South African Flight School, Starlite Aviation, is Looking for a Chief Flight Instructor – Fixed Wing

02nd Dec 2022

Durban, South Africa based flight school Starlite Aviation Training Academy is currently hiring Chief Flight Instructor – Fixed Wing. Please see an extract of the job post below.

“Job Description

You are responsible for the following:

  • the delivery of the SACAA-approved and International flying training programmes at Starlite Aviation;
  • the integration of all flying, simulator, and ground theory training and for trainee and instructor training delivery;
  • representing Starlite Aviation Training Academy to the flying training industry when required; and
  • for ensuring that Flight Safety and all ground and air activities are conducted with best law practice and relevant regulations whilst delivering training excellence and oversight.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring standardised techniques and discipline among the flight personnel, and that training is carried out as per TPM;
  • Responsible for competency checks of all instructors, to monitor and develop instructors within the company, and for Student dual checks as specified in TPM;
  • Maintain complete oversight of all Grade III Instructors including their theoretical lecturing;
  • Responsible for the finalising of any contract required reports;
  • Responsible for discussing month end reports with contract students and monthly check-ins with civilian students;
  • Check and monitor that all administration relating to Instructors (training files, documentation, reports, debriefs, etc) is kept up to date and current;
  • Ensure all standard requirements, systems, aircraft equipment and processes are in place to pass a CAA audit;
  • Ensure that all operational irregularities (incident & accident reports) are thoroughly investigated and actioned in conjunction with the CI and Safety Manager;
  • Responsible for ensuring the thorough and comprehensive induction and orientation of new flight training staff and students;
  • Responsible for the daily and monthly flight program to ensure maximum and efficient utilization of aircraft and Instructors;
  • Manage and promote the Company’s non-punitive just safety culture;
  • Maintain a professional image when dealing with students and perform all duties relating to flying and ground instruction in accordance with the TPM;
  • Compliance with all Company and SACAA policies and procedures with specific reference to Flight and Duty, timeous licence currencies (incl. CRM/DG) and the TPM;
  • Remain current with regards to red tags, all aspects of aviation law, CATS & CAR’s, AICs, AIPs and Notams at all times.

Qualifications and Experience:

The following is essential for this position:

  • Grade 12
  • SACAA CPL (FW) License, Instructor Grade II rating
  • Minimum of 1000 hours instruction
  • Excellent written and oral ICAO ELP
  • In-depth understanding of all relevant SA CAA Manuals and Regulations
  • Willing to conduct domestic and international travel as required by the company

The following is preferred for this position:

  • 3 years Training Management (CFI) Experience
  • Military Flying Training Experience
  • NVG Instructor
  • Human Factors Instructor
  • Flight Safety Officer
  • SMS Experience
  • Experience in Course Design

The following are preferred for this position:

  • 3 years Training Management (CFI) Experience
  • Military Flying Training Experience
  • NVG Instructor
  • Human Factors Instructor
  • Flight Safety Officer
  • SMS Experience
  • Experience in Course Design”

To learn more about the job and to apply, click here.

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