Pilots

KinectAir is brokering flights on several FAA certificated Pilatus PC-12 operators whom our team has vetted.  All the captains you’ll fly with are very capable, experienced turbo-prop pilots, with specific knowledge and wisdom of the northwest.  They are not currently employees of KinectAir, but work directly with our Director of Aviation Operations, and concierge services.

Conor Whitehead is our Director of Aviation Operations, and the Chief Pilot for KinectAir’s own certificate.  He’s leading a talented team focused on collaborating with the FAA in order to attain that certificate, that will allow us to fly you in our (and Pioneers’) Cirrus SR22 planes.  It’s just a few more months and we’ll have four-passenger aircraft that can scoot your around based in Portland, and the Trusted Operator Network of several eight-passenger planes still available for larger loads and/or further flights.

Rest Assured

Unlike many light aircraft operators, KinectAir Pilots are seasoned, career Captains who are Airline Transport Certified and have held leadership positions with commercial airlines, air ambulance, corporate flight departments, and the U.S. Military. Our pilots undergo KinectAir training in which the focus is on our most precious cargo: you.  It’s a priority of our leadership team and paramount to our entire operation that we recruit, acquire, train, and retain pilots uniquely suited for our Adventurers to call them “Captain.”

Our Philosophy is Simple

We are people driven.  At KinectAir, we believe that if we take care of our pilots, that they will in turn take care of our guests, and our business.  KinectAir knows the value of highly qualified aircraft personnel; after all, we are a company founded by professional pilots. Our pilots are expected to exceed standards of excellence in leadership, safety, and training.

Want to Fly for Kinect Air?

Are you a professional pilot interested in flying with KinectAir? We’re always accepting resumes and willing to talk.

We offer an excellent modern workplace in class-leading aircraft.  Flexible self-scheduling, pay commensurate with the experience we expect, and more than just flying canned routes.  KinectAir is the opportunity to share your knowledge with Adventurers while flying in the Pacific Northwest.

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Planes

Pilatus PC-12/47

Pilatus PC-12 with KinectAir Livery

A photo illustration showing an artist rendering of a PC-12 with the KinectAir Logo. KinectAir does not currently operate any aircraft.

Discover why owners and operators have looked to the Swiss-born Pilatus PC-12 as the most powerfully efficient, capable, and adventurous single-engine turboprop built.  Class-leading eight passenger plane updated to KA specs, with lavatory.  Wherever you can imagine going, this aircraft gets you there.

MAKE
Pilatus

MODEL
PC-12/47

YEAR RANGE
2005-2008

FEATURES

  • Upgraded single-engine turbo-prop
  • Upgraded glass cockpit
  • All Weather Capability
  • Upgraded modular ‘adventure interior
  • Full service lavatory

SPECIFICATIONS

Max Payload
2,257 lb

Payload with Tanks Full
1,009 lb

 
Max Cruising Speed

285 kts

Fuel Consumption
77 gal/hr

Range Full Tanks
1,845 nm

Cirrus SR22 Turbo G5

Cirrus with KinectAir Livery

A photo illustration showing an artist rendering of a SR22 with the KinectAir Logo. KinectAir does not currently operate any aircraft.

When you dream about spending more time in more interesting places, this is the plane that can get you there with uncompromising safety, style, and performance. Discover why pilots and owners have made the SR22 series the best selling aircraft in its class for 17 years and counting.

MAKE
Cirrus

MODEL
SR22T G5

YEAR RANGE
2013-2017

FEATURES

  • Airframe Parachute System
  • Garmin Perspective glass cockpit
  • Flight Into Known Icing capability (FIKI)
  • Air Conditioning
  • 3 rear 60/40 split seats
  • Custom Kinect Air Livery

SPECIFICATIONS

Useful Load
1,260 lb

Payload with Tanks Full
708 lb

Max Cruising Speed

213 kts

Fuel Consumption
21 gal/hr

Range Full Tanks
940 nm

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Important Information

  • Aircraft live in Hillsboro, OR, Renton, WA and  Spokane, WA. 
  • We serve flights departing within 100 miles of the aircraft’s home. 
  • We broker flights on the Pilatus PC-12
  • Maximum 8 passengers with limited luggage.
  • Maximum 6 passengers with ski gear or other large items.
  • Requests made on a short timeline are subject to availability.
  • Please provide a phone number for short timeline flight requests.

– Conor Whitehead, Director of Aviation Operations