Flight Crew Information


Chartair employs approximately forty pilots of various experience levels, as the important consideration for us is that staff members are able to work within a team environment and be capable of meeting the challenges inherent with living and working in remote Australia.

Collectively, our flight experience exceeds 30,000 hours and our senior pilots are experienced mentors within the industry. The Chief Pilot is a CASA Approved Testing Officer and insists that Company Flight Crew apply themselves to maintaining the standards of technical proficiency required of a Regular Public Transport operation, whilst providing levels of customer service that are consistent with the expectations of our clients.


Chartair is a remote area charter specialist. Pilots flying as part of our team need to have the motivation to work in a challenging environment, as well as the initiative and ability to cope with the professional and personal challenges that are inherent with remote operations.

Chartair aircraft are maintained to a high level of maintenance and presentation, pilots are expected to take ownership in maintaining the aircraft within the limits of their Company approvals and experience. They must be able to liaise effectively with our Engineering staff when servicing or maintenance is required.

This Company prides itself on customer service. Unlike most airlines, where the interaction between flight crew and clients is limited or non-existant, Chartair requires that our pilots engage with clients and provide a friendly, efficient and personal service which is not limited to simply operating the aircraft safely. The little things are important for example, arranging a taxi for arriving passengers is a small gesture that will serve to exceed the clients expectations and have them remember us for their future air charter requirements.

Pilots can expect to operate a range of aircraft types, from single-engine piston types, through to the pressurised Cessna 441 Conquest II, a premium multi-engine turbo-prop aircraft. A large part of Chartair’s operation is the remote area mail service conducted on behalf of the Australian Government for which we maintain several C208B Caravans and C402 aircraft. The RFDS and various Territory Government departments choose us for their ad-hoc charter requirements and we have operated specially configured C402 and C441 aircraft in support of Careflight and the Tennant Creek Hospital. From this, pilots can expect a challenging and rewarding tenure with Chartair which will provide a solid foundation for their development as an aviator.

Pilots are accountable to the Chief Pilot through their respective Senior Base Pilot, who will manage their rosters, tasking and serve as their first point of contact within the Company.


Chartair is always looking for the right people to join our team. Although no specific minimum experience is stipulated, prospective pilots will need to demonstrate at interview a high level of technical aptitude and knowledge, as well as proficiency in basic flight techniques (which will include instrument sequences for instrument rated pilots).

At times Chartair will seek to recruit for specific aircraft types or experience levels and when we do so, we shall invite appropriately qualified applicants for interview. Generally, though, we welcome prospective pilots to come and visit us, the Chief Pilot and/or Senior Base Pilots will endeavour to meet with prospective pilots. Prospective Pilots should email their resume to recruitment@chartair.com.au.

Prospective pilots should not seek to contact the Chief Pilot through the Company Reservations, Enquiries or Operations telephone numbers. The Chief Pilot will not accept employment enquiries via telephone.

Chartair will only consider employment for pilots with the right to live and work in Australia and who hold a valid Australian Flight Crew Licence.

Potential applicants for a flight crew position with Chartair are invited to complete our online application form and upload your current résumé.

Although all applications are considered, due to the volume of submissions not all will receive a response. Chartair regrets this, but acknowledges that it is a practical reality and encourages applicants to continue to register their interest through updates whenever additional qualifications or experience is gained.

Pilots invited for interview, or who intend to visit either the Alice Springs or Darwin Base, should take the time to review this document in order to assist with their preparation.