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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
  • 900 TT minimum, 1,200 TT preferred for FOs, but minimums flunctuate (apply with 800)
  • Bases: OXC, HPN, SJU
  • Have a training agreement
  • $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: April 27, 2021 (Pilots)
PILOTS
Total: 54
Active: 54
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

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 upgrade: February 2020

JUMPSEATS

ZED fares on most major US and some European carriers after 6 months.

Free standby travel on Tradewind scheduled routes after 30 days of employment

CASS Participant

Tradewind Aviation, LLC PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Yearly)
Year
CJ3 PC-12     
10 120 100     
9 117 97     
8 115 94     
7 112 90     
6 110 87     
5 107 83     
4 105 80     
3 100 70     
2 95 65     
1 95 60     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Yearly)
Year
CJ3 PC-12     
10 100 40     
9 100 40     
8 100 40     
7 97 40     
6 94 40     
5 90 40     
4 87 40     
3 83 40     
2 80 40     
1 70 34     

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PAY NOTES

Disregard above Pay Calculator, all pilots are salaried employees

PC-12 years 4-10 include $5,000 for ARGUS qualification with a $700 day rate. If a pilot does not meet the ARGUS PC-12 Captain requirements, $5,000 will be deducted from the published years 4-10 PC-12 Captain pay scale and the day rate will remain at $600. PC-12 Captains upgrading to CJ3 First Officer will start the CJ3 First Officer pay scale with 1 year less seniority than currently held in the PC-12 Captain pay scale. CJ3 First Officers upgrading to CJ3 Captain will start the CJ3 Captain pay scale with 1 year less seniority than currently held in the CJ3 First Officer pay scale. CJ3 pilots are dual qualified in the PC-12 CJ3 Captains must maintain ARGUS qualification once the requirements are met. Pay scale progression is subject to satisfactory completion of performance reviews.

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