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Freight Runners Express / Air Charter Express (FRE/ACE) is currently seeking First Officers for upcoming classes in 2022. Let us help you fast track your career!

We consider all our First Officers to be Captains in training. This job will provide you with an ample amount of turbine time, valuable all-weather experience, and the opportunity to upgrade from on-demand cargo to passenger operations. Our company runs 365 days a year in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. We have approximately 350 weekly departures.

Our aircraft proudly feature updated avionics, on-board weather and autopilots, new paint, and our crews benefit from a completely paperless experience with company issued iPads.

Competitive pay and benefits with ranges based on bonuses earned and miles flown

$52,000 - $72,000 possible your 1st year; Up to $87,000 - $127,000 year 2

Earnings over a 5-year period $470,000 - $670,000

Paid mileage flown

Per diem - up to $55/day


  • FAA CMEL Pilot Certificate w/Instrument Rating
  • FAA First Class Medical
  • 750 hours total time (1,000 preferred)
  • 500 hours PIC
  • 50 hours actual instrument
  • Must be instrument current/proficient
  • Valid US Passport
  • Able to travel unrestricted to Canada, Mexico and all countries in the Caribbean
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Pass background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • 2-year Training Agreement
  • Milwaukee Based
  • Competitive schedules by quarter with minimum 25 days off
  • Bonuses for upgrading, longevity and employee referrals
  • Paid Vacation
  • Private Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability Insurance (We offer one of the best medical plans available, which limits employee out-of-pocket expenses to $1,000/calendar year)
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with company match
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Paid training with all pilots receiving formal in-house ground and flight training
  • Company-paid hotels during training and up to 5 days after completion of check ride
  • Travel expenses for interviewing may be eligible for reimbursement up to $750
Although we have two names, we are one company. In 1985, Freight Runners Express® began flying cargo throughout Wisconsin with one single engine airplane. In 1992, we added passenger service using the name Air Charter Express.

Since then, FRE/ACE® has grown tremendously, and now operates a fleet of almost 30 aircraft throughout North America. This longevity and growth have given us the first-hand experience necessary to provide safe and reliable flights.

We are a growing company with plenty of room to advance your career and increase pay based on job performance, upgrades and duration of employment.

We are proud to be a drug and alcohol-free workplace and require pre-employment and random prohibited substance testing. Each applicant must be a United States citizen or have the right to work in the United States. FRE/ACE is an equal opportunity employer.