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Chief Pilot - Oakland, California

Company/Organization: Aviation Search Group

Position: Pilot-Fixed Wing

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 5/10/2021 12:15:54 PM


The largest jet charter operator in Northern California and a top 25 operator nationwide has an opening for Chief Pilot. From their start in 2006, they have set out to make private jet charter attainable for executives and others who prefer flying private from the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland, and points beyond. This is a perfect opportunity to join a company that promotes teamwork and collaboration with a heavy focus on retaining long-term employees. The Chief Pilot divides their focus between external and internal aviation activities. The position has both tactical and strategic elements; seeking solutions to short-term operational issues and planning long-term solutions to encompass the corporate strategic vision.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the execution of plans and policies for company related compliance issues
  • Act as a direct liaison to the FAA for matters pertaining to the operating certificate with respect to pilot training or as designated by the Director of Operations
  • Communicates effectively with the Director of Operations, COO, and President, as appropriate regarding relevant flight operational and pilot training activities
  • Maintains flight manuals, checklists and crew equipment required for the aircraft
  • Ensures adequate flight crew training, testing, recording, and archiving of training records
  • Responsible for operational control to initiate, terminate, or divert all company flight operations
  • Responsible for cancelling or suspending any flight operation in the interest of safety until it can be confirmed that the safety hazard has been removed or is no longer a threat to safe operations
  • Maintains a proactive focus on pilot staffing needs and recommends staffing level adjustments to maintain optimal operational efficiency and regulatory compliance
  • Fulfills line pilot scheduling vacancies as directed by the Director of Operations or his designee as the need arises


  • Satisfies the Management Personnel requirements of 14 CFR 119.7 for Chief Pilot
  • Must hold a valid Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with a type rating in at least one of the aircraft operated; Minimum 3,000 hours Total Time
  • Must have previous leadership experience from a Part 135 environment
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with the Company Manuals, Operations Specifications and FAA Regulations
  • Experience with FAA related Data Collection Tools (DCTs)
  • Experience with WebOps and Safety Assurance System (SAS)
  • Experience with ARGUS and audit compliance
  • Understand and be able to implement safety management
  • Displays strong team building skills in planning, organizing, staffing, and controlling members of the flight operations team
  • Excellent communication skills with quick and accurate decision making
  • Close attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work effectively with other managers
  • Craft, cultivate, and implement gaps in processes and procedures
  • Ability to work varying hours of the day or night, on weekends and holidays

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