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Assistant Chief Flight Instructor – Arkansas

Position Type:Permanent
Company:Upper Limit Aviation, Inc
Fax Number:(801) 596-2779
Address:619 N 2360 W
Salt Lake City
Web Address:www.upperlimitaviation.edu
Company Info:Part 141 helicopter Flight school and 135 commercial operations
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Job Title:Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
Location:West Memphis Arkansas USA
Salary Range:65000-75000
Job Desc:

Job Summary: 

Upper Limit Aviation is looking for highly motivated Assistant Chief Flight Instructor for our Aviation Program.  This person will be required to perform a variety of administrative, supervisory and teaching duties related to the Aviation Pilot Training Program. The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor will provide leadership and act as an agent for positive change within the Aviation program. Effectively manage all rotor- wing instructors and students in the aviation program.  Maintain and/or coordinate compliance with all Federal Aviation Administration requirements.

Essential Job Functions:


  • Primary responsibility will be to assist the Chief Flight Instructor to ensure compliance with the approved TCO and all 141, 61 regulations.
  • Certifying each student’s training record, graduation certificate, stage check and end of course test report, recommendation for course completion and application when so assigned by the Chief Flight Instructor.
  • Assistant Chief Flight Instructor will oversee that students accomplish the required stage checks and end of course tests in accordance with the school’s approved training course.  Assistant Chief Flight Instructor may delegate stage checks to a Check Instructor.
  • Must ensure quality of instruction meets 80% pass rate as stated by FAR 141.83.
  • When assigned by the Chief Flight Instructor they will ensure that each certificated flight instructor passes an initial proficiency check prior to that instructor being assigned instructing duties in the school’s approved training course, and thereafter that the instructor passes a recurrent proficiency check every 12 calendar months after the month in which the initial test was accomplished.
  • Ensure that aircraft are taken off the schedule for required and or unscheduled maintenance.  Constant communication with Maintenance Department for updates on aircraft. May require rescheduling aircraft when necessary.
  • Maintaining training techniques, procedures and standards for the school
  • Maintaining accuracy in all appropriate records, including student training records, student logbooks, and computer records.
  • Maintain open dialog with students regarding school standards, training received, instructors or the school and suggestions given
  • Assisting in pulling required reports for local Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Recommending curriculum and coursework improvements when appropriate.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining current course syllabi/outlines for assigned courses.
  • Facilitate Upper Limit Aviation Safety Program.
  • Teach courses in accordance with program requirements and the objectives of the course outline as set forth by the division using a variety of instructional methods and technologies that facilitates learning for all students.
  • Organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with professional personnel, local organizations, public officials and other interested people.
  • Assist in maintaining public relations with the local community and take part in community relations when possible.
  • Represent Upper Limit Aviation in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community.
  • Submit appropriate resources reports on all students who may be in need of counsel.
  • Stay up to date with trends in the field and update program curriculum and equipment as appropriate to improve student learning.
  • Instill a realistic work attitude in students.
  • Supervise a standardization program for the pilot instructors.
  • Coordinate instructional staff in planning and developing effective programs to meet the needs of students.
  • Initiate curriculum updates and maintain the centralized curriculum including course outlines on file for the programs.
  • Maintain a positive professional working relationship with all FBOs and contractors that supply services, aircraft, and equipment to ULA.
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with the Federal Aviation Administration, Veteran’s Administration, Accrediting Counsel and the Transportation Security Administration.
  • Maintain professional appearance.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements:Required Qualifications:


  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor
  • 3,000 hours total logged time
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor
  • Knowledge of all applicable parts of FAR 141 and 61
  • Must hold a current FAA Class I, or Class II Medical Certificate. 

  • Pass Upper Limit Aviation’s initial and on-going drug and alcohol testing program.
  • Aircraft piloting skills, including familiarity with and ability to perform required flight maneuvers and procedures.
  • Strong written communication skills, public speaking skills, interpersonal skills, effective organizational skills, commitment to detail and follow-up, and exceptional motivational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability of quality flight instruction


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Previous FAR 141 and 61 experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • CFII rating
  • Industry experience (preferably flying in the Gulf of Mexico)
  • Bravo Airspace experience a plus
  • Density Altitude flying above 5,000 feet
  • Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI) experience a plus
  • Advanced Ground Instruction (AGI) preferred


As an integral position in the program, the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor will participate in service as required by the college/university and maintain open dialog between the campus and flight facility. The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor must be able to work flexible hours (including holidays, nights, and weekends) in order to assist the Aviation Program Leader with managing different aspects of flight operations (including maintenance, finances, support staff, desk operations, and any other area the program leader deems necessary). The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor will assist in ensuring compliance with the approved TCO, all 141 regulations (including currency), as well as all college/university safety policies and procedures.

To apply send your resume to: Julie Mower, HR Manager, email: julie@upperlimitaviation.edu.

Upper Limit Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Ident #:12014
Benefits:medical and retirement

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