Part-Time R44 ENG Pilot – Missouri

Backup – Helicopter News Pilot – Kansas City


Kansas City, MO

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Job Summary:

Backup Helicopter Pilot to Provide Electronic News Gathering (ENG) services to local Kansas City affiliate.


• Conducts pre and post-flight checks and routine maintenance on navigation, safety, and operating systems to ensure aircraft is fully operational.

• Interfaces with air traffic controllers regarding flight route, weather conditions, etc.

• Tracks flight hours and use to determine schedule for preventative maintenance; ensures instruments are certified in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

• Maintains written and computerized flight logs and aircraft/pilot records to comply with FAA regulations and other federal guidelines.

• Participates in training and remains current on FAA Airworthiness Directives and related periodic publications.

• Operates aircraft safely and efficiently to the maximize cost effectiveness of each fight.

• Requires flexibility in work schedules since the pilot works a spilt shift and is on-call at the Johnson County Airport, KS (KOJC).


• Must have Robinson R44 PIC time and meet SFAR 73 requirements.

• Minimum of 500 hours total pilot time, or 400 hrs with a Certified Flight Instructor License with Dual Instruction given. Must have at least 100 hours in the R44.

• Customer focus

• Tolerance for stress in dealing with difficult situations and personalities.

• Flexibility around flight times.

• Ability to withstand demanding on-the-job flying times with early starts and late finishes and willing to work weekends.

Work Experience

• Previous Electronic News Gathering experience preferred.

• Flight Instructor experience in Robinson helicopter preferred.


• Graduate of the Robinson Safety Course preferred and Certified Flight School.


• Commercial Rotorcraft License (helicopter) or add-on to Commercial Pilot’s License.

• FAA Class 1 or 2 Medical Certificate required.

• Certified flight instructor and Instrument Rating preferred.


Kansas City, MO: 801 W 47th Street, Suite 210, 64112

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