Provides instruction to first time flight instructors, conducts stage checks, and assists in mentoring flight instructors. Delivers flight, simulator, and 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.
- Conducts ground, FSTD, and flight training for first time flight instructors.
- Conducts 141 stage checks.
- Provides mentoring for Flight Instructors.
- Performs facilities tours and familiarizes customers with LIFT Academy’s policies, procedures, and flight training courses.
- Performs flight instructor duties authorized by the Federal Aviation Regulations in accordance with the approved Training Course Outline.
- Ensures that course standards, training requirements, and objectives are met by all assigned students as required by the Training Course Outline.
- Reports on student progress and accurately maintains and updates all appropriate records.
- 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.
- May assist with new teaching methods.
- 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.
- FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Airplane Single Engine Land and Instrument Airplane (CFII).
- Performed and held flight instructor for 2 years.
- Provided at least 200 hours of flight training as a flight instructor.
- Must hold a current FAA Medical Certificate
- 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.
- Experience training first time flight instructors.
- Experience as a flight instructor under 141.
- FAA Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Multi-Engine Land, Instrument.
- 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 lift 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.