29 August 2022

Sun Air Jets | G-V Pilot

Austin, TX, United States

Being a part of the Sun Air Jets team is not just an occupation, it’s a way of life. Our pilots are an integral part of our team, and are as passionate about flying as they are about our dedication to serve our guests with world-renowned customer service. As one of a select few operators to possess all four of the major safety audit standards in the industry, our pilots always put safety first. Learn more about our safety ratings on our website here . Sun Air Jets is fortunate to be a resilient and robust organization that continues to thrive. If you love the journey as much as we do and strive to exceed every client expectation, come join the Sun Air Jets team!

Minimum Requirements

  • Total flight time: 3500 hours
  • Multi Engine Land (MEL): 1500 hours
  • Pilot in Command: 2000 hours
  • PIC MEL: 500 hours
  • Instrument: 300 hours
  • Jet: 500 hours
  • Preference given to local candidates with G450/V/550 aircraft experience.

Additional Requirements

  • Live within 2hr of KAUS or KONT
  • Computer and iPad proficient
  • Maintain professional skills and knowledge
  • Hold Class One Medical


  • Responsible for safe operation of the Gulfstream G450 aircraft
  • Responsible for conducting flights in a safe and prudent manner in accordance with, but not limited to the following items:
  • Reviewing the maintenance status of the aircraft
  • The conduct of a proper pre-flight inspection in accordance with the approved Aircraft Flight Manual
  • A complete check of weather and facilities along the route to be flown and airports to be used, including alternate airports
  • Ensure the flight is conducted in accordance with the policies and procedures of Sun Air Jets and applicable Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Ensure the safety of all passengers, aircraft and crew
  • Accurate completion of all trip paperwork in accordance with Sun Air Jets current policy and procedures.

When performing duties as the pilot-in-command (PIC):

  • Final authority for the operation of the aircraft assigned.
  • Responsible for safe and efficient transport of passengers and crew.
  • Authority to delay, cancel or discontinue a flight when conditions are unsuitable for the conduct or continuation of the flight.
  • Authority to indicate a change in the planned flight during the flight when such a change is appropriate for the safe operation of the aircraft.
  • Responsible for flight planning and coordinating changes in the flight schedule.
  • Institute all necessary changes as required by en-route conditions such that the flight may continue under appropriate procedures and rules.
  • Responsible for conducting the flight in a safe and prudent manner in accordance with company policies, Federal Aviation Administration regulations, and Department of Homeland Security regulations required of the flight operation.
  • Ensures adherence to Sun Air Jets policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the company aviation safety program, taking an active role supporting the open sharing of information on all safety issues and reporting all safety hazards and concerns.

When performing duties as the second-in-command (SIC):

  • Assist the pilot-in-command during all phases of flight in accordance with company procedures and flight operations manual.
  • Completion of duties as assigned by the pilot-in-command.
  • Ensure that manuals and charts are on board the aircraft. Ensures that the aircraft is properly maintained and ready for operation.
  • Maintain clean, stocked aircraft and workplace.
  • Organize catering and other customer specific items are on board the aircraft.
  • Make an immediate report in any hazardous action, conduct or event to the director of safety and security.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures specified in Sun Air Jets GOM.
  • Submit flight and duty records.
  • Complete required training in a timely manner.
  • Maintain harmony and cohesiveness within JAFS, flight operations and the crew members.
  • Establish a business relationship with clients while providing customer service.
  • Other duties as assigned

Sun Air Jets benefits package includes competitive pay, per diem, 401K with an employer match, health insurance (medical, dental, vision) mostly paid by the company, and paid time off (vacation and sick time).

Flight crews are trained with CAE/Flight Safety every 6 months.

Sun Air Jets operates a fleet of aircraft worldwide and is certified as Wyvern Wingman, Argus Platinum and audited by the Air Charter Safety Foundation and IS-BAO.

Applicants are subject to FAA/DOT drug testing program, pilot records check, background check, fingerprinting and driver’s records check.