Assists in leading Part 141 ground and flight instructors. Conducts stage checks, end of course checks, and provides ground instruction in accordance with Part 61 and 141, FAA regulations, Airmen’s Information Manual, advisory circulars, airport operations, and LIFT Academy policies and procedures.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Performs facilities tours and familiarizes customers with LIFT Academy’s policies, procedures, and flight training courses.
- Performs flight instructor, and check instructor duties authorized by the Federal Aviation Regulations, and as designated by the chief flight instructor in accordance with the approved Training Course Outline.
- Reports on student progress and accurately maintains and updates all appropriate records.
- Audits student records, preforms student enrollments, and graduations as designated by the chief flight instructor.
- Ensures that course standards, training requirements, and objectives are met by all assigned students as required by the Training Course Outline.
- Monitors the maintenance condition of the training aircraft, and informs LIFT maintenance personnel of any questionable items.
- Recommends and develops curriculum and courseware improvements when appropriate.
- Attends administrative, standardization, in-service training, and instructor development meetings as assigned.
- Manages a team of flight instructors.
- Screens, interviews and makes recommendations for hiring potential employees. Coaches and provides leadership, direction, motivation and supervision of direct reports. Appraises performance, provides performance feedback, takes corrective actions and oversees training and development of staff.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE.
- Specialty training beyond high school in FAA and/or Airline Transport Pilot certificate.
- FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Airplane Single Engine Land: Airplane Multi-Engine Land, Instrument
- At least 1 year of experience as a flight instructor, and 500 flight hours
- Must hold a current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
- Must meet the minimum requirements for an ATP or RATP certificate.
- Meet the current hiring minimum age and flight hours requirements set by the FAA and Company.
- Must have full knowledge of all curriculums authorized to teach.
- Knowledge of and the ability to apply effective instructional technique in the classroom and in flight.
- Ability to teach and perform well in classroom setting. Computer skills are required.
- Aircraft piloting skills, including familiarity with and ability to perform required flight maneuvers and procedures.
- Knowledge of appropriate Federal Aviation Regulations and related administrative and operational procedures and requirements.
- Strong customer service skills.
PREFERRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- G1000 experience is preferred.
- 141 experience is preferred
- Check instructor experience is preferred
- Must be able to pass an initial and on-going drug and alcohol testing program.
- Must pass a Federal Background check.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
REASONING/PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Makes day to day decisions used to support strategic direction. Decisions often require some thought and are somewhat structured. Decisions tend to be short term and usually moderate cost.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Able to stand at least 70 of the time.
- Able to lift or move up to 25 pounds up to 35 of the time.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice.
- Ability to work well under pressure in fast-paced and noisy environment while exercising sound judgement at all times.
Ability to travel up to 15 of the time, including overnight and weekend travel.