23 May 2023

Tradewind Aviation, LLC | C525 Captain

Oxford, CT, United States

Pilot - PC-12 Captain

Oxford, CT Flight Operations
Job Type Full-time

Company Overview:

Tradewind Aviation is a leading Part 135 commuter and on-demand private charter operator with operational bases at the Waterbury/Oxford, CT (OXC), Westchester, NY (HPN) and San Juan, PR (SJU) airports. Founded by aviation enthusiasts in 2001 on premise that all flights deserve the highest quality aircraft, crew and service, Tradewind provides personal air travel—both private and scheduled service—throughout North America and the Caribbean.

For more details, visit www.flytradewind.com


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 – 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)
  • 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
  • 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

More Info:

Supported Manufacturers: Pilatus, Cessna

Supported Models: Pilatus PC-12, Cessna Citation CJ3

Company Career Website: flytradewind.com/careers

Tradewind Aviation, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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