04 November 2023

Cirrus Aircraft | SF50 Instructor

Alcoa, TN, United States



Cirrus Aircraft’s Mission is to deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality, and safety to our customers. Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet™, the world’s first single engine Personal Jet and recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) – the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed nine million hours and over 170 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS® as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. Find out more at cirrusaircraft.com.

Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package and is dedicated to the advancement of general aviation. The Cirrus Flying Club offers employees and their family members the unique opportunity to obtain their private pilot’s license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate. We are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities and we engage employees by offering several employee and family events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to take part in activity clubs and community events.

Job Summary

Cirrus Aircraft is looking for a Vision Instructor Pilot III. In this important position, you will be responsible to provide initial and recurrent ground, simulator and aircraft flight training as required to qualify flight instructors within the 142 program. The objective of this position is to provide training, mentorship and evaluation to incoming and existing 142 flight instructors to ensure that individual team members establish and maintain peak levels of knowledge, skill and teaching ability in order to provide a world class training experience to our customers.

In addition to the train the trainer responsibilities, you will be responsible for providing ground, simulator and flight instruction and evaluation in the 142 program. You will support the flight instructors and training development teams by evaluating the training curriculum, monitoring trainee performance, ensuring adherence to FAA regulations, and contributing to the continuous improvement of the SF50 Vision Jet© training programs. You will have a pivotal role in the development and mentorship of new Vision Instructor Pilots and work with the flight standards and training development team to drive major curricula updates. To qualify for this position, you must have served as a TCE in Cirrus Aircraft’s 142 program for a minimum of one year. This position requires a strong background in aviation, knowledge of FAA guidelines, and experience in training and evaluation methodologies. This position is offered and based at Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, reporting to the Manager of Vision Jet Training.

Duties and Responsibilities/Essential Functions

+ Onboard and mentor new Vision Instructor Pilots in accordance with Cirrus’ FAA Approved Training Program

+ Exercise TCE privileges to provide evaluations for initial and recurrent training students in the aircraft and simulator

+ Observe and assess and coach Vision Instructor Pilot performance during training sessions, simulator events, and practical examinations

+ Conduct audits to verify the training center’s compliance with FAA regulations, policies, and guidelines

+ Identify potential safety hazards in the training environment and recommend measures for mitigation

+ Develop assessment tools and evaluation criteria to measure trainees’ progress and training program effectiveness

+ Collaborate with training center staff to implement improvements based on evaluation results, feedback, and industry changes

+ Evaluate the training curriculum to ensure alignment with FAA regulations, industry standards, and best practices

+ Prepare detailed reports on evaluation findings and present them to management and FAA officials

+ Maintain comprehensive documentation related to evaluations, compliance activities, and training center records

+ Serve as a subject matter expert in the development of curricula for the SF50

+ Foster a culture of continuous improvement, including identifying opportunities for process improvement and implementing best practices

+ Perform other flight-related duties as required

+ Travel requirements estimated less than 10%, including the need to travel internationally


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

+ Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (aviation, education, management, etc.)

+ FAA Certificated Flight Instructor – Instrument

+ Hold at least FAA Second-Class Medical certificate

+ Minimum of 5 years of experience in aviation training, evaluation, or a related field

+ Comprehensive knowledge of FAA regulations, guidelines, and industry standards

+ Strong analytical skills with the ability to assess training effectiveness and identify areas for improvement

+ Minimum one years’ experience as a Training Center Evaluator at Cirrus Aircraft


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

+ Customer Focus: Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions.

+ Decision Quality: Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward*

+ Ensures Accountability: Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments

+ Develops Talent: Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organizations goals.

+ Communicates Effectively: Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Work beyond 40 hours per week may be required.

Chosen as the location for our Vision Center Campus, the hub of our customer experience activities, Knoxville is often described as a hidden gem. Surrounded by the Smoky Mountains and home to the rambling Tennessee River, the town offers a plethora of outdoor activities and a vibrant downtown. Very few places feature the opportunity to experience live music, culture, outdoor adventures and acclaimed cuisine in one location. It’s no wonder why Knoxville was recently named as a Top 10 Destination on the Rise by Trip Advisor.

Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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