This role serves as Pilot-in-Command on assigned DHC-8 aircraft for a government contract operations, providing passenger/cargo transport as well as causality evacuation and aerial delivery support of the government client in an austere environment. Incumbent will be responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of each flight as assigned.
Plan flights as assigned and obtains information regarding purpose of the flight, weather, operating procedures and special instruction.
Ensure proper preparation of flight plans, considering such factors as altitude, terrain, weather, range, weight, cruise control data, airport facilities and navigational aids.
Ensure all flights are released in accordance with FAR 135 guidelines and all of the necessary documentation is aboard the aircraft for legal and safe completion of each flight.
Ensure that required airworthiness inspections have been accomplished and any previous discrepancies have been corrected or properly deferred in accordance with the MEL for that aircraft (as applicable).
Complete the aircraft preflight inspection and performs preflight preparation to include a risk assessment for each flight conducted.
Complete each flight as assigned by the company/customer, strictly adhering to schedules, routes of flight and load manifests.
Ensure that all crew members are practicing CRM and are fully briefed on the particulars for each flight and any changes to original flight plans, passenger or cargo loads or condition of the aircraft and/or operating environment.
Communicate routinely with on site management personnel on any issues with regard to safety of flight, maintenance of aircraft, life support, customer concerns or personnel issues.
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FAA Multi Engine Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
Current FAA First Class Medical
Current US Passport with at least 6 months remaining at all times
2,000 PIC time
1,200 multi-engine turbine-time
500 PIC multi-engine
Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security clearance at the Secret level
High school Diploma
3,000 hours total time
Experience in aerial delivery operations
Experience in NVG operations
Holds a current and active U.S. Security clearance at the Secret level
Have at least one year of experience as a FAR part 135 pilot of an aircraft.
To have at least one year of Government contracting experience in OCONUS austere environments/locations
Physical requirements of the job:
Incumbent is required to: be able to lift a minimum of 50 Lbs.
Perform aircraft piloting duties for up to 10 hours a day
Be exposed to a wide variety of weather conditions while working outside including but not limited to extreme heat, cold and adverse weather conditions.
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