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Airship Pilot


Gardena, CA, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: Carson, CA
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 





About the Position

Goodyear is excited to present the opportunity to fly the Goodyear Blimp and travel the country with the airship and crew! As a Pilot for Goodyear, you will be in a very team-based position.  Ideal candidates who thrive in this role will be agile, flexible, collaborative, and will enjoy hitting the road with the crew for various PR engagements throughout the year. Obtaining proficiency, operating the airship in a safe, effective, and efficient manner, and assuring for optimum utilization of the aircraft are vital for the role. The ideal candidate will complete public relations assignments through appropriate planning and organizing of the airship operations which includes the airship, personnel, and ground support equipment as necessary all in compliance with corporate, OSHA and FAA regulations, requirements and policies.


Primary Responsibilities

  • The pilot will work in conjunction with the team to ensure that all Airship operations run smoothly and efficiently, both at the base and on the road (usually up to 100 days/ year).
  • Assist in the forward planning of airship flight operations. Arrange for travel accommodations (airports and motels) as necessary. Monitor weather conditions, communicate with crew, airport personnel, and passengers as necessary.
  • Obtain the proficiency to fly the New Goodyear Airship (NT). Master the complex systems and the most advanced flight controls ever installed in an Airship, from the vectorable propellers, to the thrust vector control system and the state-of-the-art Garmin glass cockpit design with EICAS.  
  • Fly the airship in a manner obtaining maximum exposure while meeting public relations requirements and within safe and operation parameters of the airship design. Interact in a professional and appropriate manner with corporate personnel, vendors, media, airport management, the general public, and Goodyear customers & potential customers.
  • Assist in the tactical management of operations and crew as required or assigned, including (1) passenger carrying, (2) night sign flights, (3) exposure flying cross country, television and test flights, and (4) completion of necessary files, records and logs.


Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma; FAA Commercial or ATP Pilot Certification, Instrument Rating, and Multi-Engine Rating are required.
  • College Degree, Flight Instructors Rating, Commercial Airplane, Helicopter, or LTA certifications are desired.
  • 1,250 hours of total Flight Time.  
  • Experience with Garmin technology and glass cockpit desired.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Able to maintain current knowledge of all FAA, Goodyear and other regulatory requirements, advisories, publications, and policies as required.
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Exposure to outdoor weather including rain, wind, thunder, lightning, snow, heat, humidity, fog, etc.  May tend to and/or fly airship in adverse conditions.  Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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