TradeWind Aviation

TradeWind Aviation

Tradewind Aviation was founded in 2001 on the premise that every flight deserves the highest quality aircraft, crew and service.

Headquartered in Oxford Connecticut with operational bases at Westchester County Airport in New York and San Juan International Airport in Puerto Rico, Tradewind operates both on-demand private charter and scheduled Shuttle service throughout the U.S. and Caribbean.

Shuttle flights offer the comfort and convenience of a private charter for the cost of a single seat. In the U.S., scheduled Shuttle flights are operated from the New York area to Boston, Stowe, Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard and depart from private charter FBO terminals.

In the Caribbean, Shuttle flights are operated between San Juan, St Barths, Anguilla, Nevis, Antigua and St Thomas.

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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.

Hiring Information

Accepting Resumes


  No. of Pilots Source & Notes
December '18
Actual Hiring
Unknown Unknown or N/A


  Minimum Competitive Preferred
Total Time 900 1200  
Last 6 Months:
Multi Time:
Turboprop Time:
Jet Time:
Certificate Commercial ATP
ATP Written
Regional Jet
Standards Certification
No No No

Resume Submittal

Pilatus PC-12 Pilot - SIC
Tradewind Aviation, LLC.
Wage/Salary: SIC $42,158 PIC $61,603
Employment Start Date: ASAP

Job Description: PC-12 First Officers shall be responsible for assisting Captains during flight operations.

FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL)
 900 hours total time/ 500 hours cross country point to point/ 100 hours night
 Valid FAA 1st Class Medical Certificate
 Valid US Passport
 US citizen or current work visa
 Must be able to relocate to within 90 minutes from base
 First Officers can expect upgrade to Captain within 6 months, based on merit and acquire Part 135 IFR PIC flight experience requirements
 Medical, dental, vision and Simple IRA plans available
 ZED fare standby travel benefits on various US and International airlines

How to Apply: To apply please send your resume to [email protected]

Updated Sep 18, 2018

Recent TradeWind Aviation New Hires

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Year 1$64/hr$44/hr
Pilatus PC-12,
Cessna Citation CJ3
Pilatus PC-12,
Cessna Citation CJ3

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Pay Notes

Pilatus PC-12
Starting First Officer salary is $34,000. Salary increases to $38,000 after 6 months. First Officers can expect upgrade to Captain within 6 months, based on merit and acquiring Part 135 IFR PIC flight experience requirements Captain Salary is $45,000 starting with pay raises every 6 months All pilots are paid untaxed $3.21 per diem per duty hour.

Advanced Earnings Calculator Total Career Earnings: $0

Career Earnings Considerations


Your airline pilot career and earnings will be influenced by your seniority. The sooner you begin flying for an airline, the higher your seniority will be, impacting your monthly schedule, vacation time, crew base location, and captain upgrade wait time.

Career Earnings Comparison

After starting as a junior First Officer you'll begin gaining seniority, which will determine when you upgrade to Captain. This increase in responsibility comes with a significant earnings increase. The sooner you start gaining seniority, the quicker you will realize this earnings increase. Take a look at how the training path you take can impact your seniority and total career earnings, based on the chart above:

Fast Track Airline Career Pilot Program »
  • 2 Years: zero experience to 1,500 hours
  • Total Career Earnings: $0
Local FBO
  • 4-5 Years: 1-2 years training, plus 3 years gaining experience
  • Total Career Earnings: $0
Collegiate Flight Training Program
  • 6 Years: 4 years college, plus 2 years gaining experience
  • Total Career Earnings: $0
Regional Airline
Upgrade Time: 3 years
Years at Airline: 10 years
Major Airline
Upgrade Time: 5 years
Years at Airline: 15 years
Current Age

Company Benefits

Domiciles: OXC, SJU, HPN
Updated Sep 18, 2018

Domiciles, Fleet , & Contact

Current Fleet, Orders & Options

Cessna Citation CJ3 Current Fleet 3
Pilatus PC-12 Current Fleet 17

Contact Information

ContactMichael Colucci
Phone 800-376-7922
Email[email protected]
Mailing Address5 Juliano Drive
Oxford, CT 06478,
Updated Sep 18, 2018
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