19 January 2023

Hawthorne Global Aviation Services | EMB 500/505 Captain

Islip, NY, United States

Pilot in Command - Phenom 300 (Islip, NY base)

Full Time 35 Hours


Islip, Ronkonkoma, NY, US

Requisition ID: 1255

Position Summary

Reports directly to the Chief Pilot and is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of company aircraft while in compliance with all applicable regulations, rules, directives, company procedures and aircraft flight manuals. The Pilot in Command’s leadership, dedication, professionalism, decision making abilities and safety awareness are crucial qualities necessary to ensure the utmost service to ExcelAire’s clients and help ensure successful mission accomplishment. As the aircraft commander, the Pilot in Command is responsible for the safety, supervision, and coordination of flight crew activities from the planning phase through the completion of the company trip. The Pilot in Command is ultimately responsible for the well-being of passengers, crew and aircraft. The Pilot in Command performs additional company duties as assigned.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain currency in the aircraft; ensures recurrent tests are accomplished on or before the required due date
    • Initial and recurrent pilot tests (135.293)
    • Instrument check every six months (135.297)
    • Line check every 12 calendar months (135.299)
  • Comply with duty time limitations and be adequately rested
  • Coordinate with Operations and plan the flight assignment
  • Obtain a weather briefing through a FSS or a source approved by the National Weather Service
    • A review of the current and forecast weather
    • PIREPS, winds aloft, flight precautions, SIGMETs, AIRMETs, NOTAMs, and ATC delay programs
  • Prepares or supervises preparation of flight planning considering factors such as altitude, terrain, weather, range, weight, cruise control data, airport facilities, navigational aids and fuel requirements.
  • Ensure that the proposed flight will not be contrary to FAR’s
  • Ensure that the required company forms are accessible to the flight deck crewmember
  • Ensure that the required airworthiness inspections have been made and the aircraft is approved for return to service (see Section 5)
  • Performs the required preflight inspection for mechanical and operational soundness; ensures that all communication and navigation equipment is functional
  • Ensure that all required equipment is on board in accordance with the procedures in Chapter 4
  • Supervise the loading and distribution of cargo;
    • Determine the weight and balance are within the prescribed limits
    • Completes the load manifest, if required in accordance with company procedures
    • Ensure aeronautical charts are current and appropriate to the route of flight


  • Interact with others in a professional and respectful manner
  • Follow up with other company departments and employees
  • Recommend process and communication improvements
  • Regular and prompt attendance

Additional Responsibilities

  • On-call and overtime duties as required
  • On the job training for new employees
  • Miscellaneous other duties as assigned


  • FAA Air Transport Pilot License with appropriate ratings (ATP)
  • FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Hours of flight time
  • 2,000 Total fixed wing
  • 500 Pilot in Command
  • 100 Time in type
  • 1500 Multi engine
  • Annual recurrent full motion simulator training Must pass all conducted drug screens, background and security checks, and prove eligibility for employment in the United States
  • Excellent listening and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently
  • Ability to act under pressure and be adaptable to change on a constant basis
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Must be near the NY metro area for a KISP base, or be willing to relocate

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift heavy baggage/equipment
  • Ability to remain seated for long periods of time

Working Conditions

  • Able to work in different weather conditions
  • Be able to work in a small cockpit

We are proud to be an EEO/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled employer

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance testing


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