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Flow Agreements: JetBlue

Position Details

Position: Captain
- PC12

Type of Operation: Charter Corporate

Location: Carolina, Puerto Rico

Location Terms: Must Live in Base

Compensation: $65000 Annual Salary

Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Tradewind Aviation is a growing Part 135 Commuter and On-Demand Operator with bases in Oxford, CT, White Plains, NY, and San Juan, PR offering premium service throughout North America.

At Tradewind, you are not a number. We are large enough for you to be part of a professional organization with opportunities for internal advancement, yet small enough that you matter.

You may be looking for a future in the airlines or that perfect corporate flying job someday. Flying both 135 scheduled and on-demand operations is the perfect way to build time, get paid well, and get you on track!

Primary Responsibility: 

Tradewind Pilatus PC-12 Pilots are responsible for safe and efficient flight operations as part of a formal two-pilot crew. Tradewind Pilots are aviation professionals who maintain the highest standards of safety and customer service


Competitive Salary established pay scale including yearly increases and bonuses
Most pilots earn well above the base salary
Base Starting Salary $65,000 a year ($92.86 per hour) – AVG $75,000 a year
Day pickups; PIC - $1,000, SIC - $450 per day
Flight Duty Pay – All legs flown over leg 6 is an additional $125 per leg

Team Member Benefits:

United Healthcare Three-tear Medical PPO, Prescription, Vision, Dental (after 60 days)
Available Flexible Spending Healthcare Account – Medical and Dependent Care
Global Emergency Services
PREFERRED RATES AND GUARANTEED ISSUE FOR: Voluntary Accident, Life Insurance, Critical Illness, and Legal Plans
401K Plan with Tradewind Aviation matching team member contributions
Paid Time Off: vacation, sick, maternity/paternity, bereavement days with vacation sell back (18 vacation, 6 sick days a year – starting first year)
Standby travel on select Tradewind scheduled flights
ZED fair travel is available on Delta, JetBlue, United, Spirit, and several other major & regional airlines (after 6 months)
Discounts on hotels, rental cars, wireless, shipping, and more!

Position-Specific Benefits:

Company paid uniforms
Paid housing when relocated away from base
CASS (Cockpit Access Security System)
Voluntary KCM (Known Crewmember) - available for purchase by employee

Education Requirements:

Candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED
Aviation Related College Degree preferred, but not required

Qualifications, Certificates, Licenses & Document Requirements:

A valid unrestricted driver's license
A valid unrestricted passport
FAA First Class Medical
FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL)
FAA Instrument Rating
FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit

Experience & Professional Skills:

1,200+ hours total time, 1,500+ hours preferred
500 hours cross country (point to point)
75 hours instrument
100 hours night
500 hours of PC-12 experience, preferred
Current IFR knowledge and experience
Previous customer service experience

Work Environment & Culture Skills:

Basic MS Office knowledge, computer software & internet proficiency
Candidate must pass DOT/FAA pre-employment drug screen and a DOT/FAA compliant background check
Candidate must be able to read, understand and write English
Candidate should be motivated, resourceful, energetic, organized and able to manage and be managed
Candidate must be reliable, punctual and flexible
Candidate must be able to multi-task, respect and maintain confidentiality
Candidate must be ethical, trustworthy with sensitive information
Candidate must be service oriented and able to work at a fast pace and handle stress and problematic issues well with a good attitude
Candidate must be able to communicate effectively and work within a team-focused environment
Candidate must be respectful of diverse populations and cultures
Candidate must have an outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Employees are regularly required to, stand, sit, talk, hear and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
Moderate to heavy lifting is required (up to 70lbs)
Load and unload aircraft as necessary

Location Requirements:

Operation bases in Waterbury–Oxford Airport - Oxford, CT (OXC), Westchester County Airport - White Plains, NY (HPN), Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Carolina, Puerto Rico (SJU)
Must be able to relocate within 90 minutes from base
Due to our operation type commuting is not suggested
There will be no relocation package for this position

Shift Requirements:

Schedules differ with base location, but you can expect to be scheduled 4 days per week
Schedules released up to 30 days in advance
Guaranteed 13 days off a month, any less than would be paid as a hard day
Must be available for assigned shifts; including nights, weekends and holidays

Other Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age
Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

International Candidates:

Candidate must be able to work and travel within the United States freely
Candidate must have a non-conditional, non-expired green card
Candidate must have a valid unrestricted passport

Requirements to Apply

Required Pilots License

License Type: Commercial

Ratings: Airplane Single Engine LandInstrument Airplane

Medical Certificate Required

Class: First Class

Education Requirement

Minimum Education: No Degree Required

Other Requirements

Passport Required: Yes

FCC Radio Operator Permit Required: Yes

Required Flight Hours

Total Flight Time: 1200 Instrument: 75
Pilot in Command: -- Cross Country: 500
Multi Engine: -- Night: 100
Turbine Engine: -- Time in last 3 months: --
Turbine PIC: -- Time in last year: --
Time towards 121.436(a)(3): -- Additional Experience: --

Other Requirements