05 November 2023

Apollo MedFlight | Chief Pilot

Amarillo, TX, United States

Chief Pilot

Apollo MedFlight

Amarillo, TX

Salary: $120,000 - $150,000 a year - Full-time

Apollo MedFlight provides air medical services, emergency and non-emergency, built on safe aviation operations, quality patient care and customer service. With a strong commitment to safety, innovation, and excellence, we have established ourselves as a key player in the industry. As we continue to expand and evolve, we are seeking a skilled and experienced Chief Pilot to lead our flight operations team whose contributions impact lives on a daily basis.

Do you have a focus on safety and successful management of the pilot workforce? Do you enjoy providing day to day leadership and motivation for the pilot team? Do you enjoy providing outstanding customer service to your clients, both internal and external? Do you have exceptional communication skills? Do you enjoy working closely with the Executive team? If so, take a look into our Chief Pilot position.

As the Chief Pilot for Apollo MedFlight, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of our flight operations. This is a leadership role that requires a high level of expertise in aviation, exceptional communication skills, and a passion for safety and operational excellence. The Chief Pilot will work closely with the executive team to develop and implement strategic plans, maintain regulatory compliance, and ensure the highest standards of flight safety.

A day in the life:

  • Manage flight operations staff and ensure safety of flight operations
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and standardization of training
  • Team development and mentorship
  • Ensure aircraft procedures are standardized throughout the fleet
  • Recruitment, training, reviews, scheduling, compensation adjustments of pilots
  • In the absence of the Director of Operations, the Chief Pilot shall assume the Director of Operations duties and authorities.
  • Ensure the maintenance of pilot proficiency records, pilot training records (PRIA), duty time records, reports, and correspondence pertaining to flight operations activities in accordance with CFRs.
  • Communicate with all partner program management personnel regarding pilot-related impacts on quality performance.
  • Directly supervises the employees in the Flight Operation department.

Background we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, five to eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong understanding of aviation regulations, safety protocols, and industry best practices.
  • Proven track record of effective decision making in high pressure situations
  • Minimum of 2500 flight hours
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience, within the past 6 years, as a pilot in command of an aircraft operated under part 121 or part 135 of the CFRs; or have previous experience as a Chief Pilot, with at least 3 years’ experience as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under part 121 or part 135.
  • All other applicable minimum requirements for the position as outlined in CFR Part 119.
  • Previous experience with maintaining and standardizing pilot training programs preferred.
  • Proven successful leadership and employee development experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate required/ Airline Transport Pilot Certificate preferred (Airplane or Rotorcraft)
  • Certified Flight Instructor preferred
  • Certified Instrument Instructor preferred (Airplane or Rotorcraft)
  • FAA Second Class Medical required if performing check airman or flight instructor duties

If you have ever wanted to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right people, this is it!

For a complete job description, please reach out to (see our website).

At Apollo, we know that we are all better together, and we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value, respect, and protect the uniqueness each of us brings. Our workplace thrives by including all voices and makes our business – and the communities we serve – stronger.

All employment decisions at Apollo are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Apollo will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. At Apollo we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Apollo will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of a disability. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to our Human Resource department at 806.242.0202 or by email at [email protected] .

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $120,000.00 - $150,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 3 years


  • Day shift
  • On call

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Amarillo, TX: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • 121 & 135 Pilot or Chief Pilot: 3 years (Required)


  • Pilot License (Required)

Work Location: In person


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