Department Name NEWS 12 Chopper
Job Location NY / Woodbury
Requisition ID 19598BR
Position Type Temporary
Description News 12 Pilots are responsible to insure all operations involving the company aircraft are in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, the Chopper 12 Procedures Manual, and all state or municipal regulations. The Chopper 12 pilot will insure the aircraft remains clean and mission ready. The pilot will operate the aircraft in a safe and efficient manner. He/she will fly the News 12 helicopter ("Chopper 12") to sites where breaking news or other events are occurring within the tri-state area (Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn and The Bronx). The pilot works with News Directors, reporters and photographers to coordinate coverage.
Fly News12 helicopter as requested. Ensure aircraft is in good working order. Initiate repairs with the onsite mechanic when necessary. Assure weather conditions within the flight area meet the minimums required by the FAR s and the Chopper 12 Procedures Manual. Maintain accurate records of daily flight activity, including departure and arrival time, destination, news story name and specific News 12 being served. Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications The successful pilot applicant must have good communication skills and the ability to work as member of a team. He/she must be able to prioritize tasks and projects. Bachelor's degree is preferred.
The pilot applicant must have the appropriate FAA certifications in good standing and a good flight safety record. Should also have excellent piloting skills and knowledge of the AS350B2 VEMD systems. Proof of annual recurrent training in emergency procedures in the AS350B2 helicopter. Ability to troubleshoot maintenance issues and work with the helicopter mechanic to resolve those issues. A knowledge of current and emerging Electronic News Gathering technologies is a plus.
Additionally, to be considered for this position you must meet the following criteria listed below.
2,500 hrs Total Time
1,000 hrs Turbine Helicopter Time
2,000 hrs PIC Helicopter
100 hrs Night Unaided
Commercial Rotorcraft Helicopter Certificate with Helicopter Instrument Rating. Airline Transport Pilot preferred.
Current Class I or II Medical Certificate.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintain a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.
Area of Interest News/Editorial