Pilatus PC-12 Pilot

Pilot Oxford, Connecticut Westchester, New York


Tradewind Pilatus PC-12 Pilots are responsible for safe and efficient flight operations as part of a formal two-pilot crew. Tradewind is currently hiring for all bases.


  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL) with instrument rating
  • 900 hours total time
  • Valid FAA 1st Class Medical Certificate.
  • Valid Passport and legal to work in the US
  • Must be able to relocate to within 90 minutes from base.
Note:  Our minimum hours fluctuate based on our current need. If you have close to 900 hours, please apply.


  • 1200 hours total time
  • 500 hours cross country (point to point)
  • 75 hours instrument
  • 100 hours night
Note:  Our preferred hours fluctuate based on our current need. 


  • Tradewind First Officers start between $34,000 and $45,000 BASE salary based on flight experience, with upgrade expected when reaching 1200 hours (Part 135 minimums)
  • All Captains start at $60,000 BASE salary and receive an annual pay raise of $5,000.
  • Captains also receive an annual $20,000 bonus beginning after year two as a Captain
  • All pilots receive per diem expense reimbursement ($3.21/ duty hr). Average $5,000/yr.
  • Schedules differ with base location, but you can expect to be scheduled 4 days per week.
  • Captains who work on days off receive a day rate of $600.00 (FOs $200)
  • All pilots hired into Northeast bases (OXC, HPN) receive an initial training bonus of $5,000 payable upon completion of training
  • Paid uniforms and training
  • Medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) plans with substantial employer contribution
  • Standby travel benefits on various US and International airlines. (Delta, Jet Blue, United, Virgin, Swiss and more)
  • Upgrade path to Citation CJ3, including type rating, and ATP