Arizona, United States

Chief Pilot

The Chief Pilot will have responsibility for establishing a Flight Training quality, standards and safety strategy and implementing the resulting Flight Training quality, standards, and safety plan across the  organization.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Establish training quality requirements for each phase of the flight school’s training regardless of the specific requirements of the course.
  • Build programs that enable these quality requirements are standardized across all programs, training tools, and instructors throughout the organization.
  • Work with Flight Training Operations leadership to receive buy-in for these programs and agreement as to how the Flight Training organization will implement these standardization programs.
  • Deliver against metrics that ensure these quality programs are implemented and delivering against Company expectations.
  • Establish best in breed safety policies and programs for the flight school that are viewed by the FAA, the other global regulatory bodies that the school works with, Airlines, and international customers as the best in the Flight Training industry.
  • Work with the FAA to ensure that all training courses, procedures, and policies, at a minimum, exceed all FAA requirements and expectations.
  • Build the organization and develop managers to support the requirements of the Chief Pilot’s area of responsibility.
  • Serve on the school’s Executive Committee and participate in the development of overall Company strategy.

Must Haves:

  • Already a Chief Pilot – has required FAA certifications and requirements to be the Chief Pilot of a flight school
  • Minimum of 10 years as a Manager of Flight Instructors or as a Flight Instructor
  • Demonstrated experience developing and building high quality training programs. He/she must have developed the programs themselves, not taken over from someone else who developed them.
  • Similar demonstrated experience developing Safety programs for a flight school.
  • Strong interpersonal and demonstrated ability to work with others in an organization to get his/her programs executed.
  • Demonstrated experience working with the FAA. Has political savvy to get programs approved and knows how to deal with challenging government situations.
  • Must be willing to ‘dig in and get their hands dirty’.


  • Location: Arizona, United States
  • Categories: Operations / Management, Pilot
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Mitch Maldonado

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

Aviation Recruiting, Inc.
1845 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 350
Fleming Island, FL 32003

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