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Advanced CFIA Instructor

Date: Jul 14, 2019

Location: Vero Beach, FL, US, 32960

Company: FlightSafety International

Requisition 12654

FlightSafety Academy, one of the world’s leading flight training schools, is currently seeking an Advanced CFI Flight Instructor for its Vero Beach, Florida location.  The successful candidate will be an individual who has a passion for flight instructing and demonstrates at or above Commercial ACS level flight skills.

General Purpose

The primary responsibility of this position is the ability to instruct all levels of CFI’s and to assist with Ground Instruction if needed, as well as:

  • Complete initial Instructor Standardization in accordance with FAR 141.79
  • Complete annual recurrent instructor Standardization in accordance with FAR 141

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Conducting flight training in accordance with FAR and FSI course outline or contract training course as appropriate;
  • Teaching Ground School subjects, IAW, FSI training course, or contract training course, as assigned;
  • Maintain accurate log book records of assigned students; follow FSI policy regarding control and identification of students with challenges leading to Review Board.
  • Insure assigned students are scheduled for stage checks in a timely manner and ensure daily activity bid sheet is completed on schedule;
  • Remaining current in all procedures and regulations;
  • Maintain a minimum 80% pass rate on all stage checks of assigned students.
  • Other tasks assigned by the Program Manager or Chief Flight Instructor
  • Maintain recency in accordance with FAR 61.57 on file with instructor records.
  • Complete periodic Line Checks/Evaluation Flights as required.

Other duties/responsibilities

  • Must be organized, detail oriented and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with computer systems and programs including Microsoft Office Suite.

Supervisory Duties

  • None



Background and Experience

The successful candidate will have had similar experience and be able to demonstrate an advanced level of professional development.

Requirements and Education

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate and a valid Flight Instructor Certificate;
  • Extensive 141 Experience
  • Recency of experience in accordance with FAR 61.57;
  • Associates or Bachelor degree a big plus
  • First, Second or Third Class Medical Certificate
  • Recency and Quality of Instruction Given:
    • Apprximately 400 hours of dual given within the last two years and 80% pass rate for all FAA check ride sign offs to include initial CFIA (must have had at least five different students)
    • OR have held an instructr rating for at least 2 years and given 200 hours dual instruction in fixed wing aircraft.
    • OR equivalent educatin and experience, commensurate with management review.
  • Selection for this position is based on demonstrated ability of the person to successfully fulfill the requirements listed.

Material and Equipment Used

  • FlightSafety Academy airplanes and flight trainers
  • Classroom equipment as necessary

Working Environment/Physical Activities

  • Duties of Flight Instructor performed in classroom and training airplanes
  • Outdoors, on the flight line and ramp
  • Lifting at least 75 pounds or more
  • Bending, stooping, climbing
  • May include working on back and/or confined spaces
  • Exposure to a wide variety of environmental conditions including heat, cold, wind, and precipitation
  • Congested/active ramp environment with multiple aircraft


This position offers an opportunity for the successful candidate to live and work in a beautiful area with the leading flight training provider in the U.S.

FlightSafety has been a leading edge provider for the Aviation Industry for over 6 decades, offering a superior curriculum stressing safety, decision making, crew resource management, hands-on experience and a strong classroom educational foundation.  Additionally, Flight Safety is under the umbrella of Berkshire Hathaway, and thus able to provide a superior benefit package to employees as well as a location that has 322 sunny days a year. Vero Beach, Florida is truly a small “big” town, as it provides the same amenities as much larger cities including: theater, art, wonderful restaurants and beaches, good schools, reasonable living accommodations, and even a free bus system with locations adjacent to the campus. We offer a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off and retirement.There are a variety of bonus programs offered for this position. Please contact us to inquire about the specifics. 

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Vero Beach