Minnesota, United States

Chief Flight Instructor (for FAR 141)

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not apply if you require visa sponsorship. This position requires the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for visa sponsorship!

This is a full time/direct hire position offering a competitive salary with full benefits package.

Position: Chief Flight Instructor

Reports to: General Manager

Location:  Minnesota

To serve as the Instructor of Record for all flight training courses, ensuring compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) in the training of students and supervision of flight instructors while serving as faculty member and performing instructional duties.


  • Develop, maintain, and force FOM policies.
  • Certifies training records, enrollment certificates, stage and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) check rides, conducts stage and/or final test given to students; recommends grades for all flight courses.
  • Teaches assigned Professional Flight related courses and associated labs in accordance with the college’s workload policy; maintains written instructional standards; facilitates instruction using alternative delivery methods as needed; informs students in writing of instructional standards; posts and maintains office hours; participates in the assessment of student learning outcomes; establishes, maintains and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner.
  • Stays up-to-date on regulatory and procedural changes in the flight training environment; reviews flight training program courses; develops new courses, curriculum, and assists with the preparation of course proposals, curriculum updates and the construction of degree/certificate programs
  • Applies and maintains standards of quality operating methods, processes, systems, and procedures; implements changes as necessary to maintain a compliant Professional Pilot program; integrates knowledge of industry trends and professional training to continuously improve program quality.
  • Conducts initial proficiency check of each instructor to be used in a course of instruction; conducts annual recurrent proficiency checks in accordance to FARs; supervises flight training activities, assistant chief instructors, and flight instructors; monitors flight instructor performance and makes recommendations; ensures compliance with FARs
  • Maintains a cooperative and communicative relationship with FAA representatives; serves on committees as assigned Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Be an ambassador to safety by following applicable FOM procedures, file reports using the current safety reporting system, attend periodic safety meetings, and maintain a general safety mindset.
  • Ensure student records are kept in an orderly and accurate manner.
  • Periodically audit all records pertaining to students in their care and correct any errors while following applicable NSA procedures.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to follow college policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of trends, developments, new technologies affecting the Professional Flight program
  • Knowledge of curriculum and program development
  • Knowledge of public relations/marketing practices and methods
  • Skill in current technologies and word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software, specifically Microsoft Office applications
  • Skill in instructing students from diverse cultures and/or backgrounds
  • Skill in using authentic assessment to evaluate students’ needs and progress
  • Skill in integrating technology into curriculum and other educational services
  • Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations
  • Ability to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner
  • Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information
  • Ability to analyze problems, identifies solutions, and takes appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. routinely and up to 100 lbs. occasionally
  • Frequent work in small places, extreme temperatures, heights above six feet and noisy environments.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Meet all FAR 141.35 Chief Instructor Qualifications
  • Current FAA Flight Instructor Airplane Single and Multi-Engine
  • Current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate – Airplane Single and Multi-Engine land
  • Current FAA 3rd Class Medical Certificate
  • Current FAA Flight Instructor – Instrument Airplane
  • Preferred three years’ flight instruction experience in part 141 environment.
  • 12-month Flight Instructor Refresher Course


  • Location: Minnesota, United States
  • Categories: Pilot
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Sharon Ballgae

Contact Information
  • Call: (904) 264-0097
  • Fax: (904) 264-0230

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