Helicopter Chief Pilot – Hawaii

Chief Pilot

JH Recruiter
Honolulu, HI
United States


Minimum Flight Hours Required

Manages Others

Employment Type

Work Schedule

No Travel

Job Description

Special Instructions – Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to careers@justhelicopters.com.

Our client is a busy, well established, FAA Part 135 operator providing helicopter tours and operations on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The company provides daytime tours of Oahu and offers the island’s only Sunset, City Lights, and Flashing Skies Fireworks night tours. It has a culture of excellence that provides its customers with the highest level of customer service in the Hawaiian tour market and they are looking for team members with impeccable character and a dedicated work ethic.

Position Overview – The Chief Pilot (CP) is directly responsible to the Director of Operations. The CP directly supervises all crewmember training and the flight related activities of all flight crewmembers. Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assume the duties of the Director of Operations in their prolonged absence, when notified / designated in writing.
  • Exercises operational control over assigned flight crews, aircraft and equipment.
  • Directly responsible for crewmember training and standardization. Plans and directly supervises the training activities of flight crews and keeps the Director of Operations advised on crewmember standardization.
  • Selects and assigns primary pilots to contract operations. Selection and assignment of part time pilots.
  • Monitors the physical status of all flight crewmembers to ensure they are physically capable of performing their required flight activities, and that they present an image appropriate for the company.
  • Establishes duty hours for all flight crew personnel and ensures flight crews do not exceed their flight and duty time limitations.
  • Prepares and maintains training and proficiency records. Schedules training and corresponds with crewmembers as required by the company operations manual and training program. Maintains status forms showing flight crewmembers compliance with the currency requirements outlined in 14CFR. Makes required FAA records available to the FAA during inspections and tests as required in 14CFR 119.59.
  • Assists the Director of Operations in formulating operations and training policies and in coordinating the same with appropriate regulatory agencies.
  • Ensures that all pilots receive and pass the written or oral test and competency check, as required by 14CFR Part 135, in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates the flight activities of all assigned pilots.
  • Disseminates information to all crewmembers pertaining to routes, airports/heliports, NOTAMS, NAVaids, etc., and company policy. Provides adequate and current flight manuals, checklists and passenger briefing cards for each aircraft.
  • Writes lesson plans and/or assembles training reference materials from various sources to be used by pilots undergoing required company training.
  • Designates sufficient instructors to ensure all flight crews conform to standard procedures as outlined in applicable FAA regulations, company policies, and the company training program.
  • Manages the company flight locating operation.

Compensation and Benefits – The competitive salary will be based on qualifications and experience and will include paid vacation and health insurance.

Job Requirements

Professional Pilot Skills and Qualifications – To serve as Chief Pilot, a person must hold at least a commercial pilot certificate and be qualified to serve as pilot in command in at least one aircraft used in the operations. And (in the case of a person becoming a Chief Pilot for the first time ever) have at least 3 years experience, within the past 6 years, as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under part 121 or part 135, or (in the case of a person with previous experience as a Chief Pilot) have at least 3 years experience as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under part 121 or part 135.

Interested Candidates should have the following MINIMUM qualifications:

  • FAA Commercial Pilot (Helicopter) w/Instrument Rating
  • Current FAA CFI Certificate with SFAR 73 sign-off R44
  • 1000+ hours of Robinson R-44 experience
  • 3+ years of experience in Robinson R-44 helicopters
  • Robinson Safety Course
  • Computer skills required
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to read, understand, and comply with FAA regulations, Robinson Helicopter Company manuals, and company policies
  • CFII preferred

Special Instructions – Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to careers@justhelicopters.com.


JH Recruiter


United States

Source: Just Helicopters