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Certified Flight Instructor

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hourly $30.00 - $40.00
Job ID

Position: Flight Instructor
Location: Tulsa, OK
Job Id: 433

Department: Flight
Reports to: Chief Flight Instructor
Love to FLY? Looking for an exciting career in aviation? Whether you’re looking to gain flight hours, build a career or just want to fly, Spartan College is a great place to land! Spartan College is a global leader in aviation training and we are looking for great pilots to join our team.
At Spartan, our students are the number one priority so you have an important job... but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! Flight Instructors are certified flight instructors and as such, will maintain high standards of training, air discipline and personal conduct as they train student pilots in various courses offered at the Spartan Flight Campus. Flight Instructors develop pilots by emphasizing safety and risk mitigation during flight operations as their students matriculate through the Professional Pilot Course. In addition, Flight Instructors are managers of student training portfolios with essential duties and responsibilities listed below.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • CFI scheduling and coordinating with students toward their training progress, with results at no less than minimum appropriate rates for each student
  • Responsible for the management and scheduling of their assigned students; perform flight and ground instruction as assigned by supervisory personnel
  • Maintain training records, and complete required documentation relating to student training, progress and school operation at the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) level
  • Maintain a consistent quality of instruction at not less than the level mandated by the school, or by the Federal Aviation Regulations, whichever is to the higher standard
  • Attend mandatory standardization training and perform Solo Monitor duties when required
  • Provide administrative documentation pertinent to student training within prescribed time limits
  • Develop and prepare course outlines, study materials, and instructional procedures for student enrolled in basic, advanced, or instrument ground school
  • Lecture on various subjects such as aircraft construction, federal aviation regulations, and ratio navigation
  • Using synthetic instrument trainers, demonstrate operation of various aircraft components and instruments, and techniques for controlling aircraft during maneuvers such as taxiing, takeoff, and landing
  • Observe student’s actions during training flights to ensure assimilation of classroom instruction and to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Tests and evaluates students’ progress, using written and performance tests and oral interviews
  • Accomplish weekly scheduling functions and submit a daily report for Student Progress in the timelines prescribed by assigned Flight Commander
  • Prepare students for flight evaluations by providing high quality training and effective feedback
  • Instructor abilities will be evaluated primarily by the Stage Check pass rates of students
  • Flight Instructors will be required to accomplish student scheduling and progress reporting. The expectation is that the scheduling process should take no longer than one hour to accomplish and student progress reporting should take no longer than 10 minutes each day to accomplish
  • Flight Instructors can provide flight instruction for an FAA-mandated maximum of 8 hours per day, and are encouraged to use the scheduling system to their advantage to accomplish this flight time. Flight hours logged each month will be used as an evaluation metric and may be a factor in determining promotion
Other Duties
Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities. However, Flight Instructors are assigned at least 4, but up to 6 students, and at a minimum will accomplish 4 lessons each week for each of their assigned students.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Flight Instructor Certificate
  • Flight Instructor Instrument Certificate
  • FAA Class II Medical
Education and Work Experience
No prior experience is required, but any Flight Instruction experience is highly preferred
High school education or general education degree (GED) is required and active pursuit of undergraduate degree highly sought; FAA CFI required, CFII/MEI highly sought.
Overnight flight or night flights may be required.
Physical Demands
This position requires a person to stand or sit for a prolonged period, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, along with monitor engine operations of functioning, and communicate and coordinate vehicle or aircraft movement. This position also requires a person to maneuver an aircraft for extended periods of time in all various types of weather conditions. The long days can be physically demanding.
AAP/EEO Statement
Spartan provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.
In keeping with the above conviction, Spartan is committed to assuring that:
All recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, and other employment-related programs are provided fairly to all persons on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law;
Employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action; and all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, training, and participation in social and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Celebrating our 90th anniversary, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has trained more than 140,000 pilots and technicians between our Tulsa, Oklahoma, Los Angeles, California and Denver, Colorado campuses. Recognized as a trusted industry leader, Spartan students come from across the United States and over 62 foreign countries. We offer diploma, associate and bachelor’s completion degree programs in the following areas of study: (programs vary by location) Aviation Maintenance Technology (A&P) Aviation Electronics Technology Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC) Nondestructive Testing or Quality Control Professional Pilot

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