PC-12 Direct Entry Captains

Pilot the legendary Pilatus PC-12!

We look for aviation professionals with strong work ethic and exceptional skills that adapt well to the ever-changing environment that fractional flight operations demands. Crews provide a full range of owner-focused support, from safe operation of the aircraft to hands-on customer service, while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. We offer competitive benefits and pilot salaries.


Captains work an 8 on duty/6 off schedule with an operating area including the continental United States, Canada, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America.

Reporting Bases

All PlaneSense® pilots have THEIR CHOICE of over 41 pilot reporting bases across the U.S., including our state-of-the-art headquarters in Portsmouth, NH. This means you won’t have to bid on routes, and you decide where you want to live. See the list of all reporting bases here.


  • Current and valid FAA Commercial or ATP pilot license with single and multi-engine land ratings
  • Total flight time/fixed wing minimum: 1500 TT hours, with 750 hours of PIC time, and 100 hours of instrument time.
  • Highly qualified candidates will have experience in Part 135 and/or Part 121 operations
  • Turbine experience preferred
  • Current and valid second class FAA medical
  • Current Passport with unrestricted international travel privileges
  • Valid driver’s license


Direct Entry Captains are on payroll and eligible for benefits Day One of initial training.

Career Path

PlaneSense® is proud to offer a favorable career path and hires from within. We have always promoted PC-12 Captains to Instructor Pilot and Check Airman based on merit, not seniority.

MEL Commercial, ATP, and CTP course opportunities are provided as needed.

PC-12 crew members may transition into Jet Flight Operations based on seniority. The large PlaneSense® jet fleet includes a growing number of Pilatus PC-24 jets.


In their words: Learn about pilot life at PlaneSense from the pilots themselves

PlaneSense, Inc. provides a clean work environment, excellent benefit package and competitive compensation. We offer equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PlaneSense, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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