Pilot flying the PC-12 aircraft over water

PC-12 Direct Entry Captains – Full and Part Time

Pilot flying the PC-12 aircraft over water

PC-12 Direct Entry Captains – Full and Part Time

Full or Part Time Positions Available.

PlaneSense, Inc. is currently recruiting to fill classes for PC-12 Direct Entry Captain positions.

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.

Reporting Bases

Part time Captains have the choice or residing within 100 miles of PSM or PDK. Full time Captains have the choice of residing within 100 miles of any of the following reporting bases:

  • Portsmouth, NH (PSM) – Home of our state-of-the-art headquarters
  • Atlanta, GA (PDK)
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Charleston, SC (CHS)
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT)
  • Chicago, IL (MDW) or (ORD)
  • Cincinnati, OH/Northern Kentucky (CVG)
  • Columbus, OH, (CMH)
  • Dallas, TX (DFW)
  • Detroit, MI (DTW)
  • Indianapolis, IN (IND)
  • Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
  • Memphis, TN (MEM)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP)
  • Nashville, TN (BNA)
  • Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Richmond, VA (RIC)
  • Tampa, FL (TPA)
  • Washington, D.C. (DCA) or (IAD)
  • White Plains, NY (HPN)
  • Windsor Locks, CT (BDL)

It is a requirement that you reside within 100 miles of your chosen base.


Part time: 8 days on/20 days off

Full time: 8 days on/6 days off


  • Current and valid FAA Commercial or ATP pilot license with single and multiengine land ratings
  • Total flight time/fixed wing minimum: 1500TT 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, paid per diem, 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 the Jet Flight Operations based on seniority. The PlaneSense jet fleet includes four Nextant 400XTi jets a growing number of Pilatus PC-24 jets.


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