PAL Aerospace is driven by technology and is proud to be a pioneer of industry-leading innovations in airborne special missions. PAL Aerospace is a leader in international aerospace and defense design, development and operation of airborne surveillance aircraft, heavy maintenance checks and software applications. We provide a wide range of aviation and related services to domestic and international markets.

PAL Aerospace is currently looking for a Captain - AMSD to join the Airborne Maritime Surveillance Division in Comox, BC. As Captain – ASMD, your duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:


  • Operation and safety of the aircraft and for the safety of all persons on board during flight time

  • Ensure that crew members are fit for duty and perform their duties in a proper manner during flight

  • Ensure that the required documentation, manuals, maps and charts are on board

  • Carry out pre-flight briefing and checks

  • Ensure that the aircraft journey book is maintained, legible and in proper order

  • Responsible for recording defects of the aircraft that have come to his knowledge during the flight and notifying the maintenance department

  • In conjunction with Dispatch, familiarize on the basis of the latest available information with:

    • The planned route and the airports it is planned to use for destination, alternate or emergency purposes

      • The reported and forecast winds for the route

      • The reported and forecast meteorological conditions for the routes, destination and alternate airports

  • Signify acceptance of responsibility for the flight by co-signing the Operational Flight Plan and other forms requiring signature

  • Other duties as assigned



  • 4000 hours Total Time

  • 750 hours low level

  • 1000 hours PIC

  • Pilot license (ATPL)

  • Experience on DHC-8 Dash 8 aircraft is preferred

  • Demonstrated analytical and decision making skills

  • Demonstrated teamwork and interpersonal skills

  • Valid passport as candidates are required to travel to the USA for training

  • Must be able to obtain required security clearances


PAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.