Pilot - Cherokee 6

Island Air Service has openings for Cherokee 6 pilots.

These are permanent, year round positions. Island Air is well  known for our extensive training program that prepares new pilots for the challenges of flying in Kodiak. Our training program produces pilots who are capable and confident to fly in the Kodiak environment.

New pilots must meet the Part 135 VFR minimums of 500 hours, although 1000 hours plus is preferred. 

Duties include flying to 6 villages on Kodiak Island for both scheduled and charter operations.   Pilots must be able to load and unload the aircraft, manage unpredictable weather conditions, and work short, gravel runways.

After 1 year of flying the Cherokee,  options will be made available to move into a twin-engine BN lslander or Cessna Caravan. Pilots who spend two years in the wheel program would be considered for a transition to the float program which includes a Cessna 185 and the De Havilland Beaver. 

A complete benefit package is available which includes -health care, paid training, competitive pay, housing provided or housing allowance, Simple IRA match, short/long term disability, and discounted travel. 

Check us out on Facebook or Instagram. Contacts for these positions are Director of Operations, Erik Howard - [email protected] , Chief Pilot, Taj Shoemaker - [email protected]  General Manager ,John Whiddon [email protected] Phone-907-487-4596 Fax-907-486-4693


Floatplane pilots

Island Air Service has openings for experienced float plane pilots.   There are both seasonal and permanent positions available.  The successful applicant must have at least 1500 hours total time and a minimum of 500 hours of floatplane time.  Prior Part 135 experience required.  Island Air Service operates 2 De Havilland DHC-2’s, a Cessna 185 on floats and a Piper Super Cub on floats.  

The company promotes a proactive safety program in all areas of ground and aircraft operations.   Duties include flying to remote hunting and fishing camps; flying scheduled mail service; aircraft charters and bear viewing and flight seeing.  The Kodiak operating area is a demanding and challenging environment but is also one of the most beautiful locations in the world to fly.

A complete benefit package is available which includes -health care, paid training, competitive pay, housing provided or housing allowance, Simple IRA match, short/long term disability, and discounted travel. Check us out on Facebook or Instagram. Contacts for this position are Director of Operations, Erik Howard Email- [email protected], Chief Pilot, Taj Shoemaker, [email protected] or General Manager, John Whiddon, email: [email protected] Phone-907-487-4596 Fax-907-486-4693


A&P Mechanics

Island Air Service has immediate openings for experienced A&P mechanics.   A minimum of five years field experience is required.  Pay depends upon experience.   

Island Air Service fleet includes Cherokee 6's, a Cessna 208, Norman Britten Islander, DH2 Beavers and other Cessna aircraft. 

A complete benefit package is available which includes -health care, competitive pay, Simple IRA match, short/long term disability, and discounted travel. Check us out on Facebook or Instagram. Contacts for this position are General Manager, John Whiddon, email: [email protected], or  Adam Lutz, Director of Maintenance, email: [email protected] Phone-907-487-4596 Fax-907-486-4693  Forward a resume to the General Manager at [email protected]