Helicopter Pilot Job Description

Helicopter Pilot Job Description

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Helicopter pilot provides direction and assist with training of core aircraft systems: avionics, navigation, autopilot and communications, systems.

Helicopter Pilot Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Analyse key flight information including mechanics logs, routing, airport facilities, weather conditions and fuel requirements prior to departure and during flight in order to ensure safe operations
Performs pilot duties as needed or assigned
Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Company aircraft, and in the performance of assigned duties as Base Manager, Pilot in Command, or Aerial Observer
Performs additional duties and assignments as requested by department supervisors
Supervises the SIC in any duties necessary for the smooth, safe, and efficient operation of the aircraft
Ensures that the flight will not be commenced if an aircraft crewmember is incapacitated from performing duties by any cause such as injury, sickness, fatigue, or the effects of any psychoactive substance
Assumes any duties delegated by the Chief Pilot and/or Assistant Chief Pilot
Direct the efforts in order to ensure safety, reliability, security and integrity consistent with company goals, objectives and policies in full compliance with existing and future government codes and regulations
Files flight plans as needed or assigned
Obtains weather data and interprets data based on flight plan

Helicopter Pilot Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Helicopter Pilot

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FAA, II, A&P

Education for Helicopter Pilot

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the helicopter pilot job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Education, Aviation, Department of Education, Technical, Business, Management, Engineering, Medical, Information Technology, Graduate

Skills for Helicopter Pilot

Desired skills for helicopter pilot include:

Aircraft systems
Duties
Federal Aviation Regulations
Mission and systems with an understanding of applicable operator tasks
Operations
Tactics
AS350B2 VEMD systems
Air traffic control procedures and aircraft systems
Aircraft tactical employment as part of a larger force
Current and emerging Electronic News Gathering technologies

Desired experience for helicopter pilot includes:

Pilot Training
Must possess a ICAO equivalent or FAA commercial pilot certificate and an ICAO equivalent or FAA flight instructor certificate with rotorcraft category, helicopter class and instrument helicopter ratings on both certificates, or be a graduate of any DOD rotary wing instructor pilot course for rotary wing aircraft
Total Flight Time - 1500 hrs
Pilot-In-Command - 250
Must certify having a combination of 100 hours of hooded instrument, flight simulator instrument, or weather pilot time
Must have instructed students in instrument flight training

Helicopter Pilot Examples

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Helicopter Pilot Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a helicopter pilot. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for helicopter pilot
  • Loads and unloads passenger's luggage in aircraft
  • Keeps assigned aircraft charts and software updated
  • Keeps the aircraft clean, neat, and polished
  • Assists maintenance staff with aircraft maintenance as assigned
  • Performs pre-flights, in-flight tests, and post-flight checks as needed to ensure the safety of flight
  • Works with the FAA and local civil aviation authorities as assigned
  • Be willing and comfortable working in remote environments, with minimal support structure
  • When humanitarian crisis arise, it may be necessary to temporarily deploy away from home base for several weeks, and even up to 30 days at a time
  • Serve as the primary instructor for the BS in Aviation Science for Rotor Wing
  • Supervise all assigned personnel in the program including faculty/instructors, maintenance team, and administrative functions
Qualifications for helicopter pilot
  • Must have a current FAA Second Class Medical Certificate prior to beginning MOI training
  • Must not exceed 250 pounds in flight duty uniform
  • Must certify being Night Vision Goggle (NVG) qualified and 200 hours of NVG time
  • Must certify having 200 hrs Combat Mission Time in helicopters within the last 10 yrs
  • Works in normal office environment with controlled temperature and lighting conditions for 60% and 40% in the hanger
  • Current applicable FAA Medical Certificate
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Helicopter Pilot Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of helicopter pilot. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for helicopter pilot
  • Liaise with the training institute team to ensure a standardized approach to flying and ground operations
  • Responsible for Aviation program budget
  • Responsible for Aviation curriculum
  • Responsible for the safety management of the program
  • Supervise the maintenance program for all assigned helicopters and simulators
  • Establish processes and procedures to manage student flight hours and maintenance program
  • Establish tracking for veteran enrollment and financial compliance
  • Instruct Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command (RSLFAC) pilots on all Simulator (SIM) courses according to RSLFAC Training manuals
  • Periodically inspect the SIM
  • Review, analyze and track all SIM errors and reports
Qualifications for helicopter pilot
  • Experience as MH-60R or SH-60B SWTI or FRS instructor
  • Demonstrated experience in all flight-related disciplines the ground support discipline in conjunction with certain flight assignments
  • Hold an EASA ATPL (H) or CPL(H) with IR
  • 1000 hours pilot in command of aircraft of which 500 hours is pilot in command on twin turbine helicopters
  • 500 hours operating experience in twin turbine helicopters in an operational environment similar to the intended operation
  • 20 hours VFR at night as pilot in command
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Helicopter Pilot Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a helicopter pilot. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for helicopter pilot
  • Update the SIM manuals according to RSLFAC training manuals
  • Advise the manager of SIM of issues
  • Teaches all flight simulator procedures and responsibilities
  • Supervises the operation of assigned aircraft and flight crew, including all pre-flight, in- flight and post flight activity
  • Determine appropriate courses of action to ensure safety of flight, passengers and company property
  • Prepares flight plans, fuel load, weight and balance calculations in preparation for flight
  • Ensures all passengers needs have been met for the duration of the flight
  • Validates trip details prior to departure
  • Ensures checklist use
  • Contacts and briefs the aircrew the night before the trip
Qualifications for helicopter pilot
  • Fluent English, Driving License, Passport, Right to Work in the UK
  • Be qualified and instrument rated on the EC135
  • Have a minimum of 50 offshore hoist cycles
  • Have current or recent offshore/HHO experience
  • Have current or recent HEMS experience
  • Commercial Rotorcraft Helicopter Certificate with Helicopter Instrument Rating
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Helicopter Pilot Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a helicopter pilot. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for helicopter pilot
  • Evaluate new emerging technologies, equipment, procedures, safety and compliance concerns related to flight operations so that recommendations may be prepared for review by the Director and/or President/CEO
  • Assist the President and Director with additional duties as assigned
  • Coordinates the functioning of all aircraft crew members assigned to the flight
  • Monitors aircraft crewmember performance, shares knowledge with aircraft crewmembers, and assists in evaluating aircraft crewmember potential performance
  • Makes decisions necessary to start, delay, or cancel flights and deviate the flight from planned route or destination when operating conditions dictate
  • Maintains currency and proficiency in assigned Flight Department aircraft
  • Ensures that the aircraft is airworthy and registered and that the required documentation is onboard the aircraft
  • Ensures that aircraft crew members have valid licenses, medical certificates, passports and visas, when required, in accordance with the CFRs, and ICAO Annex 1 when operating internationally
  • Ensures that the flight will not be continued beyond the nearest suitable airport when aircraft crewmembers’ capacity to perform functions is significantly reduced by impairment of faculties from causes such as fatigue, sickness, or lack of oxygen
  • Confirms any nonstandard environmental rules and procedures at the intended departure and destination airports
Qualifications for helicopter pilot
  • Must have at least 200 hours in an AS 350 series aircraft and recent flight experience in helicopters within the previous 12 months
  • Must have the appropriate FAA certifications in good standing and a good flight safety record
  • Must also have good communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a team and be able to prioritize tasks and projects
  • Knowledge and experience of 10+ years within corporate utility aviation preferred
  • Requires a minimum of 5,000 hours total rotorcraft hours, including 2000 hours in turbine- powered helicopter
  • 100 hours total Bell 429 type rotorcraft hours preferred
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Helicopter Pilot Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a helicopter pilot. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for helicopter pilot
  • Operates the aircraft per standard operating procedures and within aircraft limitations
  • Continually monitors the amount of usable fuel to ensure a safe landing with appropriate fuel reserves and communicates with ATC during abnormal situations
  • Records flight times and reports all known or suspected defects in the aircraft to management and maintenance personnel at the termination of the flight
  • Reports all known or suspected FAA violations or incidents to the Chief Pilot and/or Assistant Chief Pilot as soon as practical
  • Reports any act of unlawful interference to the FAA or State (Mandatory Occurrence Report), as appropriate, and to the designated local authority
  • As soon as possible, reports to the appropriate ATC facility any hazardous weather or flight conditions encountered that are likely to affect the safety of other aircraft
  • In the event of an accident / incident, preserves flight and cockpit voice recorder data
  • Notifies the appropriate authority, by the quickest available means, of any accident involving the aircraft (except where the PIC is incapacitated, when it will become the responsibility of the Head of Aviation)
  • Maintains a working knowledge of IS-BAO
  • Remains knowledgeable of pertinent areas of the FOM
Qualifications for helicopter pilot
  • Requires a minimum of 1000 hours total rotorcraft hours of flying in the wire environment for the purpose of utility line inspection and patrol
  • Requires a valid FAA Commercial Pilot certificate with preferred instrument rating or FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
  • Requires FAA second-class Medical Certificate
  • CFII helicopter rating preferred
  • Requires FCC Restricted Radio-Telephone Operators Permit
  • Must have received initial flight training through an approved FAA flight school, or factory recognized training facility

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