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Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

North Star Aviation
Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota
234 days ago


Under general direction, provides leadership and guidance for flight instructors paying extra attention to those in their instructor flow; serves as a mentor to flight instructors and students; assists to ensure compliance with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) in the training of students and the supervision of flight instructors.


  • Supervises flight training activities and flight instructors; monitors and evaluates flight instructor performance; advises the senior flight instructors.
  • Performs stage checks, end-of-course tests, and flight instructor proficiency checks; ensures compliance with FARs.
  • Conducts training with flight and ground students. (Flight instructing)
  • Assists in verification of citizenship and maintenance of TSA flight student training documentation compliance
  • Assists in conducting initial and annual recurrent standardization of flight instructors; assists in the development and maintenance of standardized teaching techniques and procedures.
  • Participates in recruitment, interviews, and recommendations of prospective flight instructors; interviews prospective students and parents; monitors progress of students and student training records.
  • Schedules and leads meetings with flight instructor staff.
  • Available at the pilot school or available by some other means of communication, in accordance with FAR 141.85, while training operations are being conducted.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics:

  • Knowledge and instructor certification appropriate to the position sought
  • Knowledge of various flight instruction instrumentation and equipment
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to instruct/teach/tutor
  • Ability to operate personal computer and applications
  • Ability to approach problems/decisions analytically
  • Ability to reason logically and methodically
  • Ability to perform under stressful circumstances
  • Ability to push, pull, lift, and carry objects including the repositioning of aircraft using tow bar or tug.
  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Ability to obtain admission in a graduate-level program and maintain continuous enrollment


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree.

Two (2) years related experience and eligibility for designation as assistant chief instructor under FAR Part 141.36.

Salary Description
50,000 - 60,000

North Star Aviation

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