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High-Time, Accident-Free, and Competent Challenger Pilots

Since 2006 Meridian South Aviation has been providing experienced Challenger contract pilots to aircraft owners, operators and sales organizations worldwide.

Contract Pilot Services for Challenger Jets

We provide qualified and experienced Challenger 601 contract pilots, Challenger 604 contract pilots, Challenger 605 contract pilots and now, Challenger 650 contract pilots.  Our team of pilots has extensive international experience and is available by the day, week, or month anywhere in the world.
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Are you having a crew scheduling problem on your Challenger?  Do you need to fly to a new international destination?  We have you covered.  We’ll be there to solve your problems, whether there’s a sudden change in your schedule, unforeseen illness among your crew or trips that require international experience.  Depend on us when you need a Challenger 601 contract pilot, a Challenger 604 contract pilot, a Challenger 605 contract pilot or a Challenger 650 contract pilot in order to keep your Challenger aircraft in the air.


  • One of your pilots is on vacation.
  • One or both of your pilots are away for recurrent training.
  • One of your pilots is unable to fly due to illness or injury.
  • You need a second crew because you have a trip that requires you to keep on flying beyond duty time.
  • You have an international trip and need a pilot with global experience.
  • You have recently acquired a Challenger and need assistance with crew familiarization.
  • You need to move an aircraft.
  • You need to demonstrate an aircraft.
  • You need to test an aircraft.
  • You are having outside work done on your Challenger, whether it is engines, mechanical work, avionics, paint or interior work, and you need a knowledgeable person who is familiar with the aircraft on the scene as your representative.
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What information can you provide about your pilots?

All of our pilots are captains and hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.  They are type rated in the appropriate Challenger model, have a minimum of 7,500 hours total time and a minimum of 1,000 hours in Challenger aircraft. 

Our pilots receive recurrent training on an annual basis at Flight Safety International or CAE SimuFlite. They all hold a first-class medical certificate and a current passport.  None of our pilots has ever been involved in an accident or an incident.  We will provide you with all appropriate documentation on each pilot, including training records and TSA clearances.

2. On what continents have your pilots flown Challenger Jets?

Our pilots have flown to North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. They are all very experienced in transoceanic crossings.  Recently, we’ve had operations in Russia and other former Soviet Republics, China, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim.

3. Are your pilots unemployed and doing this while they are looking for a full-time position?

No.  Our pilots fly more hours per month than the average corporate or charter pilot.  The Challenger contract pilots on our team are seasoned professionals who enjoy the variety of missions they are assigned to and the changing locales they visit.  Our pilots are not looking for a job on your aircraft or with your company and will never put you in the uncomfortable position of asking you for a job.

4. What is your customer service philosophy?

Our pilots understand that their job is to provide a safe flight and superior service to the passengers.  Our pilots are cordial and polite to everyone and know the importance of privacy and will follow your directions concerning passenger contact and requests.

5. When are your pilots available?

Our pilots are available by the day, week or month.  Just let us know what your requirements are and we will work to meet your schedule.

6. How much do you charge for pilot services and how do you handle travel expenses?

We have a two-tier rate system: domestic and international.  Our base rate is our daily rate and we offer a lower rate for monthly terms.  We have no problem providing you with our prices, but we prefer not to publish that information on the internet.  Travel expenses are charged at direct cost.  We use a local travel agency for booking airline tickets and accommodations.  With a travel agent familiar with our operation available to us 24 hours a day, we can adjust should changes need to be made in our itinerary.  Call or email us for our rates.

7. How quickly can arrangements be made for pilot services?

We can make next day arrangements for you in most situations.  However, we recommend that you contact us now so that we are familiar with you and your operation.  By planning ahead we will both be ready when you need our services.

8. For which Challenger models do you provide contract pilots?

We provide the following service:

Challenger 601 contract pilot

Challenger 604 contract pilot

Challenger 605 contract pilot

Challenger 650 contract pilot


To receive your free wallet sized Jet A-1 Fuel Conversion Chart Cards, send us your request through the Contact Us form.


Contact Us

To schedule a Challenger pilot or to be added to our e-mail list to receive monthly reminders about our services please complete the form.  Remember to note if you are in need of a Challenger 601 contract pilot, a Challenger 604 contract pilot, a Challenger 605 contract pilot or a Challenger 650 contract pilot.

You may also make a request for our wallet size Jet A-1 Fuel Conversion Chart.  Just let us know how many cards you would like to receive below.

Or Call Anytime: (727) 536-5387

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