PC-12 First Officer

Website Plane Sense

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. First Officers are official PlaneSense, Inc. employees as of their first day of Initial Ground School.


First Officers work an 7 on duty/7 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 approved nationwide 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 engine land ratings
Total flight time/fixed wing minimum: 750 TT hours
Highly qualified candidates will have 1000 TT, CFII and 75+ hours of instrument time
Current and valid second class FAA medical
Current passport with unrestricted international travel privileges
Valid driver’s license
Preferred but not required: Part 135 and/or Part 91 subpart K; Corporate flight; and/or flight time in advanced avionics systems or glass systems.


First Officers are on payroll and eligible for benefits Day One of initial training.

Career Path

PlaneSense, Inc. is proud to offer a favorable career path and hire from within. We have always upgraded to PC-12 Captain, Instructor Pilot, and Check Airman based on merit, not seniority. Once a pilot has the minimum number of flight hours required by FAA regulation to be a PIC (1500 hours), the upgrade will depend on several factors including: total PC-12 time, overall performance and professionalism, an upgrade test, and an evaluation training period. ATP and CTP course opportunities are provided as needed.

Fast track your career at PlaneSense with this Accelerated Captain opportunity! First Officer candidates with over 1200 hours total time can qualify for our Accelerated Captain Pathway Program. These candidates are hired as a PC-12 First Officer and have the opportunity to be selected for the Captain role early. After First Officer training, these pilots can elect to complete a one-day Upgrade Evaluation. Successful completion of the Upgrade Evaluation results in Captain pay and selection into a Captain training process.

PC-12 crew members may transition into the 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

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Hiring POC Email: careers@planesense.com

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