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Aviation Instructor – California

Aviation Instructor

COS Aviation
United States

Job Location:

Flight training faculty needed for busy and expanding academy style part 141 college program in central California.  Must be available to start mid-January.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument Instructor (CFII)
  • Robinson Helicopter Factory Course Completed within past 4 years
  • SFAR R-22/R-44
  • 400 Hours TT Rotorcraft Helicopter
    • (300 TT Robinson R-22)
  • 150 Hours Dual Given in Robinson R22
  • 2 endorsements for Checkride with first-time pass
  • Current to instruct in R22 (Include hours within past 30, 90 and 180 days on resume)
  • No accidents, incidents or FAA violations
  • Duty weight (nomex flight suit, leather boots, etc.) less than 195 pounds


  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree
  • 800 – 1200 hours (We understand some candidates with this much experience may be accepting turbine positions after a semester with the organization; we are okay with this to make room for new graduates from the program in Fall 2012)
  • Experience instructing Chapter 30 MGIB or Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill students and/or prior Military Experience

Pay based on flight experience, looking for ‘full-time’ instructors assigned 4 – 5 flight training students per day.  Academy students scheduled flight every day Monday - Friday.  Some Saturdays required.  All staff are required to wash aircraft periodically and perform light housekeeping duties.


Successful candidates will already have some teaching experience, but be receptive to adapting teaching style to organizational training techniques.  Training program highly structured with strict adherence to syllabus and operations manual required.  Organization has conservative training policies more restrictive than FAA minimums.  Successful candidates will demonstrate ability to minimize risk through compliance with training operation policies and conservative decision making.  Faculty & students are held to high professional standards outside the cockpit (uniform/conduct/grooming).  Prefer candidates that are clean-cut, articulate, professional, safety oriented and humble.  Must have a legal right to work in the United States.


Application Instructions

If interested, please send an email to: jobs@cosaviation.org.  Please attach resume in MS Word or PDF format only.  In subject line of email write “Aviation Instructor.”  Be sure your resume specifically addresses each of the minimum requirements and desirable characteristics (if applicable). 


In body of email then include pay requirements, or if ‘negotiable’ then state current compensation as a flight instructor, or most recent flight instructor pay (if not currently employed in aviation).


No phone calls/office visits please.  Only apply if you meet the minimum requirements above.

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