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Helicopter Instructor Pilot – Texas

Helicopter Instructor Pilot

Allen Corporation of America •
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Position Type: Permanent

Job Description:
The Helicopter Instructor Pilot will, as part of a flight operations team, provide VFR and IFR Instruction and check rides within the FAA’s established helicopter VFR/IFR Recurrent and Event Base Currency (EBC) Program as well as providing flight and ground school training in both the Bell 206B III Turbine and Sikorsky/and or Robinson R44 aircraft.

 Specific tasks to be performed by the Helicopter Instructor Pilot include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct flight training as a certified Instructor Pilot within the FPSC Program in the Bell 206B III, Schweizer 300 and/or Robinson R44 aircraft.
  • Flying as Pilot in Command (PIC) on all FAA flights within the FPSC Program.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the aircraft systems, normal and emergency procedures and operational techniques.
  • Conduct ground school, pre-flight and post-flight briefings and presentations as necessary.
  • Create and modify documents using FAA provided documentation.
  • Utilize teamwork, communication and time management skills while multitasking in a fast paced flight operations environment.
  • Preparing special and recurring reports as required.
  • Support FPSC flight operations staff as required in assigned project based work.
  • Advises supervisor of any critical issues to ensure quality support services to the FAA.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Requirements:
Allen provided pilots/instructors must successfully conform to the established standards required by the FAA and Allen will ensure each instructor pilot has as at minimum the following flight certifications and hours:

  • Minimum 1000 hours as PIC total in Helicopters.
  • Minimum 300 hours dual given and a minimum of 50 hours instructor time in the past 12 months.
  • Minimum 50 hours actual/simulated instrument conditions.
  • Minimum instrument training experience in last 12 months of 125 hours or 200 hours total instrument training experience.
  • Successful applicants must have in-depth experience in providing helicopter instrument instruction both ground school and flight in a Bell 206B III, or similar airframes.
  • Instructors with R44 specific experience should meet the Robinson R44 requirements as specified in SFAR 73.
  • All instructors must maintain a second class medical certificate and meet the required flight currency stated in FAA Order 4040.9 as condition of employment.
  • Must pass an initial flight check conducted by FAA personnel as a condition for employment and thereafter successfully complete and annual check ride.
  • Must have experience with avionics including the GARMIN 430, 530 and standard HSI.
  • Must have Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII).
  • All Instructor pilots will complete an initial and annual flight check conducted by the FAA AFS Flight Program Office and documented on FAA Form 4040-2 and will be designated to perform the instructor pilot job assignment on FAA Form 4040-7 prior to assuming pilot-in-command duties in FAA aircraft.  It is anticipated that the initial flight check conducted by the FAA will include verification of the instructor's flight times through a pilot logbook review.
  • All Allen pilots/instructors will comply with specific procedures for the operation of Flight Standards aircraft and that each currency/proficiency and/or Initial/Recurrent flight must be authorized by the AFS Flight Program Office and documented on FAA Form 4040-6 prior to flight.


  • B.S. in Aviation Operations, or related field and three years of closely related experience or High School Diploma and Technical School training and five years of closely related experience.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Must capable to exercise independent judgment in the resolution of flight operations situations in a timely manner.
  • Prior experience in a fast paced flight line office and flight operations environment.
  • Extremely detail oriented, precise, organized and able to work independently and manage/prioritize multiple flight operations projects simultaneously.
  • Must be punctual in all aspects of job performance.
  • Must be proficient in the use of MS Office for completion of standard report and forms as required by the FAA.


  • Proven problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and team communication habits.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a FAA security clearance.
  • Must have good communications skills, both oral and written.

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.

  • Able to sit and work at the controls of a helicopter for extended periods of time.
  • Able to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis.
  • Able to perform general flight operations activities on a daily basis.
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Some travel, not to exceed 10%, may be required.

Salary Range: 65000-72000
Job Ident #: 05-2017-003

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