Plans flight assignments and obtains briefing information regarding purpose of the flight, weather, operating procedures, and special instructions.
Performs flight preparation of the flight plan considering such factors as altitude, terrain, weather, range, weight, cruise control data, airport facilities, and navigational aids.
Ensures all required documentation, including aircraft documents, load manifest/dispatch, operations manual, aeronautical charts, etc. are on board the aircraft.
Ensures the aircraft is pre-flighted, inspected, loaded, equipped, and manned for the assigned flight.
Inspects or supervises the inspection of engines, fuselage and control surfaces for mechanical and structural soundness.
Verifies communications and navigational equipment is functioning properly.
Supervises loading and distribution of cargo and passengers and determines that weight and balance is within prescribed limitations.
Ensures cargo is properly secured and provisions for passenger comfort and emergency equipment such as life rafts, life vests (as required) are on board.
Files FAA flight plan or provide appropriate information to the Comm. Center for the purpose of flight following.
Operates aircraft at a Safe, favorable altitude, considering turbulence, oxygen requirements, passenger comfort, etc.
Ensures all required flight logs, records, and maintenance forms are properly completed and submitted.
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Requirements and preferencesLicenses, Certifications, Competencies, Skills, Knowledge, experience, and special qualifications:
Commercial, Instrument, MEL
FAA Second Class Medical issued within the preceding twelve calendar monthsA minimum of 2000 hrs of flight time with 800 hrs PIC airplane, including at least 300 hrs of multi-engine, 500 cross-country flying, 50 hrs of night flight time as PIC, and 50 hrs of actual or simulated instrument time of which 25 has to be actual in aircraft instrument time.
The FO will have at least twenty hours in multi-engine aircraft, including at least ten hours in the type in which he/she is to serve, within the preceding twelve calendar months, if assigned to multi-engine aircraft.
Must be able to meet and maintain FAA required pilot proficiency standardsThe FO must meet and remain eligible for all required TSA security programs, clearances and credentials necessary for the job description.
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