Chief Flying Instructor at Echelon Air Flight Training

Echelon Air Flight Training is the leading UK based private aviation service providing end-to-end private flight training to dedicated and discerning clients. They are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Chief Flying Instructor to join their team. The CFI will ensure the delivery of an outstanding, personalised customer experience to every client.

Qualifications (Essential)

By date of joining, you must hold/be able to obtain:

  • An unrestricted Instructor certificate in accordance with Part FCL requirements
  • A valid EASA CPL
  • A valid EASA Instrument Rating
  • A valid EASA SEP Class-Rating
  • A valid Night Rating
  • An EASA Class 1 medical certificate without restriction (in accordance with Part-Med requirements)
  • A Basic Disclosure certificate via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) with respect to any “unspent” criminal convictions

Qualifications (Desirable)

  • Previous experience leading a flight training organisation, with demonstrable in-depth knowledge of CAA and EASA regulations pertaining to flight training and aircraft maintenance
  • Experienced instructors (plus five years)
  • Previous Cirrus flying experience
  • Dual qualified with FAA CPL/ATP and a Certified Flight Instructor
  • Experience flying and operating out of the US
  • Foreign language ability may be an advantage

Principle Accountabilities

  • Deliver training five days per week, including some weekends and occasional night flying
  • Monitor student flying progress
  • Prepare and maintain student training records
  • Supervision and standardisation training of all flight instructors
  • Accountability for flying activities, including adherence to local and regulatory requirements as it pertains to flight training and aircraft rentals
  • Establishing a recurrent training schedule for all stakeholders’ renters, members, instructors
  • Various administrative and other duties that directly support the flight school
  • Take control of the training program, assess and update the school’s manuals, responding to changes in regulation and keep syllabi up to date

About You

  • Commercial integrity, fostering an atmosphere of safety in flight training practices, fleet management, and hangar/ramp access
  • Take ownership and be self-motivated, with a desire to succeed
  • Take control of each day’s training activities and lead with the clients
  • Growth mindset, proactively seeking opportunities to expand the training business and helping each other through shared progress and advancement
  • Responding creatively to keep clients engaged in flight activities
  • Able to lead and create tailor-made flight training and experience trips throughout Europe

Salary & Benefits

  • Highest paid instructor salary £50k+ base-pay, with significant bonuses
  • Train in modern, technically advanced Cirrus aircraft
  • Grow through meaningful client relationships
  • Extensive opportunities for travel in Europe and the world