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Tradewind Aviation, LLC

Oxford, CT

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QUICKTAKE
  • Airline was established in 2001
  • Tradewind Aviation launches new routes to Boston, MA and Stowe, VT from Westchester County Airport
  • ZED fair travel available on Delta, JetBlue, Spirit, and several other major and regional airlines
  • Retention bonus 10K after year 1 PIC | 10K Bonus year 2,3…etc.
  • 1st year SIC – $34,000 per year
  • 1st year PIC – $60,000
  • $5000 annual salary increase
  • Upgrade opportunities at as low as 1200 hours
  • Hiring at all bases
  • 401K Plan | Tradewind Matches up to 4% of employees’ annual salary after 120 days of employment.
  • Travel benefits – Free standby flights on Tradewind Routes 30 days after employment
  • ATC callsign: "GDP" - "Goodspeed"
  • This page last updated: August 3, 2017 (Quicktakes, Pay Notes)
PILOTS
Total: 90
Active: 90
Furloughed: 0
UNION
None listed
FLEET
CJ3: 3
PC-12: 17
DOMICILES
OXC
SJU
HPN
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Payment starts at the first day of training

Hotel is provided during training

No Training Contract

Typical Tradewind Pilots join as a Pilatus SIC. Within six months, they have the opportunity to upgrade to a PIC in jet with multi engine rating, AT, and interviews with large jet corporate operators.

Pilot Hiring Minimums:
SIC Requirements – 900TT | 500TT CC | 100TT Night
PIC Requirements – 1200 TT | ATP or previous Part 135 Experience

Most junior Captain hired: 4/5/2017

JUMPSEATS

Personal travel - ZED Fares/Travel benefits after 6 months of employment on Delta (ZH), Spirit (ZL), CapeAir (ZL), Virgin Atlantic, Condor, Mokulele, Swiss, WinAir, and Seaborne. 

Free Travel on Tradewind scheduled routes

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PAY NOTES

Pay Rate:

SIC – $34,000
PIC - $60,000

Captain salary increases $5000 every year until you reach $80k. You also receive a $10,000 bonus every year after your second year as PIC.

PER DIEM

Domestic Per Diem (Hourly): $3.21/per hour plus $15.00 overnight

International Per Diem (Hourly): $3.21/per hour plus $30.00 international overnight 

RETIREMENT

401K:

Up to 4%

401K Matching: Yes