Responsible for performing duties as an Instructor Pilot-Trainer in the MD500 Series Aircraft and supporting simulation device(s). Conduct Initial Entry Rotary Wing (IERW) training, Aircraft Qualification Course (AQC) training, continuation training and evaluation of customer students and pilots in

MD530 FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Vinnell Arabia • 
Dirab, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
Responsible for performing duties as an Instructor Pilot-Trainer in the MD500 Series Aircraft and supporting simulation device(s). Conduct Initial Entry Rotary Wing (IERW) training, Aircraft Qualification Course (AQC) training, continuation training and evaluation of customer students and pilots in accordance with approved Saudi Arabian National Guard/Ministry of National Guard publications (CMP’s, AR’s, TC’s, etc.). Flight instruction duties include; contact, basic instrument, basic and advanced combat skills and initial NVG qualification. Flight evaluation duties include APART and PFE’s under Day, Night, Hood and NVG conditions to U.S. Army standards IAW government approved ATM, POI, and CMP requirements. Academic instruction may include, but not limited to any combination of Individual or Group instruction in a classroom environment and or simulator on basic ground school topics to include aerodynamics, aeromedical, navigation, aircraft systems, crew coordination, basic instruments, and night/NVG. Responsible for maintaining Individual Gradebook Folders, Individual Aircrew Training Folders (IATF) and completing required training, currency, and readiness entries
  1. Duties/responsibilities:

    1. Train and evaluate Aviation pilots in the MD500 Series Aircraft, conduct Initial Entry Rotary Wing (IERW), initial Aircraft Qualification Course (AQC) training in accordance with the US Army Aviation ATM and specific unit ATP guidelines.

  1. Develop an Aviation Aircrew Training Program in accordance with customer guidance.

  2. Verify and confirm that all required flight training publications are current and complete.

  3. Conduct and evaluate individual readiness level progression tasks, to include instrument flight tasks during day, night, and night vision goggle (NVG), and instrument flight rules (IFR).

  4. Prepare pilots through realistic mission training flight maneuvers under local environmental conditions to include dust landings, and weather specific desert training.

  5. Provide aircrew proficiency training in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) in and outside controlled airspace under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and or international General Authority on Civil Aviation (GACA) rules.

  6. Attends meetings as required with Customers.

  7. Recommend aviation instructor pilot and Pilot in Command appointments to customer leadership.

  8. Responsible for providing direct interface and daily status reports as required between staff for training status, mission assignments, mission planning, and crew status.

  9. Assist in Maintenance Test Flights as required.

  10. Able to perform duties in a culturally sensitive environment and maintain a professional approach, attitude, and appearance at all times.

  11. Able to write effectively in order to develop and update all POI’s, CMP’s, classes and related flight manuals as required by the customer leadership.

  12. Able to instruct as a SME in all POI and CMP areas, and subjects as required by the customer leadership.

  13. Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office Suite programs, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  14. Other duties as assigned and or directed by management.

B. Independence: Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities with significant choice of methods. Authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities.

C. Supervisory Responsibilities: None. Reports directly to the Standardization Instructor Pilot.

Job Requirements:
  1. Education Level: Must have been qualified as a Pilot in Command. Additional qualifications:

    1. Graduate of a course of instruction for IPs at an authorized Aviation Proponent School required.

    2. An IP equivalency evaluation administered by a standardization instructor pilot (SP) selected by the Directorate of Evaluations and Standardization (DES), preferably in a MD500 Series Aircraft required.

    3. 3000 hours minimum total flight hours (Turbine Engine) of which a minimum of 500 are as an IP.

    4. Minimum 500 flight hours in a single engine rotary wing aircraft preferred.

    5. Previous NVG Instructor Pilot required. Minimum 500 NVG hours preferred.

    6. Graduate of the U.S. Army RWIFE Course or equivalent preferred.

    7. Certificates: Army Aviator certification with rating as Instructor Pilot; FAA Commercial License; FAA Flight Instructor or ATP preferred.

B. Experience:
    1. Experience in Scout, Attack, and/or Utility operations.

    2. Previous Fort Rucker Instructor Pilot/IERW experience preferred.

C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Knowledge of Army Aviation training concepts, administration, and logistics. Demonstrated ability as lead pilot of a flight training organization. Demonstrated past performance and experience in leading an organizational staff to achieve organizational goals. Demonstrated past performance in the development of organizational plans, policies, and operational procedures. Ability to communicate both orally and written. Ability to effectively deal with people in the supervision of staff and team members. Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner. Possesses a valid driver’s license.
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