Kansas State University’s College of Technology and Aviation seeks an inspirational and dynamic leader to serve as the next Chief Flight Instructor for its FAA part 141 flight school.
A passion for aviation and developing its next generation of leaders is essential for this position. This position provides mentorship and oversight of approximately 30 part/full-time flight instructors and ensures alignment between ground school instruction and associated flight labs. The Chief Flight Instructor provides oversight of daily flight operations and represents the program’s interests on university-level workgroups/committees. While regular flight instruction is not a requirement for this position, applicants desiring to flight instruct will have the opportunity to assist with stage checks, instructor mentoring, and other similar flight duties as time allows.
For more information or to apply, please visit the Kansas State University Careers page here: https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510939/chief-flight-instructor
Minimum of five years of relevant experience
Minimum of five years of experience supervising and mentoring others
Must meet CFR Part 141.35 requirements for Chief Flight Instructor designation
Commitment to diversity and inclusion
10+ years’ experience supervising and mentoring others
Experience leading a diverse multi-member team
Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP)
Experience as Ground School Instructor
Willingness to work towards FAA eligibility requirements for Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
Additional Salary Information: Salary negotiable based on experience and education.
Internal Number: 510939
About Kansas State University - College of Technology & Aviation
Kansas State University's College of Technology and Aviation has an award-winning professional pilot program and has more Master Certified Aviation Instructors than any other college or university in the nation. We have a premium fleet of 35 aircraft and flight training devices with a large, active regional airport only steps away from the classroom.
Students train for certifications/ratings ranging from solo through commercial on a diverse selection of aircraft starting with Cessna 172s before moving on to more complex aircraft including Barons. Since the program is FAR 141 approved, students are allowed to meet the commercial instrument minimum flight hour requirement of 190 hours instead of 250 hours.
Within the program’s longstanding history at the university, Kansas State University has developed and maintained numerous industry relationships with companies like Flight Safety International, Mesa Airlines, PSA Airlines, Piedmont, and Republic Airlines. These highly valued relationships ensure a level of comfort for the companies with our students, encouraging them to continue to seek out K-State's professional pilots for internships and careers.