Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chief Pilot – AS350 – Part 135


The Chief Pilot is required to remain line qualified as Captain for a flight or series of flights whereby he/she is the Pilot in Command (PIC) of the aircraft for the designated period of duty unless relieved by company authority.  He/she is charged with the responsibility of operating the aircraft within the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations, Operations Specifications and established company policies and procedures.  Some of the duties as Captain may be delegated to the First Officer; however, such delegation does not relieve the Captain of his/her responsibilities. The Chief Pilot cannot delegate any of his/her Chief Pilot responsibilities to any other Captain or First Officer, but can delegate certain tasks to those qualified.  Although not limited to the duties noted below as Chief Pilot he/she will:

  • Ensure that all flights are conducted with safety as the primary consideration.
  • Direct the activities of all Pilots in a manner which promotes the safe and efficient operation of the aircraft.
  • Maintain a smooth working relationship among all flight crews.
  • Responsible for resolving differences or personality conflicts through appropriate company policy in conjunction with Director of Operations and Human resource personnel.
  • Set the example for all other flight crews at all times in such matters as genteel conduct, neatness, alertness, firmness and discipline, adherence to standards and procedures.
  • Ensure the timely operation of his/her flight by promoting punctuality and accessibility of the crewmembers during the layover periods and reporting any unexplained crewmember absence as soon as possibility to the Director of Operations.
  • Complete or supervise the completion of all required paperwork.
  • Conducts or supervises all training activities of flight crew personnel.
  • Advises the Director of Operations regarding the training of flight crew personnel.
  • Prepares and maintains proficiency records, pilot files, duty time records, flight schedules and correspondence pertaining to flight operations activities.
  • Maintain a positive and cohesive relationship with the FAA’s appointed POI and the Company’s directors and executives.
  • Supervises the Lead pilots of each base, and all flight crew personnel.
  • Assists the Director of Operations in formulating operations policies, coordinates those policies, and coordinates operations and training.
  • Maintains proficiency as Pilot in Command.


  • Devote sufficient time with the First Officer/Second in Command (SIC) prior to each flight to promote familiarization and discussion of weather conditions, flight planning, and fuel loading, also communicating with the Dispatcher or Flight Coordinator, as appropriate.
  • Determine the aircraft is airworthy, in accordance with the procedures outlined in the SOP, and that a proper preflight inspection has been accomplished and signed off.
  • Ensure the aircraft weight and balance is computed correctly and within acceptable limits, as described in the appropriate pilots’ handbook.
  • Assist or provide assistance for the safe and smooth handling of passengers, baggage, and cargo.
  • Provide for proper handling of the aircraft where ground handling and/or service personnel are not available.
  • Maintain a high degree of proficiency checks, en-route checks and maintenance operational check flights.
  • Verify the condition of the crew and their duty assignments prior to departure.
  • Require the use of each checklist as appropriate.
  • Supervise the loading of the aircraft, including the closing and securing of all cargo compartment doors, and complete the Aircraft Flight Manifest Record Form.
  • Fill out a time and duty log.
  • Assure compliance with federal, state and local standards, and contractual requirements.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers, stakeholders, peers, and members of the aviation; effectively communicate and make prompt and accurate decisions to help achieve company goals.
  • Aviation administration: flight logs and related paperwork.
  • Understand, support, and enforce company philosophies and policies.
  • Adhere to and promote all FAA policies, standards and protocols.
  • Maintain standards for health, safety, welfare and ethical behavior.
  • Conduct self in a professional manner and provide leadership by example.
  • Seek and collect input and ideas regarding service improvement from all employees and customers.
  • Assure the achievement of service improvement goals.
  • Provide timely follow-up of customer service inquiries/audits as requested.
  • Seek means of personal/personnel development and growth and search for new and innovative technical advancements in areas related to duties.
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with policies and procedures, as set forth by CHE management and as instructed.
  • Have a full understanding of material with respect to the Company’s operation – Aviation safety standards and safe operating practices.


  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
  • AS350 Type Rating/flight time and instruction time
  • Current 2nd class medical (1st class if A.T.P. rated and required)
  • 3 years of experience as PIC within the past 6 years under part 135
  • Previously employed as Chief Pilot under 14 CFR part 135
  • Part135 instructor pilot experience
  • Part135 charter start-up experience preferred
  • Experienced with ATC communication and operations at Bravo and Charlie airports.


  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, 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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