Certified Flight Instructor
Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology •
FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR / ELEMENT LEADER
Department: Flight Campus
Reports to: Assigned Flight Commander
It's an exciting time to join Spartan! As we continue to grow we are developing exciting career tracks and opportunities for development not offered at other Flight schools. Our Flight Instructors aren't just instructors, they're leaders. With that, the job in itself at Spartan focuses on the leadership development of our instructors for the dual benefit of their future career options and our students' educational development.
JOB SUMMARY: Element Leaders are primarily certified flight instructors and as such, will maintain high standards of training, air discipline and personal conduct as they train student pilots in various courses offered at the Spartan Flight Campus. Element Leaders develop pilots by emphasizing safety and risk mitigation during flight operations as their students matriculate through the Professional Pilot Course. In addition, Element Leaders are managers of student training portfolios with essential duties and responsibilities listed below.
- Maintain a 40-hour work week CFI scheduling and coordinating with students toward their training progress, with results at no less than minimum appropriate rates for each student
- Responsible for the management and scheduling of their assigned students; perform flight and ground instruction as assigned by supervisory personnel
- Maintain training records, and complete required documentation relating to student training, progress and school operation at the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) level
- Maintain a consistent quality of instruction at not less than the level mandated by the school, or by the Federal Aviation Regulations, whichever is to the higher standard
- Attend mandatory standardization training and perform Solo Monitor duties when required
- Provide administrative documentation pertinent to student training within prescribed time limits
- Develop and prepare course outlines, study materials, and instructional procedures for student enrolled in basic, advanced, or instrument ground school
- Lecture on various subjects such as aircraft construction, federal aviation regulations, and ratio navigation
- Using synthetic instrument trainers, demonstrate operation of various aircraft components and instruments, and techniques for controlling aircraft during maneuvers such as taxiing, takeoff, and landing
- Observe student’s actions during training flights to ensure assimilation of classroom instruction and to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations
- Tests and evaluates students’ progress, using written and performance tests and oral interviews
- Accomplish weekly scheduling functions and submit a daily report for Student Progress in the timelines prescribed by assigned Flight Commander
- Prepare students for flight evaluations by providing high quality training and effective feedback
- Instructor abilities will be evaluated primarily by the Stage Check pass rates of students
- Element Leaders may log 2 hours each week of administrative time to accomplish student scheduling and progress reporting. The expectation is that the scheduling process should take no longer than one hour to accomplish and student progress reporting should take no longer than 10 minutes each day to accomplish
- Element Leaders are able to provide flight instruction for an FAA-mandated maximum of 8 hours per day, and are encouraged to use the scheduling system to their advantage to accomplish this flight time. Flight hours logged each month will be used as an evaluation metric and may be a factor in determining promotion
- Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- This job has no supervisory responsibilities. However, Element Leaders are assigned at least 4, but up to 6 students, and at a minimum will accomplish 4 lessons each week for each of their assigned students
Knowledge and Skills
Education and Work Experience
- Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- Flight Instructor Certificate
- Flight Instructor Instrument Certificate
- FAA Class II Medical
No prior experience is required, but any Flight Instruction experience is highly preferred
High school education or general education degree (GED) is required and active pursuit of undergraduate degree highly sought; FAA CFI required, CFII/MEI highly sought.Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger; handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb, or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch, or crawl; and talk, or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.Work Environment/Conditions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold, and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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