National Jets, Inc. founded in 1947 by the Boy brothers is a full-service aviation company providing award-winning customer service and a full complement of aviation services including- FBO Services and jet maintenance, executive charter and air ambulance. Our fleet consists of the most modern charter aircrafts and are operated and maintained by National Jets. We have a deep passion for aviation and are looking for other passionate individuals to join our team.
National Jets is seeking a Chief Pilot to join our team in the Ft Lauderdale area. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for aviation, who has initiative and competence to make a significant contribution to the organisation.
The Chief Pilot is responsible for managing all activities pertaining to the company’s pilots. This includes recruiting, initial and recurrent training, aircraft currency/proficiency, and aircraft operating standards. Responsibilities also include career path management for the pilot workforce and training to ensure operating requirements are met. This person will prioritise and distribute additional duties and projects, as necessary, to the pilot team
Position Duties & Responsibilities
- Monitors compliance with the FAA approved company ground and flight training program for crew members, check airmen, instructors and other operations personnel. This includes the approval of contract training and use of aircraft simulators (if applicable) and other training devices or training aids.
- Accomplish the appropriate FAA oral, written and flight test to qualify him/her for the position of Chief Pilot, Company Instructor and Company Check Airman, if the company and the FAA find the position of Check Airman is necessary.
- Maintain the required certificate and experience as per FAR Part 119.71(e)
- Assure that the required aircraft and equipment are available for training, and monitor all training and testing activities of flight crew members, is accomplished by the training department.
- Maintain CBP MCL.
- Establishes and maintains in current form the approved Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), General Operations Manual (GOM), Company Ground and Flight Training Programs for crew members, check airmen, instructors and operations personnel associated with company FAR 135 operations. Directs the training and testing of company personnel who must meet the public.
- Assist the General Manager and Director of Operations in formulating operations policies, and enforces company operations policies to crewmembers.
- Prepares and advises the General Manager and the Director of Operations of the crew member “status” for flight operations and training events.
- Manages employees in the flight crew department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Is responsible for crew member standardization and periodic standards checks.
- Prepares, maintains and periodically reviews all pilot training and proficiency records.
- Disseminates information to all crew members pertaining to operations, manuals and training activities.
- Serves as a representative on the Safety Committee and a member of the Emergency Response Team.
- Submits required operating reports to the Director of Operations.
- Ensures that all company pilots maintain current route qualifications and receive proficiency checks required by the FAA and the company.
- Maintains all recordkeeping the FAA and the company requires.
- May delegate functions to other personnel, but retains responsibility.
- Assure crew members flight and duty records are entered in the pilots permanent file on the first day of each month for the preceding calendar month.
- Must be highly knowledgeable of the company General Operations Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, FAA regulations, NTSB procedures, Operations specifications, Flight Manuals, etc. and other material pertinent to his duties.
- Maintains current Aircraft Checklists.
- The Chief Pilot may exercise control over all flights. May initiate, conduct or terminate a flight for the company in accordance with FAR 135.77.
- Maintain Flight Department Reading File.
- In coordination with the VP of Flight Operation, develops the department budget and provides monthly variance reporting
Required Education and Experience
- No accidents, incidents, violations or DUI/DWI
- ATP with a total of 3000 hours
- Minimum 1500 hours PIC
- Have at least 3 years experience, within the past 6 years, as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under part 121 or part 135
- High school diploma or GED required
- Act as a voice of the company and promotes the company business plan internally and externally when interfacing with front-line employees, vendors, OEMs and regulatory bodies.
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, as well as flight department management experience.
- Strong knowledge of FAA Regulations (FAR’s) including flight operations under parts 135 training
- Previous operations management experience across multiple fleets and domiciles.
- Must meet the qualifications of 14 CFR 119.67(b).
- Intermediate or better proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Must be able to complete training program, demonstrating proficiency with job requirements.
- Must complete recurrent training in order to maintain license required for the job.
- Strong customer service skills.
- Must be able to work flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.
- Must reside in close proximity (within two hours) of Ft. Lauderdale International Airport or be willing to relocate.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Type Rating in a Learjet 45 preferred with minimum of 250 hours PIC in type
- Preferred Corporate experience in Part 135 or Part 91
- College degree is preferred
- International experience preferred
- Strong administrative and management skills
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- Airline Transport Pilot License
- Current First Class Medical certificate
- U.S. Passport
- Driver's License
Reports to: Vice President of Flight Operations / Director of Operations for National Jets
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time, exempt position. Schedule is a combination of administrative office hours during weekdays from 9am-5pm with flight schedules as well. Position requires the ability to work during nonstandard hours when the need arises. This position includes shift work which may require working evenings and weekends, and on scheduled company holidays. The length of a working day varies depending on route.
Must be able to maintain an attendance record in compliance with the company policies and procedures.
Work Authorization/ Security Clearance
In accordance with applicable airport security regulations administered by the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, and/or other local governing authorities, employee must obtain requisite security clearance and Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) security badge as a condition of hire.
Company will provide Equal Employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other protected characteristic as established by federal, state, or local law.
In addition to filling out the online application, you may fax or e-mail your resume:
Fax: (954) 359-9500
No phone calls or drop ins please.