UK Helicopter Flight School, Helicentre Aviation, is Looking to Expand Flight Instructor Team

06th Feb 2023

Helicentre Aviation was founded in 2001, originally based at Coventry Airport in the West Midlands, now headquartered at Leicester Airport with its multi-engine training and operations centre of excellence at London Oxford Airport. Please see an extract of the job post below.

Since opening, its training academy, commercial and utility operations have gone from strength to strength and the original expectations of creating a one-stop training academy and commercial air operation were far exceeded. Helicentre Aviation has trained hundreds of professional helicopter pilots, feeding the crew supply chain globally, both offshore and onshore.

Today Helicentre Aviation owns and operates a fleet of 16 helicopters including Cabri G2, Robinson R44 and AgustaWestland AW109 helicopters operating the largest onshore aerial surveillance and training contracts in the UK.

Job Summary

The FI(H) is responsible for delivering professional flight training for the issue of a CPL(H), PPL(H) and helicopter type ratings, and may include other forms of ground and flight instruction and/or other commercial and non-commercial operations according to experience, qualifications and company requirements. This will range from check flights to refresher training for existing licence holders, and accompanying trainee pilots on hour building trips in the UK and Europe.

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Provision of flight instruction in accordance with instructor qualifications
  • Provision of ground instruction
  • Supervision of self-fly-hire pilots
  • Assisting with quality control audits
  • Monitoring student well being and act as point of contact for student concerns
  • Safety compliance and promotion
  • Supporting the Head of Training and Chief Flight Instructor
  • Delivering flight training and ground briefings are per the ATO Manual
  • Attendance of Flight Instructor Meetings
  • Managing students’ program and prepare paperwork
  • Delivering ground school for PPL(H) and type rating courses
  • Conducting maintenance ground runs and test flights
  • Maintain cleanliness of aircraft
  • Reporting defects in a timely manner
  • Assisting the Chief Flying Instructor in the development of training resources
  • Attending career events where required

Core Competencies / Requirements

  • Maintain a valid CPL(H) with FI(H) and Class 1 or Class 2 Medical (dependent on role)
  • Maintain relevant type ratings
  • Maintain familiarity with the relevant UK Regulations

Working Hours

Full-time, Permanent – as required in accordance with the ATO FTL scheme

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

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