Wings Airways is a floatplane tour operator offering glacier flightseeing excursions from the historical Juneau downtown waterfront.
Guests from around the world daily make the choice to trust Wings to introduce them to all that is the amazing Juneau Icefield and historical Taku Glacier Lodge. We are a small company where every employee is an extremely valuable part of the “team”. We only hire a small staff each season and we require 110% of those hired.
This is the perfect position for people who function well in a fast paced, high-energy organization. We look for a positive can-do attitude, outgoing personality, genuine energy, and the desire to show guests the best that Southeast Alaska has to offer.
The Visitor Season: Early May through the end of September we provide tours. Most visitors will only have a few hours to a day to experience Juneau. We work long hours, and operate seven days a week.
The Tours: We have offered the following two tours since our beginnings…and chose not to expand so that we can continue to do what we do best!
- The Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Seaplane Discovery
- The 5-Glacier Seaplane Exploration
Seasonal pilot positions:
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These are the staff at the front counter assigning flights, analyzing weather, communing with pilots, and tour sales. The heart of our downtown floatplane base!
Most of our guests are met on the cruise ship docks lining the waterfront thus the term “Dock Rep”. Many times this will be the first contact with our company for the guest. We want them to immediately know they made the right decision in choosing us to show them the best of Alaska! A welcoming, professional, organized and alert staff member is we want them to meet to insure that experience. Doc Reps must be at least 16yrs or older.
Waterfront Ramp Service Personnel “Rampies” (aircraft ground crew):
Assisting pilots in the docking and departing of floatplanes. Safety, communication, and responsibility are a priority. Must be at least 18yrs or older. Applicant must be fit, able to lift 70lbs regularly, and able to work in a fast paced work place. Ability to operate a small skiff is preferred.
**Pay scale for all positions is based on experience and length of availability during the season (May though the end of September).
Email: Info@WingsAirways.com for information on all positions.
Are you an experienced pilot with at least 500 hours of float time? Do you enjoy flying beautifully-maintained, turbine-powered aircraft? Does being a part of a successful, well-established team appeal to you?
If yes, consider applying to join the special team at Wings Airways.
Pilots for Wings appreciate these attributes of the company:
- Strong safety culture.
- Standardized operations with flights over amazing scenery.
- Competitive Pay.
- Meticulously-maintained aircraft cared for by an award-winning maintenance team.
- No aircraft loading…excited guests are all that we fly.
- Summer seasonal flying that allows winter time travel or other work pursuits.
- Long-established company with close ties to the visitor industry.
- Highly rated guest experience.
- Fun, supportive team environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is it like to live in Juneau?
With a population of 33,000 residents, over 90 hiking trails, great fishing and hunting, and visitor industry offers to experience whale watching, helicopter tours, dog sleds rides, salmon bakes, zip-lines and more…it is a very special place to spend a summer. Name brand stores like Costco, Fred Meyer, Home Depot and Sportsman Warehouse help keep the cost of living in check while many locally-owned stores and restaurants add to the wonderful quality of life.
How about the fleet?
The fleet is made up of 5 DeHavilland Otters that have been upgraded with the Texas Turbine engine conversion. The 900 SHP Garrett turboprop is a favorite feature with our pilots. Each airplane also has electronic multi-function flight displays with GPS and ADS-B. The airplanes are meticulously maintained by an award-winning maintenance department.
What is the job like?
Our pilots enjoy flying visitors to Alaska over the spectacular scenery of the Juneau Icefield and to the historic Taku Glacier Lodge. There are no fish boxes or mail bags to load and trained ramp staff assist with docking the aircraft.
Our pilots fly approximately 350 hours during the May through September season. Typical schedules include 5 days on, 2 days off with flexibility to meet individual needs. Average duty day is 10 hours or less and we often do split shifts on busier days. When the day is done, our pilots go home to their own bed every night.
How are the pay and benefits?
We offer a very competitive daily pay rate. There is also a $1,000 bonus upon completion of the initial check ride and returning bonus of $3,000 for those pilots that re-join the team for subsequent seasons. We also offer a retirement plan with company match.
What is the company like?
The Wings Airways team has been over 30 years in the making. Unique for a small company, it enjoys a thriving company culture that is a fun team-oriented environment wrapped in a family-like atmosphere. Safety is the company’s top priority, a fact recognized by being the only Medallion Foundation Shield Carrier in Juneau. Our guests love their experience with us and we are ranked #2 out of all 85 outdoor activities in Juneau listed on Trip Advisor, and the highest rated flightseeing excursion. Our close ties with the cruise lines that visit Juneau position us well for continued success for many years to come.
A message from the leadership team:
Wings Airways is a special place to work. Safety is our top commitment and is a focus maintained by all our wonderful employees. With this foundation, we work hard to deliver an amazing experience for our guests, and our pilots play a central role in this mission. We are pleased to support our family-like team and hope you will consider whether Wings may be a good fit for you.
Joe Sprague, CEO Holly Johnson, President
Dan Corson, Director of Operations Wayne Love, Chief Pilot
We are looking for staff to live full time at our remote Taku Lodge. If you are hardworking, energetic and adventurous you should consider a summer with us in the wilderness. The search is on to add a few people to our close knit staff of 9 to 11 employees. Late April to the end of September.
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