27 June 2024

Fanatics, Inc. | G-V Captain

Conshohocken, PA, United States

Lead Airplane Captain

Conshohocken, PA, United States (Remote)

Company Overview

Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores.

As a market leader with more than 18,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

About the Team:

The Fanatics Aviation team is excited to announce we are hiring a Lead Airplane Pilot to provide both domestic and international air transportation for company executives, investors, and talent in support of Fanatics business lines. This job allows for both a technical role as well as Corporate exposures and responsibilities. Fanatics Aviation conducts international operations as well as domestic. The work environment is dynamic in nature, requiring immediate and thoughtful decision-making while operating in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment. Direct contacts are made with the highest-level company executives, leaders of other companies, customers, investors, talent, and distinguished guests. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to react calmly and appropriately in a rapidly changing environment, and a professional demeanor which inspires confidence while promoting a favorable image of the company in both the business and aviation communities. Are you ready to join a best-in-class aviation team?

Job Summary:

  • Senior Captain – Global Corporate Travel for our corporate flight department based in Philadelphia, PA
  • Safety is a core value at Fanatics Aviation. As a flight Captain, you will follow the policies and procedures outlined in the Fanatics Aviation General Operations Manual and applicable aircraft flight manuals. You will work cross-functionally with a diverse group of people including internal and external business partners as well as Fanatics teammates at all levels of the company.
  • It is mandatory to anticipate in the company aviation SMS, taking an active role supporting the open sharing of information on all safety issues, and reporting all safety hazards and concerns.

What You'll Do:

  • Final authority for the operation of the aircraft assigned.
  • Responsible for safe and efficient transport of passengers and crew.
  • Authority to delay, cancel or discontinue a flight when conditions are unsuitable for the conduct or continuation of the flight.
  • Authority to indicate a change in the planned flight during the flight when such a change is appropriate for the safe operation of the aircraft.
  • Responsible for flight planning and coordinating changes in the flight schedule.
  • Institute all necessary changes as required by enroute conditions such that the flight may continue under appropriate procedures and rules.
  • Responsible for conducting the flight in a safe and prudent manner in accordance with company policies, Federal Aviation Administration regulations, and Department of Homeland Security regulations required of the flight operation.
  • Ensures adherence to Fanatics Aviation policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all country entrance, customs, and security procedures are followed.
  • Ensure all company property is safe and secured while travelling away from home base. This includes the aircraft, iPads, phones, computer, and any other Fanatics owned devices and property within your control.
  • Ensure that passenger transportation and security are arranged as needed.
  • Ensure that manuals and charts are on board the aircraft and up to date. For electronic copies, ensure all databases are up to date.
  • Ensures that the aircraft is properly maintained and ready for operation.
  • Maintain clean, stocked aircraft and workplace.
    • Ensure “passenger stock” is adequately supplied and stored.
    • Ensure the aircraft is tidy and cleaned.
    • Organize catering and ensure other customer specific items are on board the aircraft.
  • Make an immediate report in any hazardous action, conduct or event to the Safety Manager and Director of Aviation.
  • Ensure briefings include health and safety information as needed.
  • Foster a safe and professional environment.
  • Maintain appearance and uniform to the Fanatics standard.
  • Immediately report and potential AOG concerns to Fanatics Aviation.
  • Coordinate scheduled days and trip assignments.
  • Coordinates training activities for pilots.
  • Ensures standardization in training and operations.
  • Coordinates the assignment of contractors as needed.
  • Liaises with the regulators (FAA).
  • Coordinates operational/functional test flights in conjunction with maintenance staff.
  • Assists in recruiting pilot talent.
  • Assists or assigns personnel in industry accreditation.
  • Maintains awareness of industry-specific issues and reporting relevant matters to Fanatics Aviation leadership.
  • Conducts route checks to ensure Crew Resource Management (CRM) and conformity to policy and procedure.
  • Participate in annual budgets and monthly forecasts.
  • Participates in the leadership team meetings and Safety Committee.
  • Advocate for safety and the Fanatics Safety Management System.
  • Participates in all incident and accident investigations involving flight operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What We're Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • License MEL/ATP
  • 5 years as Captain with a corporate flight department or equivalent work experience
  • 8 years of Commercial experience
  • Expert working knowledge of aviation activities, Federal Aviation Regulations, and corporate flight operations
  • G650 or G550 rating highly preferred
  • Valid airline transport license with multi-engine and instrument ratings
  • International flight experience
  • Type rating: 1
  • Flight Time total: 5,000 hours
  • Turbine time: 500 hours
  • Multi-engine time: 2,000 hours
  • Jet time: 1,000 hours
  • IFR: 500 hours
  • Ability to pass FAA Class 1 physical examination every 6 months
  • Expert ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism as this position routinely deals with the highest executive levels at Fanatics
  • Superior customer service skills including strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must live within 2 hours of the KPNE airport


  • Dual rated
  • Gulfstream 550/ 650 type rating


  • Posting Date 06/25/2024, 08:41 AM
  • Locations 225 Washington Street, Conshohocken, PA, 19428, US (Remote)
  • Job Schedule Full time
  • Regular or Temporary Regular

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