Illinois, United States

Part 91 – Chief Pilot/Aircraft Manager

Opportunity:   Opportunity to head corporate flight department for dynamic, privately-owned commercial aircraft leasing company based in Chicago.  This is a Part 91 operation that includes a Citation Bravo and Gulfstream IV, managing the aircraft and flying for principals, fully managed in-house. There is no management company involved.  The position is full-time and based in the Chicago area.



  • Full time PIC captain on Citation Bravo (and GIV if rated)
  • Independently manage Citation Bravo and Gulfstream IV
  • Chief Pilot will be relied upon to closely manage the aircraft, including maintenance with emphasis on safety and dispatch reliability and budget efficiency
  • Hours flown average ~20 per month
  • US domestic travel comprises 70+%.
  • We expect company employees to dedicate their full time, best efforts to the Company
  • The nature of the trips include flying for Principals of commercial aircraft leasing company, some company executives, and some personal travel for Principals



  •  Self-starter that can work independently
  • Detail-oriented individual with strong management skills
  • Type Rating: CE-500, First Class Medical
    • GIV Type Rating preferred but not required
  • Minimum hours: 5,000
  • PIC Hours: at least 3,500
  • Experience in Part 91 preferred (Part 135 operations is acceptable).
  • Experience running an independent flight department, to include drafting LOA’s , RVSM, work as liaison with FSDO & regulatory agencies.
  • Work closely with and manage OEM and Maintenance Vendors.
  • Experience in international operations, including complex trip planning
  • Fuel cost planning and negotiation
  • Position reports to CEO or CEO’s designee
  • Willing to undergo standard pre-employment background check
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Positive attitude and problem solving ability


Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, TBD based on qualifications
  • Full, company-paid medical insurance for employee and dependents, including dental and vision insurance
  • 401K Plan available
  • FSA

  • Location: 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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