We are looking for a hard-working and motivated individual to start and grow a new FAR part 61 program to run alongside our highly successful FAR part 141 flight training program. The goal of this the Evening and Weekend program is to grow it into a flight training program known for high quality and efficient flight training available to the public for individual flight training courses. Westwind operates over 40 modern flight training aircraft, most of which are year 2000 or newer. We operate over 30 traditional and G1000 Cessna 172 S models, 5 complex single-engine aircraft, and 4 multi-engine aircraft. Westwind currently has a wait list of over 120 customers looking to train with us for individual courses. We have been unable to keep up with the demand and looking to build a program that serves these customers without impacting our 141 program. Evenings and Weekends are an area where we have a tremendous opportunity. This is also the time period where we have the most interest from the people on our waiting list. Westwind has the structure in place to conduct high-quality flight training (curriculum, aircraft, maintenance, dispatch personnel, flight operations policies, admissions department, accounting departments, immigration services, etc.). We are looking for someone who can focus on teaching and managing flight instructors to grow this into something big. Our goal is to have 100+ students and 15+ CFIs within the Evening and Weekend Program within the first 2 years. This goal will be a team effort, achieved collectively by all Westwind departments. The manager of this program has significant earning potential, through profit sharing, as this program grows.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
· Instructs flight students at all levels (Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-engine, CFI, CFII, MEI)
· Works 1:00 PM to close 3-4 weekdays/week
· Works Saturday and Sunday (no time restrictions)
· Hires and manages Evening and Weekend Program CFI staff
· Conducts evaluations on students within the Evening and Weekend Program
· Must be available to work Saturday and Sunday, and 3-4 weekdays a week
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
CFI, CFII, MEI, 2-year CFI
Previous management experience (preferably within a flight training environment)
Previous experience evaluating student pilots (check airman)
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
Must obtain and hold an FAA third class (or greater) medical certificate. Instructors may be subject to prolonged flights and operations in high summer temperatures, often exceeding 100 ̊F. Aircraft cockpits can be very loud. Pilots will need to stay alert and awake during all times of hands-on aviation.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
Westwind Mission Statement:
Westwind School of Aeronautics exists to train students using our core values of integrity and professionalism to create a generation of elite professional pilots.