13 September 2022

Berry Aviation, Inc. | SAAB2000 Chief Pilot

San Marcos, TX, United States

Chief Pilot - Part 121
Job Details
Job Location Corporate Headquarters - San Marcos, TX
Position Type Full Time


Berry Aviation, Inc. (BAI) is seeking an experienced Part 121 Chief Pilot, preferably with relatively recent experience in an Air Carrier initial certification process, to participate in a Part 121 initial certification and serve as Chief Pilot IAW 14 CFR 119.65, on an ongoing basis, post certification.

The Chief Pilot (121) is responsible for the performance of assigned flight crews and associated support personnel to ensure flight operational safety and compliance with the flight standards embodied within 14 CFR regulations and the company OpSpecs and manual system. The Chief Pilot (CP) shall have a full understanding of the operation with an emphasis on aviation standards and safe operating practices. The Chief Pilot shall also maintain currency as a line Captain, instructor, and check airman in at least one type of aircraft on the BAI operating certificate.

Responsibilities :

  • Maintains currency and flight proficiency as a Pilot-In-Command in at least one type of aircraft operated by the company
  • Exercises supervisory control over all pilot interviewing, hiring, counseling, and termination
  • Exercises supervisory control over company check airman functions
  • Develops and provides detailed guidance for execution of company check airman functions
  • Maintains currency and proficiency as a company check airman in at least one type of aircraft operated by the company
  • Develops and maintains flight standards policies and procedures
  • Exercises adequate oversight to ensure flight crew compliance with flight standards policies and procedures
  • Communicates with FAA representatives regarding flight standards policies and procedures and reporting of actions taken by flight crews in the case of non-routine events
  • Assists Flight Operations/Dispatch personnel in crew selection and pairing, flight operational decision-making, and provides solutions for technical issues that arise in the course of flight operations
  • Participates, and acts as an advisor, during staff meetings of instructors and check airmen
  • Assists the Training Dept. with outsourced training provider oversight and audits
  • Participates in certification activities for new flight operations programs and capabilities
  • Conducts research and development of policies and procedures for compliance with new FAA and industry requirements
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must hold ATP certificate and Class I FAA Medical
  • Must meet the minimum qualifications of 14 CFR Part 119.67
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
  • Must possess a working knowledge of FAA policy and guidance documents
  • Ability to travel extensively and conduct oversight activities
  • Ability to be available to work or be on call beyond normal office hours
  • Must have demonstrated leadership abilities, interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Must not have any FAA violations, suspensions or any criminal history
  • Must possess a valid U.S. Passport and the ability to travel unrestricted
  • High School Diploma


  • Previous experience as Chief Pilot or related air carrier management experience
  • Relatively recent experience with the Air Carrier initial certification under the FAAs SAS oversight system
  • Previous air carrier experience as aircraft and/or simulator instructor and check airman
  • Knowledge and experience with CRM, risk management, Safety Management Systems (14 CFR Part 5), and development of standard operating procedures
  • Possession of a type rating in SAAB 2000
  • Undergraduate degree

Physical requirements of the job:

  • Office environment requiring the ability to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time
  • Field environment requiring the ability to conduct flight operational oversight activities including outdoors and in environmentally austere locations
  • Participation in physical lifting, pushing, and pulling activities is left to personal discretion, but is not required

Berry Aviation, Inc. is firmly committed to fairness and equality in the workplace. We value and recognize the unique backgrounds, skills, and perspectives of all employees. It is the policy of Berry Aviation Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, or citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws. Berry Aviation, Inc. will comply fully with all applicable federal, state, or local fair employment laws that forbid discrimination or harassment on the basis of other protected characteristics. All new employees will be required to verify employment eligibility in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Berry Aviation, Inc. participates in E-Verify.

All new employees will be required to verify employment eligibility in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Berry Aviation participates in E-Verify.

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