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Air Tactical Pilot

Company: Courtney Aviation
Location: Columbia
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Summary: Courtney Aviation, a Part 135 Charter Company, is seeking contract candidates for Air Attack Pilot positions. Aircraft are operated in support of CalFire & USFS Aerial Firefighting missions.Courtney Aviation strives to build the best team and systems that work smoothly toward the common goal of controlling wildfire. Our people are sought after by the agencies we work with, and we continue to bring our in-depth knowledge deeper into the organization to advance aerial firefighting to new levels.Constantly expanding the limits of human to human, machine, and electronic interactions, Courtney has consistently brought advanced thinking to dynamic emergency situations. Our team and tools are highly tuned to the ever-evolving environment of wildfire. We apply these talents through our Air Attack, Reconnaissance, and Infrared mapping contracts.While accomplishing our mission is important safety is imperative. Our specialized aircraft are supported by experienced maintenance staff and flown by highly trained pilots to meet the unique demands of the aerial firefighting environment. Excellent equipment and superior training allow the safe execution of our mission objectives under adverse conditions.Pilot Experience Requirements: Applicant shall hold a current and valid FAA Commercial or higher Pilot Certificate with current instrument rating, FAA First- or Second-Class medical certificate. Additionally, the Pilot shall also have logged flight time as PIC in fixed-wing aircraft of at least the following minimum amounts:PIC 135 IFR: Ground & Flight Training & 135.293(a)&(b), 135.297 & 135.299

  • Total time: 1500
  • Pilot-in-command total: 1200Pilot-in-command, as follows:
    • Category and class to be flown: 200
    • Fixed wing - preceding 12-months: 100
    • Cross Country: 500
    • Operations in low level mountainous terrain*: 200
    • Night: 100
    • Instrument - in flight: 50 (Strong Instrument skills a must)
    • Instrument - actual/simulated: 75
    • Make & Model to be flown**: 25
    • Make & Model - preceding 60-days**: 10*Low level mountainous terrain is flight at 2500 feet AGL and below in terrain identified as mountainous in 14 CFR 95.11 and depicted in the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) Figure 5-6-2.**Time in Make & Model will be calculated upon completion of 135 training.Functions:
      • Work as a team player under the direction of the Direction of Operations & Chief Pilot.
      • Conduct flight operations in a safe, standardized, and professional manner.
      • Operate in accordance with company and agency Standard Operating Procedures.
      • Ensure regulatory, agency, and company policy compliance.
      • Ensure accurate pre-flight planning, loading, and performance calculations.
      • Verify airworthiness and report any concerns or discrepancies to the Director of Maintenance.
      • Maintain expert working knowledge of aircraft and pilot associated documents.
      • Provide clear, relevant, and timely information to the PIC, ATC, and other fire resources.
      • Adhere to all aircraft limitations and treat the equipment with care and respect.
      • Promote Courtney Aviation's Mission, Vision, and Values.
      • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations or Chief Pilot.Abilities and Aptitudes:
        • Communication - Must have excellent communication skills. Able to read, write and understand the English language.
        • Teamwork - Ability to work as part of the aerial firefighting team under all conditions.
        • Interpersonal skills - Ability to work well with a variety of personalities. Ability to diffuse conflicts and maintain a positive work environment
        • Task management - Must prioritize tasks and projects with attention to detail.
        • Professional demeanor - Ability to maintain professional relationships in adverse conditions.
        • Adaptability - Able to adapt to dynamic work environment with uncertain and fluid work schedules.Skills:
          • Aeronautical Decision Making - Awareness of associated risk factors and ability to make consistent, conservative, and timely decisions.
          • Airmanship- Apply knowledge, experience, training, situational awareness, skills, and discipline to command the machine to support the mission.
          • Troubleshooting/Critical Thinking - Determine cause and effect through expert knowledge of aircraft systems, malfunctions, and procedures to assist abnormal operations and maintenance.
          • Computer Literacy - Able to use IT tools to enhance training, productivity, and situational awareness.
          • Technical comprehension and writing - Ability to reference and understand manuals, critically analyze relationship between OEM procedures and company SOPS, and manage discrepancy logs and MEL.Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, ContractPay: $40.00 - $60.00 per hourCOVID-19 considerations:Due to our current contracts with the Federal and State government COVID-19 Vaccination is required as a condition of employment.Ability to commute/relocate:
            • California: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)Education:
              • High school or equivalent (Preferred)License/Certification:
                • Commercial Multi-Engine Pilot Certificate (Required)Willingness to travel:
                  • 50% (Required)Work Location: On the road

Keywords: Courtney Aviation, Modesto , Air Tactical Pilot, Other , Columbia, California

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