Instructor Pilots provide advanced CH-47F flight instruction to student pilots in accordance with the Company Manual. Instructor Pilots will have IP experience at the company level or above. Classes are conducted in day and night with shifts that start as early as 5am and end after midnight. The training is conducted at Fort Rucker, Alabama and includes both US Army students as well as a contingent of multinational students. Instruction includes advanced flight tasks, advanced navigation, terrain flight techniques, tactics, techniques and procedures, and instrument training. Flight instruction may include basic combat skills, instrument, and night vision goggle phases of training. Instruction also includes pre-mission planning, mission briefings, rehearsals, and multi-ship flight operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Instructs and provides performance evaluations of students in classroom, inflight, and simulator training
Conducts pre-flight and in-flight briefings, and post-flight After Action Reviews
Conducts end of stage check rides
Preparing daily briefings; teaching academic topics; and documenting student performance in flight training records.
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Qualifications and Education Requirements
High School Degree Required / Associate or Bachelor’s Desired
Graduate of the U.S. Army CH-47F Instructor Pilot and Methods of Instruction course
5+ years as an aviator required with last CH-47F flight within the last 12 months. (Currency or refresher training may be provided as needed)
Minimum of 1000 hours as pilot in the CH-47F
Minimum of 250 hours as Instructor Pilot in the CH-47F
Fundamentally computer literate to include (but not limited to) using a personal computer, performing word processing, performing database input, access electronic publications, accessing the world wide web, briefing and debriefing software, and filling out electronic forms and grade sheets.
Ability to support periodic travel
Must be familiar with the operation of a military flight training base
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required
Must be able to work overtime as required
Must be willing to work any shift or day of the week as required
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must have and maintain a current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) second-class Medical Certificate through the duration of the contract or, if a member of the National Guard or Reserves, an Army Class 2 Flight Duty Medical Exam (FDME).
Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex aviation word and technical documents/diagrams.
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