Instructor Pilot

Date Posted: November 15, 2017 - Date Ends: December 15, 2017

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Fort Erie, Ontario (Canada)
  • Company: Airbus Helicopters Canada
  • Contact: Tara Overholt
  • Phone: 905-994-2950
  • email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Under the direction of the Chief Test Pilot, the Instructor Pilot is responsible for providing both ground and flight instructions in accordance with the Flight Operation Manual. The Instructor Pilot determines the training material required to effectively complete a training curriculum. The Instructor Pilot also conducts post-completion flight test under the direction of the Chief Test Pilot.


1. 1. Ensure Safety in Flight Operations and also Training Program
  • Comply with all applicable Transport Canada regulations and departmental policies and procedures in the accomplishment of safe and efficient operations
  • Ensure pre-flight preparation of the flight plan taking into consideration maintenance performed serviceability, weather, aircraft limitations, fuel requirements, destinations and alternate airport requirements
  • Ensure load carried is secured to prevent shifting in flight, and the weight and balance is calculated and is within the permissible range
  • Ensure fuel placed in aircraft is not contaminated
  • Conduct thorough inspection before flight
  • Conduct safe, quality flight trainings and post completion flight tests.

1. 2. Prepare, conduct, develop and revise training curriculum
  • Use company training material when available, and when not, develop, write, review, and revise Pilot training program to meet customers' needs
  • Organize time table and student enrolment for courses
  • Teach assigned program/curriculum, ensuring objectives are being met
  • Use company material when available, and when not develop and keep current outlines, lesson plans, and exams and curriculum
  • Organize the collection of grade marks, and filling of training records
  • Examination review and failure analysis
  • Ensure all students meet the prerequisites for the course
  • Ensure graduation certificates are properly prepared, and sent out in a timely fashion
  • Ensure all manuals and documents involved with training are up to date and complete
  • Participate every 2 years in an updating training program for the trainer delivered by an Airbus Helicopters referent instructor.

1. 3. Maintain Current Knowledge of All Aircraft Models to Which Assigned.

4. Provide Annual Training Report to the Chief Pilot

5. Maintain Airbus Helicopters Canada Pilot Flight Time Computation


  • Canadian Airline transport Pilot or Canadian Commercial Pilot Certificate for Helicopters
  • Canadian Flight Instructor Rating, Class 3 or higher
  • Type rating AS350 (Type rating on EC120 and experience on EC130) would be an asset
  • Ground School Instructor experience and stamina, and ability to teach 3 day ground school
  • 3,000 Flight hours (2,500 in helicopters and minimum 500 as pilot in command)
  • Extensive flight training experience; experience flying Airbus Helicopters an asset
  • Post maintenance flight test experience
  • 350 hours in a multi-Engine Helicopter an asset
  • IFR Rating an asset
  • FAA Commercial Helicopter Pilot license an asset
  • Able to travel extensively; must have flexible schedule
  • Bilingual (English/French) as asset


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to use significant independent action and judgement in order to solve highly complex problems
  • Able to work under broad supervision; disciplined and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated problem solving skills
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