29 January 2023

Flight Safety International | Instructor

Farnborough, GB


Ground / Simulator Instructor

Purpose of Position

The Ground & Simulator Instructor is responsible for the accomplishment of pilot ground school training and ground-based simulator training conducted for Customers receiving Initial, Recurrent or generic training courses and measures the training progress of Customer(s), objectively and subjectively, within the established curriculum. We have a comprehensive training programme for the core role of Instructor with additional variations for different programs.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Conduct pilot ground and simulator training for clients receiving core, specialty or enrichment training courses.
  • Develop and prepare training materials that support training delivery to meet the client needs in accordance with the applicable curriculum.
  • Evaluate and measure trainee progress and recommend for qualification, or additional training.
  • Complete accurate training records specific to each client, aiding their success in achieving the requested objective(s).
  • Identify client training issues and seek assistance prior to execution.
  • Maintain Instructor qualifications in accordance with regulatory requirements

Minimum Education


Minimum Experience

  • Hold or have held JAA / EASA licenses
  • Have at least 1,500 hours as a pilot of multi-pilot aircraft,
  • OR for single pilot types , at least 1,500 hours in multi-pilot operations and have completed at least 500 hours of flight time as PIC on single pilot aircraft. Note: Currency in ratings is not required.
  • Occasional travel may be required, such as 1-2 weeks’ training in the US.
  • We do not require a current medical certificate for these roles.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent fluency in English, through both verbal and written communications, i.e. the ability able to speak, understand, read and write.
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Knowledge of aviation safety standards and practices
  • Knowledge of common aviation regulations
  • Ability to manage classes and teach effectively
  • First-level facilitation skills
  • First-level customer service skills
  • Ability to be coachable and receive feedback to support development.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met and/or encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may be required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

Must possess physical range of body motion to perform the following:

* Reach exert pressure and manipulate the rudder controls and/or anti-torque with both feet.

* Reach and manipulate numerous controls within the Simulator device from the Instructor’s chair.

* Enter and exit from the Simulator device via the provided ramp.

* Move between the Instructor station, screen and podium while instructing in the classroom.

* Exit from malfunctioned Simulator while the device is in a severely pitched attitude.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee may work in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.

34227 Req