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45 North Aviation

BE-400 Nextant Pilot In Command

PIC - BE-400 Nexant

Please, only apply if you believe that you meet minimum requirements, thank you!

Company Description

  • Since 2013, 45 North Aviation is an aviation service provider with over 11 aircrafts, including 2 helicopters and 9 airplanes (4 turbo propellers and 5 jets). We pride ourselves on our comprehensive services that cover all aspects of aviation, supported by subsidiary branches including 45 North Flight, 45 North Helicopters, 45 North Avionics, and 45 North AirShows. From meticulous aircraft management to top-notch maintenance, we offer a complete aviation experience. Our main branch, 45 North Flight, operates part 91 and part 135 flights. Our main base of operarions and headquarters is located in Traverse City, MI and we fly our clients to any airport in the USA or even oversees (mainly the Caribbean area, Central and South America).

Role Description

  • This is a full-time role as one PIC for the BE-400 Nexant. The ideal candidate will live in the surroundings of Traverse City, MI. As a pilot at 45 North Aviation, you will be responsible for flying and navigating high asset clients. Outstanding customer service is a MUST. You will be expected to work with a team of aviation professionals and comply with strict safety regulations and procedures based in part 91 and part 135 regulations from FAA. Our pilots can enjoy a good routine as they always have time for their family.
  • Must be willing to: 
    • Retain PIC authority for the safe operation of aircraft, maintaining effective CRM with the SIC.
    • Ensure the assigned aircraft is airworthy and all proper documents are on board and is properly stocked for the trip. Make decisions to the start, delay, cancellation of flight with regard to safety of flight.
    • Ensure all passengers are properly briefed for the proposed flight as well as all provisions for their comfort have been made.


  • SIC or PIC BE-400 type rating (highly preferred/not mandatory).
  • 1000 hours of total documented BE-400 flight time (preferred).
  • Current Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) w/Multi-Engine privileges (mandatory).
  • 3000 Total Time (preferred).
  • 1500 Pilot-in-Command (preferred).
  • 500 Multi Engine Pilot in Command (preferred).
  • 500 Turbine (preferred).
  • 250 Jet (preferred).
  • Must pass Company and TSA background checks (mandatory).
  • Valid Passport (preferred).
  • Valid FAA Medical Certificate (mandatory).
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills (mandatory).
  • Experience with aircraft systems and navigation equipment.
  • Experience with Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) procedures.
  • Bachelor's degree in aviation, aeronautical engineering, or related field is preferred but not mandatory.
Qualifications that will be a plus include fluency in foreign languages, experience with different aircraft types, and experience with extreme weather conditions.

Special requirements

  • Must be willing to live in the surrounds of Traverse City, MI (preferred).
  • Must have USA work authorization (mandatory).
  • Must be willing to live by the Golden Rule (mandatory).
  • Must be willing to follow protocols and deadlines (mandatory).
  • Must be committed to continuous improvement (mandatory).
  • Must be committed to following high standards of dress and grooming (mandatory).


  • Medical: Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Simple IRA (3% company match)
  • PTO (paid time off/vacation)
  • HDO (choose your hard days off monthly)
  • Foreflight subscription covered
  • Medical certificate covered
  • Corporate credit card for work expenses
  • Voluntary benefits include accident insurance, Short Term Disability, Hospital coverage, and additional group rate Insurance through AFLAC.


  • PIC: $85,000.00 - $150,000.00 [Yearly: Salary + bonus pay] (initial range).
  • The above mentioned amounts are just a north. Pay will depend on experience, evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Higher pay rates (above the maximum initial pay rate, above mentioned) will be available as experience grows and additional qualifications are met.


Main Base of Operations

  • Traverse City, MI, is a beloved destination for its enchanting blend of natural beauty and small-town charm. Considered by many the capital of the Northern Michigan. Nestled along Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay, it captivates visitors with pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and rolling hills, creating an idyllic setting for outdoor enthusiasts and beach lovers. The region's renowned cherry orchards and vineyards offer delightful flavors to savor, while the city's farm-to-table restaurants and bustling downtown exude a culinary and cultural vibrancy. Festivals, from the National Cherry Festival to the Traverse City Film Festival, infuse the area with energy and community spirit. Traverse City's friendly locals and welcoming atmosphere make it an irresistible haven for relaxation and adventure, drawing people back year after year. Traverse City is not a super large town but it has all the amenities of a big metropolitan area (no bad traffic) with excellent schools and parks.


  • 45 North Aviation is committed to the growth and improvement of our pilots, providing the best training courses available in the market and offering opportunities to fly in different aircraft as circumstances permit. You may start by flying a small turboprop airplane (TBM) or a Beechjet and work your way up to the amazing Cessna Citation Latitude or to the impressive Dassault Falcon 2000 EX.


  • If you meet the qualifications you are welcome to apply by sending a resume in PDF format to or apply at our website: