The Pilot-in-Command (PIC) is responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of a flight assignment. The pilot-in-command and is authorized by the company to process a flight assignment received from the Communications Center and determines whether to accept or decline a flight assignment based on weather conditions or other factors that may impact the safety of flight. The Pilot-in-command will evaluate Visual Flight Rules (VFR) options and Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) options when applicable. A fully credentialed pilot will be NVG and a single pilot (IFR) captain. Works collaboratively with other members of the flight program.
Reports to the Chief Pilot.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Leadership and Professional Development
Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation departmental aviation policies.
Shares professional responsibility for identification, development and achievement of department goals.
Promotes and maintains positive professional working relationships within the department and throughout the health system
Demonstrates and promotes effective interpersonal skills.
Promotes the safety culture and places safety as a top priority.
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EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Required to meet all the qualifications for a VFR captain set forth in 135.243(C). Additionally: 1700 total flight hours with a minimum of 1500 Helicopter hours, 1000 hours Helicopter Pilot in Command time, 1000 hours of Helicopter Turbine engine time, 500 hours Helicopter Multi-engine and 100 hours of Helicopter Night flight hours required. A minimum of 75 hours of actual or simulated Instrument time at least 50 hours are in actual flight.
IFR transition: All pilots will begin employment as a VFR captain. IFR certification will be complete within 180 days of hire with a maximum of 10hrs allotted for the VFR to IFR transition. New hires will be considered on probationary status until IFR certification is successfully completed.
NVG transition. All pilots will begin employment as a Non-NVG captain. NVG certification will be complete within 180 days of final FAA NVG approval. A minimum of five and a maximum of 10hrs allotted for the NVG transition. Employees hired after FAA NVG approval will be on the 180 day schedule to complete this certification and will be considered on probationary status until NVG certification is successfully completed.
Commercial helicopter license with IFR rating required.
ATP license preferred.
FAA Class II Physical Medical Certificate required.
Helicopter EMS experience preferred.
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