6 months ago
Key Attributes for Chief Pilot:
The Chief Pilot (CP) must be a motivated professional pilot who leads by example. The successful candidate will have a proven track record as an employee who is willing to go above and beyond on behalf of the company and co-workers. A professional appearance and demeanor is a must at all times. This individual must be a self-starter, who can handle the many demands of keeping a base running in an efficient manner. A working knowledge of and ability to navigate the Microsoft Office Suite is required along with good written and verbal communication skills. A four year degree is preferred, but not mandatory.
To serve as Chief Pilot a person must:
Hold an airline transport pilot certificate with appropriate ratings for at least one of the airplanes used in the certificate holder's operation and:
1. Been employed by Trans States Airlines for at least 1 year;
2. Must be willing to live within driving distance of STL;
3. Be qualified through training, experience, and expertise.
To the extent of their responsibilities, have a full understanding of the following materials with respect to the certificate holder's operation:
4. Aviation safety standards and safe operating practices;
5. 14CFR Chapter I, 49CFR (parts 171-180), 49CFR (parts 1500-1560), and NTSB 830;
6. The certificate holder's operations specifications;
7. All appropriate maintenance and airworthiness requirements of the parts of 14CFR (e.g., parts 1, 21, 23, 25, 43, 45, 47, 65, 91, and 121 of this chapter); and
8. Discharge their duties to meet applicable legal requirements and to maintain safe operations.
CP Required Training Experience, & Expertise:
The Chief Pilot shall be rated and shall have completed the "Initial Training" course in at least one type of aircraft operated by Trans States Airlines (which includes Basic Indoctrination). While not mandatory, the Chief Pilot should maintain aircraft currency, and must attend Recurrent Ground School annually.
CP Duties, Responsibilities and Authorities:
Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. Ensure safety, security and quality is first consideration in all operations.
2. Reports directly to the System Chief Pilot.
3. Must be highly knowledgeable of all Company manuals, Company Operations Specification, Aircraft Flight Manuals, Ground and Flight Training Manuals and all other directives, policies and procedures that may be pertinent to his type of aircraft.
4. Ensure all flight operations are conducted within all applicable parts of 14CFR, TSRs and company policy/procedures.
5. Assures all aircraft manuals, charts, checklists and other required publications are maintained in a current and serviceable manner. Follows the guidelines outlined in SAM 0-0.5.7 for handling of ADs. Specifically the Chief Pilot will assure that the following aircraft manuals are serviceable and in current revised form.
6. Assures each crewmember utilizes the approved company Weight/Balance Program for each flight that operates with any form of revenue on board.
7. Review resumes and interview pilot applicants and coordinates all hiring and dismissal of company pilots along with the System Chief Pilot.
8. Maintain current aircraft checklists.
9. Promote good morale and general efficiency of all pilots; supervise all pilots in areas of discipline and personal performance.
10. May act as company representative in resolving pilot issues, including but not limited to, grievances and arbitrations.
11. Reviews trip reports received from Pilots to assess the need for changes to the operations or Training programs to assure continued safe operations.
12. Recommends to the System Chief Pilot and the Director Flight Operations policies and procedures for the economical and efficient operation of each type aircraft.
13. Will review the recurrent qualifications of each flight crewmember in his fleet on a continuing basis. They shall report to the System Chief Pilot and the Manager Flight Operations Training on the 25th of the month any flight crewmember whose recurrent qualifications have not been renewed. They shall arrange to have that crewmember removed from flying duties.
14. Will supervise all flight crewmembers.
15. Will assure that the pilots are aware of and maintain sensitivity to safety and customer requirements.
16. Will disseminate all pertinent manual revisions to flight crewmembers.
17. Perform duties as outlined in the Flight Operations Duty Manual (FODM).
18. Responsible for ensuring Crew Scheduling has an up to date record of his duty time (including office time). Responsible for signing and remitting a copy of the current month’s master schedule with necessary changes provided by Crew Scheduling.
19. Perform other duties assigned by the System Chief Pilot or the Director Flight Operations.