School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
National Flying Laboratory Centre
Senior Management Pilot
£50,507 to £56,295 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £70,367 per annum plus market rate enhancement
Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire
The National Flying Laboratory Centre is a unique facility based at Cranfield University providing both a 'flying laboratory' for over 1,200 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate engineering students each year and a bespoke research and development service to the aerospace industry. Currently, the Centre operates five aircraft - two Jetstream 31s and three light aircraft from the University’s own airport. Flying operations are typically Monday to Friday and may involve up to 40 days per year based away from Cranfield. We are seeking to recruit a Captain who will also function as a post-holder within the University’s Air Operator Certificate.
This is a challenging role which will require you to be self-motivated and highly flexible in your approach. A good understanding of flight mechanics / flight dynamics will ultimately be required as you must be comfortable discussing technical issues with students. You must also be able to function effectively as a post-holder on the AOC, for example as the Head of Training, but working within other areas such as Flight Operations may also be required. This AOC management work has a diverse set of requirements in itself, from understanding the appropriate regulations and defining how to comply with them, to managing the relevant records and writing / amending documents, and involves close working with the rest of the NFLC management team.You must hold a valid JAR ATPL(A) or Part FCL ATPL(A) and a current medical certificate with no significant limitations. You must have a minimum of 2,000 flying hours of which not less than 500 hours must be as pilot in command. Recent experience as a Captain of a multi-pilot turbine type with a UK AOC holder (or suitable equivalent) is highly desirable. Training experience within an AOC, a current / recent FI rating or TRI rating / TRE certificate is also highly desirable, as is experience as a Military / Part 21J test pilot. A current or previous Jetstream 31/32 type rating is also preferred.