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Full Time Survey Pilot

Position: Survey Pilot

Company: Kîsik Aerial Survey Inc.

Address:  Unit 3 – 4340 King Street, Delta, BC. V4K 0A5 (CZBB)

Posted:  June 2, 2023


Kîsik Aerial Survey provides reliable, high quality aerial surveying for Geospatial users throughout Western Canada and the Northwest United States. Our people are our single greatest strength – delivering safe, professional and reliable service with the utmost integrity. We are committed to providing an unbeatable level of customer service, quality and efficiency to our clients and partners.


Kîsik is a small, close-knit community that has been operating photo survey across BC and AB for the past 13 years. We are looking to hire a pilot to conduct single-pilot survey flights in turbocharged Piper Aztec and Piper Navajo aircraft. The position will be based at Boundary Bay airport in Delta, BC, but will involve being away from base for extended periods as long as 2-3 weeks at a time. Most flying is unscheduled “on reserve,” requiring the pilot to be at the airport within sixty-one (61) minutes of a call out. Flights sometimes depart before dawn, and work includes unscheduled overnights and “airport appreciation time,” but no split duty days.

Much of the flying is seasonal, from May – Oct, with opportunity for extended winter vacation, but if you have the skills and desire to take on additional responsibilities, this can be a year-round position, with opportunity to move into a management role. Kîsik welcomes and values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply and to bring their unique, authentic and whole selves!


  • Flight planning
  • Securing airspace access permission from ATC and other agencies
  • Making safe aircraft-related decisions
  • Working closely with the Sensor Operator to plan each day’s missions
  • Reporting to the airport within sixty-one (61) minutes of a call out
  • Closely monitoring weather
  • Various office administrative tasks

Requirements – Must Have

  • Canadian Commercial Pilots License with valid Transport Canada Class 1 Medical
  • Minimum of 1000hrs PIC
  • Multi Engine Rating with a minimum of 200hrs experience (minima may be reduced for pilots with survey exp.)
  • Ability to pass Group 1 IFR PPC
  • Strong skills in interpretation of GFAs and other weather products
  • Strong written and spoken English communication skills
  • Discipline, motivation and stamina to do the best job possible, tempered by a safety attitude strong enough to say ‘no’ when the conditions warrant

Requirements – Asset to Have

  • Previous aerial survey or similar aerial work experience
  • Mountain flying experience, preferably in BC
  • Familiar and comfortable operating from a variety of controlled and uncontrolled airports
  • Flight time in a Piper twin
  • Cool stories to tell us


  • Salary Range: $40,000 – $80,000 per annum, commensurate with experience and responsibilities
  • Health/Medical Benefits package
  • Paid training opportunities for personal & professional development
  • All field-expenses paid, at good restaurants and hotels
  • Attentive, pre-emptive maintenance. Minimal winter ops. Flight-following and field-support
  • A challenging, fun and safety-focused environment, with flexible work schedule
  • The love and respect of our Kîsik family and community

Apply via Email: [email protected]