BIGHORN AIRWAYS, INC is seeking an experienced Chief Pilot to join our team.  This position offers the opportunity to work with a wide variety of customers and employees. The primary responsibility of the Chief Pilot is to maintain the professional standards of Bighorn Airways flight crews and be in

Chief Pilot

Bighorn Airways, Inc. • 
Sheridan, Wyoming, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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BIGHORN AIRWAYS, INC is seeking an experienced Chief Pilot to join our team.  This position offers the opportunity to work with a wide variety of customers and employees. The primary responsibility of the Chief Pilot is to maintain the professional standards of Bighorn Airways flight crews and be involved in the daily flight operations of Bighorn Airways.

Essential Job Functions

  • Overall guidance, supervision and scheduling of flight crews.
  • Standardization and coordination of procedures used by crewmembers.
  • Manage the pilot duty rotation for Charter Services. 
  • Coordinate with the training manager to verify the required testing, flight checks, and currency requirements.
  • Coordinate with Director of Maintenance to ensure continued aircraft worthiness.
  • Verification of duty/rest time compliance.
  • Maintain all pilot records, pilot medical status and pilot training status.
  • Ensure aircraft have current W & B, AFM and approved checklists.
  • Work closely with the FAA to meet all regulatory requirements and maintain operational approvals.
  • Monitor and maintain company flight logs.
  • Periodically perform ramp inspections on all company aircraft to ensure proper status.
  • Ensure the Flight Operations Department is collecting, posting and verifying flight logs and discrepancy logs in accordance with the GOM.
  • Maintain reference library in accordance with approved operating and training procedures.
  • Develop conflict resolution strategies regarding flight crew issues.
  • Assist Director of Operations, as needed.
  • Oversee and supervise Flight Attendant program.
  • Work effectively under time constraints and pressure.
  • Adhere to the established policies and procedures outlined in company manuals and the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s)
  • Maintain pilot and aircraft currency and fly as necessary to support the company flight schedule.
  • Ability to obtain or currently hold a SECRET clearance
Job Requirements:
  • ATP, First Class medical, 5000+ hrs. total time, 4000+ hrs. PIC, 3000+ hrs. multi-engine. Hold a current flight instructor certificate with multi-engine rating.  
  • Must be proficient at maintaining an Operations Manual, Operations Specifications and Training Manual. 
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Must be proficient in Rocky Mountain hot and high operations.
  • A bachelor’s degree in business or Aviation management, or the equivalent, is preferred.   
  • Time in a King Air 300/350 and previous Check Airman experience preferred.
  • Extensive experience in large aircraft operations desired.
  • Experience with government and overseas operations and contracts preferred.
  • This employment opportunity requires a person who possesses strong customer service skills and an enthusiastic attitude.  

Bighorn Airways is a multi-faceted aviation company with operations that include special missions, aerial application and charter with both helicopter and fixed wing aircraft.

Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, vacation and sick leave and a 401k plan with company matching.

Sheridan, WY is located at the base of the Bighorn Mountains and offers the advantages of small town living and great outdoor opportunities. Sheridan area school systems are highly rated in the nation.

Bighorn Airways, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran        

Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Relocation: Negotiable
Travel: Yes
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