Flight Follower - Pilot in Waiting

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Location: Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Job ID: R1767
Job Status: Full-Time



Job Summary:

If you are a low-time pilot looking to get a ‘foot in the door’ with a reputable aviation company, Summit Air has great opportunities for Pilots-in-Waiting at our base in Yellowknife, NT.

As a Pilot-in-Waiting, you will be an integral part of the Summit Air team in the role of Flight Follower, gaining exposure to our fleet of both passenger and cargo aircraft.

Put your skills to work and build your aviation career with us. Join the growing Summit Air team – apply today!

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist with scheduling and dispatching of all aircraft on a daily basis
  • Ensure compliance with company and Transport Canada regulations
  • Check flight plans for completeness and accuracy
  • Review and maintain flight logs and other reports
  • Brief flight crews prior to departure and provide pilots with information essential to aviation safety
  • Contact crew prior to flights to ensure awareness of upcoming flight schedule      
  • Delay or cancel flights as warranted
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the Operational Control Centre Manager


  • Holds current commercial pilot license (IATRA preferred)
  • Multi-IFR training is a definite asset
  • Previous experience in a dispatch or flight follower role preferred
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Excellent MS Office and related computer skills
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Must meet pre-employment drug & alcohol testing requirements

Working Conditions

  • Pilot-in-waiting positions are expected to lead to flying positions
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada, and currently residing in Canada

Additional Information:

Company Description

Summit Air, a member of the Ledcor Group of Companies, has been delivering remote aviation solutions to our customers for over 20 years. We have one of the largest and most diverse fleets in the industry. From moving cargo, to transferring passengers, to recreational flights for adventurers seeking to discover the North, we are a one-stop solution when it comes to safe and reliable aviation support. Learn more at www.flysummitair.com 

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

Employment Equity

Ledcor is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all of our employment practices. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, disability or any other identifying characteristic.

Date Posted
Oct 17, 2019

27 Yellowknife Airport, 100 Dickins Street, Yellowknife, NT, Canada