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Vinnell Arabia INSTR PILOT-TRNR MD500 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job Category US Job Only


Req Code 4500-041


Grade 8-L4

Basic Functions

Responsible for performing duties as an Instructor Pilot-Trainer in the MD530F Aircraft and supporting simulation device(s). Conduct initial Aircraft Qualification Course (AQC) training, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training (IERW), continuation training and evaluation of customer pilots in accordance with approved Saudi Arabian National Guard/Ministry of National Guard publications (FTG’s, AR’s, TC’s, etc.)

Conduct Initial Aeronautical Designation academic instruction and hands-on performance based training; administer evaluations to ensure pilot proficiency and standardization of training. Responsible for maintaining Individual Gradebook Folders, Individual Aircrew Training Folders (IATF) and completing required training, currency, and readiness entries.

Conduct MD530 aircraft specific ground school based training and instrument instruction in a classroom environment, aircraft or flight training device(s). Flight instruction training duties include; contact, basic instrument, and basic combat skills under Day, Night, and NVG conditions to U.S. Army standards IAW government approved ATM, FTG, and POI requirements. Instruction may include any combination of Individual or Group instruction in an academic classroom environment and or aircraft or simulator.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • A. Duties/responsibilities:
  1. Train and evaluate Aviation pilots in the MD530F Aircraft, c onduct IERW and Aircraft Qualification Course (AQC) training in accordance with the Saudi Arabia National Guard ATM, course POI’s and specific unit ATP/SOP guidelines.

  2. Develop Course Curriculums and Aviation Aircrew Training Programs in accordance with customer guidance

  3. Verify and confirm that all required flight training publications are current and complete.

  4. Conduct and evaluate individual readiness level progression tasks, to include instrument flight tasks during day, night, and night vision goggle (NVG), and instrument flight rules (IFR).

  5. Prepare pilots through realistic mission training flight maneuvers under local environmental conditions to include dust landings, and weather specific desert training.

  6. Provide aircrew proficiency training in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) in and outside controlled airspace under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and or international Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rules.

  7. Provide aircrew proficiency training in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) in and outsidecontrolled airspace under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and or international Civil AviationOrganization (ICAO) rules.

  8. Attends meetings as required with Customers.

  9. Recommend aviation Instructor Pilot and Pilot in Command appointments to customer leadership.

  10. Responsible for providing direct interface and daily status reports as required between staff for training status, mission assignments, mission planning, and crew status.

  11. Able to perform duties in a culturally sensitive environment and maintain a professional approach, attitude, and appearance at all times.

  12. Develops, updates, and performs as SME in all POI and Flight Training Guide areas, and subjects as required by the customer leadership.

B. Independence: Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities with significant choice of methods. Authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities.

C. Supervisory Responsibilities: None. Reports directly to the Standardization Instructor Pilot.

Minimum Qualifications

A. Education Level: Must be licensed as a Commercial Pilot. Additional qualifications:

1. Graduate of a course of instruction for Instructor Pilots at an authorized DoD Aviation Proponent School required. Successful completion of a course of instruction in the MD500 Series Aircraft required upon assignment.

2. 3000 hour minimum rotary wing total flight hours (Turbine Engine) of which a minimum of 500 are as an IP. Minimum 100 flight hours in a MD500 Series aircraft preferred. Previous NVG Instructor Pilot required; 500 NVG flight hours preferred. Previous experience as an IERW Instructor Pilot desired.

3. Certificates: Army Aviator certification with rating as Instructor Pilot preferred. FAA Certified Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter – Instrument Helicopter desired. Ability to maintain an FAA Class II Medical Certificate required.

B. Experience: Experience in one or more of the following mission operations - Attack, Observation, Utility, Multi-Mission required.

C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Knowledge of Army Aviation training concepts, administration, and logistics. Demonstrated ability as lead pilot of a flight training organization. Demonstrated past performance and experience in leading an organizational staff to achieve organizational goals. Demonstrated past performance in the development of organizational plans, policies, and operational procedures. Ability to communicate both orally and written. Ability to effectively deal with people in the supervision of staff and team members. Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner. Possesses a valid driver’s license.