Pilot Job Description

Pilot Job Description

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Pilot provides support to a unique Advanced Development Program (ADP.) Applicants must have commercial pilot skills and experience to include operations in restricted airspace including MOA's, as well as operating in all classes of FAA controlled airspace.

Pilot Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective pilot job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included pilot job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assist the captain in communicating all available information to passengers regarding weather, route of flight, any possible delays, turbulence
Develops a flight standards and training program to ensure that all crewmembers remain qualified, current, and competent
Must possess FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with a current instrument rating and the ability to maintain instrument currency
Oversees and may actively participate in ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution and briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and safety
Defines, plans, organizes and executes complex flight programs and flight test events
Develops and verifies procedures for use with new aircraft features
Conducts demonstrations and participates in operational and experimental ground and flight tests of assigned UAV(s)
Administrative oversight of pilot personnel
Plan and distribute the pilot rotation schedule
Oversee and continually improve the pilot training program

Pilot Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Pilot

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FAA, ATP, AFI, MQ-9, IP, II, ICAO, CAM

Education for Pilot

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the pilot job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Aviation, Education, Military, Administration, Graduate, Technical, Management, Associates, Conducting, Intelligence

Skills for Pilot

Desired skills for pilot include:

Computer operations and applications
FAAO JO 7110.65
Additions and changes to all applicable Standard Operating Procedures and documentation integral to contract operations
FAA and ICAO regulations pertinent to operational requirements
Excel highly desired
FAA regulations

Desired experience for pilot includes:

Coordinates training and safety guidelines for applicable aircraft
Effective communication skills with the ability to communicate and build cross-functional relationships
Falcon 50 and/or Falcon 2000 Easy type rating
Job requires FAA ATP or Commercial certificate with the appropriate endorsements, and FAA Instructor certificate or military instructor certification, as applicable
Develops aircrew instruction philosophy evaluation criteria and approach for standardizing training materials
Candidate must be capable establishes qualifications training standards and validation plans

Pilot Examples


Pilot Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a pilot. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for pilot
  • Oversees & manages aviation publications
  • Conducts site location audits
  • Performs and/or assists with new site location start-ups
  • Oversees and manages aviation vendor relationships
  • Studying weather conditions at destination, enroute, alternate airports and departure points
  • Preparing flight plans
  • Reviewing and calculating the aircraft weight and balance, fuel on board and performance charts
  • Making decisions necessary to start, delay, or cancel flights or deviate the flight from planned route or destination when operating conditions dictate
  • Ensuring that the aircraft is clean and prepared for flight with all provisions on board
  • Using checklist and complying with SOP
Qualifications for pilot
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane Multi-Engine Land Pilot Certificate
  • Maintains the ability to deploy to any of our government or commercial site locations
  • Minimum of 3,000 hours total aircraft time
  • Minimum of 1,000 hours multi-engine flight time
  • Restricted Radio-Telephone Operator’s Permit
  • Pilot Management Experience

Pilot Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of pilot. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for pilot
  • Pilot – Perform the duties and responsibilities as Captain of the University airplane on flights throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean islands
  • Department Safety Manager- Oversee, update, and implement Aviation Department Flight Safety Program
  • Department Publications Manager – Maintain Aviation Department publications and aircraft navigation database, ensuring currency and availability
  • Department Security Officer – Develop and maintain Aviation Department personnel and aircraft security program
  • Lead ACE events (5S, Kaizen, VSM)
  • Test pilot for Unmanned helicopters
  • Perform maintenance of unmanned helicopters in Yamaha Fleet
  • Perform Unmanned helicopter operations in the agricultural field (Spraying and investigation)
  • Establish objectives, plans, and timelines for the development of comprehensive technical documents such as procedure manuals, operational specifications, training manuals, presentations, articles and related technical publications
  • Researches, analyzes, develops, and documents detailed requirements or operator, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures, checklists, technical specifications, alert bulletins, training materials and other procedures and reports
Qualifications for pilot
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a Secret level clearance
  • 5000+ hours of total aircraft flight time
  • 2000+ hours of multi-engine flight time
  • 3000+ hours as Pilot-In-Command
  • Carrier suitability test experience required
  • Must be able to pass FAA Class II physical as a condition of employment

Pilot Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of pilot. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for pilot
  • Fly day and night, under visual and instrument meteorological conditions
  • Acts as Pilot-in-Command (P.I.C.) on both company owned/operated and rental aircraft as applicable
  • Adheres to the rules and regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and company policy as applicable
  • Moderate physical effort (up to 30 pounds)
  • Completes pre-flight before every flight verifying the aircraft is in an airworthy condition by sign off of Daily Flight Log
  • Final authority with regard to operations of aircraft and for the safety of passengers, cargo and equipment
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with all aircraft and medical systems of backup aircraft utilized at operational area and also ensures that the medical flight team is familiar and comfortable with the medical interior and systems
  • Responsible for completion of required documentation
  • Able to conduct detailed flight planning with little notice to exacting standards
  • May be required to perform the duties of Senior Safety Representative for the on-site PAX River Safety Committee
Qualifications for pilot
  • Typically requires education/formal training equivalent to the completion of a four-year technical degree or trade school equivalency and nine or more years experience in UAV operation or aviation
  • FAA commercial pilot certificate with multi-engine and instrument rating required
  • Experience working with foreign military personnel desired
  • U.S. Citizen, as specified in the Task Order and holder or the ability to receive Secret Security clearance
  • Be qualified in type aircraft in use
  • US ARMY AMOC (phase 1/2) Complete and qualified

Pilot Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a 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 pilot
  • Performs general maintenance operational test flights to prove the airworthiness of the complete aircraft
  • Completion of test flight check sheets in accordance with the applicable organizational maintenance manual
  • Performs limited test flights when it is necessary to prove proper functioning of specific components or systems
  • After each test flight, performs a thorough visual inspection to the extent necessary to assure that deficiencies developed as a result of the test flight are detected
  • Enters appropriate data on aircraft log books to indicate faults/shortcomings
  • Performs FCF’s IAW the procedures contained in the appropriate Flight Manuals and OPNAVINST 3710
  • Releases aircraft safe for flight as applicable
  • Conduct initial flight test of Honda Aircraft Company production aircraft and perform acceptance testing to functionally evaluate the airframe, engines, avionics and other systems to assure that the aircraft meets FAA Certificate of Airworthiness standards
  • Debrief engineering and manufacturing personnel on ground and flight discrepancies and provide technical assistance to aid in resolving discrepancies and problems
  • Represent Honda Aircraft Company on FAA Certificate of Airworthiness flight checks
Qualifications for pilot
  • Complies with all the duties and responsibilities as noted in the Captain position description
  • Desert environment
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred) or the equivalent military and/or flight time experience
  • Must not have legal access to weapons restricted
  • FAA, Commercial Multi-Engine Land
  • FAA, Commercial Instrument Airplane

Pilot Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of pilot. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for pilot
  • Conduct customer acceptance flights prior to delivery
  • Conduct evaluation flights of used aircraft being sold and/or traded in to ascertain airworthiness and compliance with current functional standards for production aircraft
  • Help maintain and develop production acceptance test procedures
  • Act as pilot in command and or second in command for scheduled flights
  • Provide excellent customer service to passengers aboard the aircraft during scheduled flights
  • Comply with the schedule and various directives governing aircraft operation
  • Study the weather conditions of the departure site, destination site, flight route, and alternate airports
  • Ensure the aircraft is clean and prepared for flight with all provisions on board for the safety and comfort of the passengers
  • Coordinate the function of the second in command and crewmembers to ensure the flight is smooth, safe, and efficient
  • Make decisions with regard to the start, delay, or cancellation of flights and any deviation from the planned route or destination when operating conditions require it
Qualifications for pilot
  • Must be able to attain and maintain NRA Range Safety Officer Certification
  • This is a flight job as a pilot, on call, 24/7/365, including global travel on Holidays
  • ATP certificate
  • 2nd Class medical certificate
  • Able to work within 1.5 hour commute of PHL airport
  • Corporate flying experience preferred

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