shifts from sunrise to sunset. Some Sats and Suns. Must fly at least twice a month and provide at least 15 working days of availability each month excluding PTO.   

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Pay Rate:  

$54.86 per hour, plus Health & Welfare fringe dollars as defined under the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.


The benefits program offered will be as defined under the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Paid Leave:

 Leave benefits offered will be as defined under the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

EEO Statement:  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, gender-identity or gender expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other legally protected status.
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Hiring POC: Michelle Kersey
Hiring POC Phone: +1 571-323-5200

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+1 571-323-5200

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