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Tradewind Aviation, LLC

Oxford, CT

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QUICKTAKE
  • Airline was established in 2001
  • ZED fair travel available on Delta, JetBlue, United, Spirit, and several other major and regional airlines
  • Retention bonus 20K after year 2 as CA | Annual after 
  • 900 TT minimum, 1,200 TT preferred for FOs, but minimums flunctuate (apply with 800)
  • Bases: OXC, HPN, SJU, DAL, HOU
  • Have a training agreement
  • Have implemented a $5,000 signing bonus payable upon completion of successful training for Northeast based FOs and CAs only
  • $5000 annual salary increase for CAs
  • Upgrade opportunities at as low as 1200 hours (Part 135 minimums)
  • Paid uniforms and training 
  • 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: "GPD" - "Goodspeed"
  • This page last updated: March 14, 2018 (Quicktake)
PILOTS
Total: 90
Active: 90
Furloughed: 0
UNION
None listed
FLEET
CJ3: 3
PC-12: 22
DOMICILES
DAL
HOU
OXC
SJU
HPN
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Payment starts at the first day of training

Hotel is provided during training

Training contract starts when hired and ends at 1 year as a captain. Prorated payback of $17k

Typical Tradewind Pilots join as a Pilatus SIC. Captains who fly the PC-12 for two years are eligible for upgrade to the CJ3.

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

CASS Jumpseat benefit

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PAY NOTES

Pay Rate for a 4 day on/3 day off schedule

FO - $34,000 - $45,000 base ($200 for flying on a day off)

Captain - $60,000 base ($600/day for flying on a day off.)

Captain salary increases $5000 every year until you reach $80k. $20k bonus starts at the end of year 2 as captain and then is annual.

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