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Instructor Training Specialist

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Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Vero Beach, FL, US, 32960

Company: FlightSafety International

Requisition 11111


FlightSafety Academy, one of the world’s leading flight training schools, is currently seeking a Ground Instructor for its Vero Beach, Florida location. 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.


Basic Function:

The Instructor Training Specialist is a position that will spend approximately half of their day dedicated to ground based activities, program management, and developing flight instructors. The other portion of the day will be dedicated to in flight instruction and working in and around the aircraft, primarily working with FlightSafety Academy flight instructors and personnel.




  • Flight Instructor as assigned - Pilot Certification Training
  • Ground Instructor as assigned - Classroom Instruction


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are essential to the successful and satisfactory performance of this job. Other duties may be assigned.


FlightSafety Learning Centers provide training and support to Customer and Clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Learning Center instructors may be scheduled at varying times and days to support the Customer needs.


NOTE:       The term “Program” can refer to the training program in its development, implementation, or evaluation stages.


Training Standards – Program Activities: (Includes Compliance with regulations and guidelines, and Quality Management System (QMS) policies and procedures; plus Lesson Planning, Current Material and Set-up):


  • Maintain Instructor qualification in accordance with FAA and FSA standardization requirements.
  • Maintain Instructor qualification in accordance with FlightSafety Academy’s Quality Maintenance Systems (QMS) processes and procedures.  
  • Deliver training to FlightSafety Academy clients in accordance with FlightSafety Academy procedures and policies
  • Develop, utilize, maintain and revise ground school lesson plans and Pilot Training publications in accordance with FlightSafety Academy’s procedures. 
  • Assist in completing and revising ground school syllabi and Expanded  Instructor Action Guides (EIAGs)


Training Standards – Instructor Activities:  (Includes Compliance with regulations and guidelines, and QMS policies and procedures)


  • Maintain all ground training material (various media forms) in a current state at all times.
  • Prepare classroom and set up training materials no later than 15 minutes prior to scheduled class start time.
  • Integrate Human Factors training with technical (procedural) training.
  • Utilize Customer's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Checklists, and Minimum Equipment List (MEL) during training, when requested or required.
  • Attend scheduled Instructor meetings.
  • Maintain a minimum 80% pass rate on non-final and final stage checks of assigned students.



Documentation/Reports Activities:


  • Perform administrative duties relative to training such as preparing for the delivery of training, record keeping, monitoring customer progress, training development and maintenance of training programs.
  • Report to the any Customer training problems (poor performance, Customer/Instructor conflicts, excessive tardiness, etc.).


Daily Responsibilities:


  • Flight training of independent and contract students as assigned.
  • Conducting flight training in accordance with FARs and FSI course outline or contract training course, as appropriate.
  • Maintain FlightSafety International's commitment to Customer satisfaction while performing job duties.
  • Interact within a cooperative environment through beneficial behavior, commitment to common goals, contribution to problem solving, communication of ideas and suggestions, and encouragement to other employees and departments.
  • Accountable for the security of FlightSafety International’s materials, projects and business information regarding the methods and techniques used in the production and usage of FlightSafety International’s products.
  • Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of assigned tasks.
  • Adhere to a required work schedule, including prompt and regular attendance.
  • Report, on a timely basis, any safety hazards observed in work area, equipment, and/or building to appropriate person(s) for correction.
  • Participate in the Quality Management System (QMS) activities at assigned site and adhere to the processes related to accomplishing the site's QMS goals.
  • Participate in Learning Center Safety Management Systems (SMS) activities including: supporting and promoting the safety culture, reporting all aviation safety- related issues via the feedback system, and adhering to the processes related to accomplishing SMS goals.
  • Support FlightSafety International's, and its subsidiaries', commitment to ethical behavior by basing our priorities on lawful and ethical conduct as we deal with co-workers, Customers, vendors and others in all of our operations. (See Sarbanes- Oxley Act of 2002)




  • Prioritize workflow on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Attend, facilitate and/or research training to increase skills applicable to job position and workplace issues.
  • Travel in conjunction with assigned duties, if required. Other duties may be assigned by the Center Manager.






CONTACTS: The employee must display a service-oriented demeanor to both internal and external contacts and promote a positive image of FlightSafety International, while performing the duties of the job.


INTERNAL         -           All FlightSafety International Employees EXTERNAL       - Customers, vendors and general public


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  (Minimum Requirements)


Associate's degree (A.A.) from a two-year college or technical school preferred, or three (3) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; equivalency years’ experience substitution must be in related field.


Minimum of six (6) months experience in a teaching/training environment, especially where the material is designed for adult (over 18 years old) participants, preferred.


Prior  to  hiring,  the  applicant  for  Instructor Training Specialist  must  possess  one  of  the following qualifications:


  • FAA Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI – Certified Flight Instructor) (currency, not required); or
  • Ground Instructor Certificate with an instrument rating and an advanced rating (AGII); or
  • A rating equivalent to either of the above, issued by another country’s aviation authority; or
  • Documented military Flight Instructor training and experience; or
  • At least one (1) year experience as a FlightSafety Maintenance Instructor (This qualification is valid only for teaching Aircraft Systems modules, and requires a waiver from the Regional Director Training Operations.) Other modules may also be approved, on a case-by-case basis.


NOTE: An Instructor may be employed without the required certificates or ratings, but these must be obtained within six (6) months of employment or before training any clients.


After hiring, the Ground Instructor must complete the following:

  1. In-Processing and Orientation, as documented in the Instructor Training File (ITF)
  2. General and Administrative Training
  3. Instructional Devices Training
  4. Ground School Observation Training
  5. Practice instruction
  6. Supervised Instruction
  7. Academic Instructor Evaluation




  • First, Second, or Third Class Medical Certificate.
  • Recency of experience in accordance with FAR 61.57.
  • Valid Driver’s License, where applicable.




Fluency in English, through both verbal and written communications; able to speak, understand, read and write

Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent organizational skills

Ability to interact with various levels of management in a professional manner Ability to adapt to changing schedules and high-pressure situations

A second language may be required in some Learning Centers to meet particular needs




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


FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Vero Beach