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29 days ago
Location: South West
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Paul Marsden
Sector: Rotary
Category: Instructor Jobs

As a part of Cobham Aviation Services we’re currently recruiting for a Qualified Helicopter Instructor (QHI) to work within the Cobham Academy based at our Newquay operation, supporting flying operations as an Aircraft Captain and Pilot Instructor on military-registered aircraft operated under UK MAA CFAOS approvals. 


In addition to the flying instructional role, the position requires other duties in support of Cobham Academy operations such as conventional ground-school and ground-based training equipment instruction, together with various duties, both technical and administrative, in support of the Academy’s day-to-day training activities.


QHIs need to meet the regulatory requirements regarding qualifications and medical fitness and require previous military experience and ideally type experience on any of the following: Bell 212, Bell 412,  AS350, AW109.  Type training will be provided where necessary to provide resources in response to contractual requirements.

As a Qualified Helicopter Instructor your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
  • Meeting regulatory requirements, successful candidates must have the following requirements:

    • Having successfully completed pilot training with one of the UK Armed Forces

    • Having successfully completed the Central Flying School (Helicopters) QHI course

    • Holding an EASA Part-MED Class One (Unrestricted) medical certificate or military minimum MES of A2.

    • Minimum 2000 hours Total Time
    • General military flying experience, including low-level operations and NVG

    • Display the highest standards of professionalism and safety as a pilot-in-command and instructor

    • Work effectively as part of a cross-functional team

    • Demonstrate excellent customer relations skills

    • Strong written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills

Cobham Aviation Services UK

Protecting borders, saving lives and enhancing the effectiveness of defence personnel.


We combine state-of-the-art technology with complex air platforms to deliver customised airborne surveillance, operational readiness training and search and rescue services.


Our end-to-end capabilities benefit government and military customers with responsive and cost-effective turn-key solutions for optimal mission performance.

About Cobham plc

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.


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