Miami, Florida

FAR 135 Chief Pilot (must be typed in DA-50)

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.


The employer is seeking a Chief Pilot with a type rating in the Falcon 50 or Falcon 50 EX for its rapidly growing Part 135 charter operation. The purpose of the Chief Pilot (CP) position is to ensure that every flight operating under our client’s Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate and Part 91 Aircraft Management program is continuously conducted safely, in compliance with all FAA and other government regulations, in conformance with operational specifications, and ultimately with the customer’s experience and high degree of satisfaction in mind, while upholding the employer’s values.

Position Summary:

The Chief Pilot is a critical leadership role for the Operations Department reporting to the Director of Operations. This Chief Pilot will bring in and maintain a strong track record in aviation that includes a focus on safety and successful management of the pilot workforce. The Chief Pilot will provide day-to-day leadership and motivation for the pilot team to deliver excellent technical and operational performance needed to achieve overall department goals. This includes recruiting, training, career path management, and aircraft operating standards. Additionally, the Chief Pilot will support the employer’s exceptional customer service interest with clients while utilizing the services offered within the department. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist with the development, communication, and implementation of efficient operational procedures, policies, and effective growth strategies
  • Ensure that the department flight operations are properly staffed, organized, trained, and directed to fulfill its responsibilities
  • Drive department to achieve business goals and objectives
  • Ensure that the department and personnel have the adequate resources needed to perform their jobs successfully and efficiently
  • Coordinate with the scheduling team to ensure proper scheduling of aircraft and pilots, as well as tracking of flights
  • Assist in promoting a healthy culture for the department and the pilot team that benefits employee engagement, happiness, customer loyalty, safety, integrity, and overall excellence
  • Support the Director of Operations when conducting performance evaluations for the department that provides feedback to and from the employees, as well as a planning for corrective actions needed to be successful in their role
  • Support the Director of Operations while performing basic HR functions for the department including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, PRIA process, and onboarding of new pilots and counseling or discharging of personnel
  • Establish and maintain a close working relationship with the FAA
  • Prepare and maintain all pilot training, flight and duty, and proficiency records
  • Maintain all record keeping, including those that FAA and the company requires
  • Ensure aircraft documents, checklists, publications, and databases are continually up to date
  • Manage iPad Jeppesen and Foreflight programs and tablets including updates to documents
  • Oversee and schedule training resources and their execution, including aircraft training flights, simulator, enroute flight checks, ground school, and other learning courses used by department
  • Conduct basic indoctrination, SMS training, and emergency training, as well as other internal training to include customer service
  • Coordinate with the Director of Operations and Director of Maintenance on the timely communication and correction of mechanical repairs, as well as planned inspections or maintenance work on the fleet around scheduled flights
  • Perform flight duties as Captain on qualified aircraft based on scheduling needs and crew capacity
  • Provide ops on call after hours
  • Assist in conformity process of new airplanes to the employer’s certificate
  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed and paperwork is submitted by crews in a timely and legible manner
  • Exercise authorization and compliance per CFR 119.69
  • Spend time approximately 50% flying and 50% office duties


  • Must hold an Airline Transport Pilot certificate (ATP) with a total of 3,000 hours
  • No accidents, incidents, violations or DUI/DWI
  • Current First Class Medical Certificate
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Strong knowledge of FAA regulations (FAR’s) including flight operations under part 135 training
  • Meet the requirements of 14 CFR 119.71(c)
  • Must have served for at least 3-years as a Chief Pilot for a Part 135 turbine multi-aircraft operator [or] have served at least 3 out of the last 6 years as PIC in a department that performed turbine multi-aircraft operations under Part 135
  • Extensive knowledge of FARs, ACs, SAFO/InFO,
    Solid understanding of SOPs and industry best practices
  • 3+ years within general aviation and equivalent operational experience to include familiarity with aircraft maintenance scheduling, crew and staff management, and customer relations
  • Type Rating as a PIC in the Falcon 50 or Falcon 50 EX
  • Check airman, instructor, and safety manager experience preferred
  • High school diploma or GED required/College degree is preferred
  • Intermediate or better proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must reside in close proximity (within 2 hours) of the Miami Opa-Locka Executive Airport or be willing to relocate
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Act as a voice of the company and promote the company business plan internally and externally when interfacing with front-line employees, vendors, OEMs, and regulatory bodies
  • Must be able to complete recurrent training program from Part 142 training center (Flight Safety or CAE)
  • Collaborate with the Director of Operations to develop the department budget and provide monthly variance reporting


$160,000-$165,000 annually, less payroll deductions, required taxes and withholdings


  • Known Crewmember ID
  • 401k plan after (1) year of employment
  • Health Insurance after 60 days of employment
  • Hotel Points
  • Voluntary Vision and Dental Insurance after 60 days of employment
  • $85 per diem for domestic flights and $120 per diem international flights
  • Ten (10) Days of Paid Vacation after 1 year of employment (Must Notify the Dispatch Department 1 month in advance of paid vacation for scheduling purposes)

  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Categories: Operations / Management, Pilot
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Sharon Ballgae

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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