- 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)
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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
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
Tradewind Aviation, LLC PAYSCALES
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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.
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
Up to 4%
401K Matching: Yes