SUMMARY: The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor is responsible to provide safe, effective and efficient FAA Part 141 flight instruction operations for the University that is in accordance all local, state, and federal guidelines.The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor must also uphold the philosophy an
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Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

California Aeronautical University • 
San Diego, California, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
SUMMARY: The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor is responsible to provide safe, effective and efficient FAA Part 141 flight instruction operations for the University that is in accordance all local, state, and federal guidelines.

The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor must also uphold the philosophy and mission of the University while instilling positive and progressive attitudes in all students.
 
JOB REQUIREMENTS include but are not limited to the following:
 
COMPLIANCE:
  • Responsible for compliance with all local, state, accreditation and federal regulations.
  • Ensure that all employees and students are held accountable to the company’s policies and procedures and applicable laws.
  • Ensure completeness, accuracy, and security of campus files, documents and reports.
  • Review all necessary policies and procedures to ensure a culture of compliance.
ESSENTIAL ASSISTANT CHIEF FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR DUTIES:

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
Typical responsibilities:
  • Serves as Chief Flight Instructor in the absence of the Director of Flight Operations/Chief Flight Instructor;
  • directs daily operations to ensure compliance with federal air regulations;
  • supervises flight scheduling;
  • makes hiring recommendations, trains staff, and evaluates performance;
  • develops training manuals and procedures for pilots and CFIs;
  • monitors pilot proficiency and currency;
  • ensures Instructor records are accurate and up to date;
  • audits flight training records regularly;
  • serves as Flight Training Operations representative as necessary;
  • attends community outreach programs and engages in professional development activities.
Safety and Training
Typical responsibilities:
  • Supervise all aircraft operations for safety;
  • Intervene when safety of flight is in doubt and provide corrective measures;
  • Monitors and insures CAU standardization of CFIs;
  • Provides both classroom and flight instruction as needed;
  • Develops and implements training courseware revisions;
ESSENTIAL INSTRUCTOR DUTIES:
  • Follow objectives of course syllabus as provided by CAU.
  • Prepare and implement day-by-day course outline.
  • Prepare lesson plans and required materials for each day’s instruction.
  • Record daily attendance and communicate potential concerns.
  • Promote a positive learning environment in the classroom.
  • Motivate and encourage students to attend class regularly and apply themselves to their course of study.
  • Maintain clear and consistent communication using a variety of teaching methods.
  • Maintain record book on each student to include grading and attendance.
  • Ensure that all students are held accountable to CAU rules and regulations.
  • Recommend improvements in course design, materials, equipment, and facilities that may enhance student’s learning experiences and preparation for employment.
  • Develop and implement an annual professional development plan to enhance career growth.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
 
To be eligible for designation as an assistant chief instructor for a course of training, a person must meet the following requirements:
 
(1) Hold a commercial pilot or an airline transport pilot certificate and, except for the assistant chief instructor for a course of training solely for a lighter-than-air rating, a current flight instructor certificate. The certificates must contain the appropriate aircraft category, class, and instrument ratings if an instrument rating is required by the course of training for the category and class of aircraft used in the course;
(2) Meet the pilot-in-command recent flight experience requirements of §61.57 of this chapter;
(3) Pass a knowledge test on—
  (i) Teaching methods;
  (ii) Applicable provisions of the “Aeronautical Information Manual”;
  (iii) Applicable provisions of parts 61, 91, and 141 of this chapter; and
  (iv) The objectives and approved course completion standards of the course for which the person seeks to obtain designation.
(4) Pass a proficiency test on the flight procedures and maneuvers appropriate to that course; and
(5) Meet the applicable requirements in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) of this section. However, an assistant chief instructor for a course of training for gliders, balloons, or airships is only required to have 40 percent of the hours required in paragraphs (b) and (d) of this section.
  (b) For a course of training leading to the issuance of a recreational or private pilot certificate or rating, an assistant chief instructor must have:
    (1) At least 500 hours as pilot in command; and
    (2) Flight training experience, acquired as either a certificated flight instructor or an instructor in a military pilot flight training program, or a combination thereof, consisting of at least—
    (i) 1 year and a total of 250 flight hours; or
    (ii) 500 flight hours.
  (c) For a course of training leading to the issuance of an instrument rating or a rating with instrument privileges, an assistant chief flight instructor must have:
    (1) At least 50 hours of flight time under actual or simulated instrument conditions;
    (2) At least 500 hours as pilot in command; and
    (3) Instrument flight instructor experience, acquired as either a certificated flight instructor-instrument or an instructor in a military pilot flight training program, or a combination thereof, consisting of at least—
    (i) 1 year and a total of 125 flight hours; or
    (ii) 200 flight hours.
    (d) For a course of training other than one leading to the issuance of a recreational or private pilot certificate or rating, or an instrument rating or a rating with instrument privileges, an assistant chief instructor must have:
    (1) At least 1,000 hours as pilot in command; and
    (2) Flight training experience, acquired as either a certificated flight instructor or an instructor in a military pilot flight training program, or a combination thereof, consisting of at least—
    (i) 1 1⁄2 years and a total of 500 flight hours; or
    (ii) 750 flight hours.
    (e) To be eligible for designation as an assistant chief instructor for a ground school course, a person must have 6 months of experience as a ground school instructor at a certificated pilot school.
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