Chief Flight Instructor

Chief Flight Instructor Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Chief Flight Instructor to join our team.


  • Ensure that each student accomplishes the required stage checks and end-of-course tests in accordance with the College approved training course;
  • Establish and maintain a positive, effective working relationship with students, staff, faculty and institutional representatives;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of aviation instructors through observation, review of class records, and formal as well as informal class evaluations;
  • Manage Aviation – Professional Pilot Program ensuring that all Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 141 standards are met;
  • Conduct flight instruction;
  • Recruit, screen, interview, hire, and evaluate aviation part-time instructors;
  • Monitor the progress of student flight training to ensure safety and to increase enrollment and completion rates;
  • Assist with student registration and advisement and participates in recruitment events;
  • Maintain training techniques, procedures, and standards for the College that are acceptable to the Administrator;
  • Monitor compliance with local, state and federal regulations, accreditation standards, and audits;
  • Prepare reports regarding student retention, status of flight accounts, and student progress to ensure program responsiveness;
  • Work with Director of Aviation, Vice President of Academics and faculty to develop appropriate course schedules;
  • Performs other duties as assigned;
  • Prepare, monitor, and execute the Aviation program budget;
  • Supervises full-time and part-time staff to include approving schedules and assignment of duties.


  • Ability to read and clearly interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures;
  • Ability to deal with regulators, respond to requests in a timely fashion, and maintain all records required;
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in daily duties;
  • Knowledge and understanding of two-year college organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures (preferred);
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments;
  • Minimum of 250 hours instructing in multi-engine aircraft strongly preferred;
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies;
  • Knowledge and understanding of FAR Part 141 and 61 requirements and flight school operations;
  • Possess excellent organizational and decision-making skills.

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