Berry Aviation, Inc. San Marcos, Texas


Fixed Wing Pilot

    • Job Tracking ID: 512478-576093
    • Job Location: Kwajalein Atoll , MHL
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Temporary
    • Date Updated: May 17, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

About Us:

Berry Aviation, Inc. (BAI) is a trusted leader in private aviation, with a portfolio of services that includes Government, Private Charter, Scheduled and On-Demand Freight, Maintenance, and FBO operations. BAI was formed in 1983 in Austin, Texas. Shortly thereafter, in 1987, BAI extended its aviation services by becoming a Department of Defense CARB Approved Air Carrier with worldwide operating authority and has provided specialty aviation services to various branches of the U.S. Military and other U.S. Government organizations. BAI conducts CONUS and OCONUS operations with a fleet of over 31 aircraft, with past and current OCONUS operations including, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Johnston Island, Afghanistan, Peru, and Africa.

Our customers include all branches of the U.S. Military, Fortune 500 companies, NASCAR teams, and other Part 135 and 121 Air Carriers. BAI has twice been awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Award for Excellence. BAI has grown into a dynamic, customer-focused company with the knowledge, experience and manpower to operate on short notice with turnkey safe aviation services. All flight operations are conducted by comprehensively trained and experienced pilots working closely alongside our 24-hour dispatch personnel to maintain a thorough emphasis on safety and on-time arrivals.

We are experiencing continued success and growth as BAI is always expanding our operations into new markets. Services are provided with the utmost security and safety measures.

Berry Aviation, Inc. is a privately held certified small business employing approximately 200+ employees. Today the corporate headquarters that oversees the worldwide operation is located at the San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) 1807 Airport Drive San Marcos, TX 78666.

Mission Statement

'To continuously raise the bar for safety and customer satisfaction while demonstrating an uncommon ability to execute under the most challenging circumstances and the most difficult client requirements'.

Purpose of the job:

Berry Aviation, Inc. operates a fleet of two SA-227C Metroliners in support of the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site located in Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands approximately 2,200 miles southwest of Hawaii.

List of Duties:

  1. Pilot our Metroliners in transporting radar support personally and other to the island of Roi-Namur (50nm north) on a day to day basis.
  2. Fly to Wake Island 650nm north and Majuro island 250nm south of Kwajalein Atoll periodically.

This is a temporary assignment working in the Marshall Islands include:

Small town American atmosphere, no car (bikes ridden everywhere, no rent, no utility bills, meals provided, golfing, diving, snorkeling, fishing, pristine warm south Pacific waters, beaching, swimming, and craft shops.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum years of experience necessary to perform essential functions of the job:


  1. SA-227 Type Rating or Experience
  2. LUH-72A, BK117C2 or EC 145 Rating or Experience
  3. Previous Military Experience
  4. Previous Military Pilot School
  5. Us Army Instructor Experience
  6. Overwater Experience
  7. Army Aviation Safety Course Graduate


Minimum education level to perform essential functions of the job:

High School diploma (Preferred: Undergraduate degree)


Unique skills or certifications needed to perform essential functions of the job:


  1. FW Rated
  2. FAA First Class Medical
  3. Successful completion of FAA Background Check
  4. Successfully Pass Pre-employment Medical Examinations
  5. Successfully Pass Security Background Checks
  6. Passport requires
  7. ATP Airplane Multi-Engine Land
  8. Minimum 1500 hours Total
  9. Minimum 1000 hours as PIC
  10. Minimum 300 PIC hours is both Multi-Engine Airplane




Minimum: Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security clearance at the Secret level (U.S. citizenship required) Preferred: Holds a current and active U.S. Security clearance at the Secret level (U.S. citizenship required).

Physical requirements of the job:

Incumbent is required to: be able to lift a minimum of 50 Lbs., perform aircraft piloting duties for up to 10 hours a day, be exposed to a wide variety of weather conditions while working outside including but not limited to extreme heat, cold and adverse weather conditions.

Berry Aviation Corporate Office


Our Address:                            Hours of Operation:                   
1807 Airport Drive,                     Mon. to Fri. 8am to 5pm
San Marcos, TX, USA 78666