11 November 2022

Flight Safety International | Instructor

Milton, FL, United States


About FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides training for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators and award-winning maintenance training at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.

Purpose of Position

The Contract Instructor Pilot is responsible for ground school and simulator-based training in TH-73 Flight Training Device (FTD), including briefings and debriefings, for U.S. Navy and Allied Nation Pilots attending initial or instructor level helicopter training at NAS Whiting Field. Duties include instructing and measuring training progress of Pilot students who attend the established aircrew training curricula.

Tasks and Responsibilities

training in TH-73 Flight Training Device (FTD), including briefings and debriefings, for U.S. Navy and Allied Nation Pilots attending initial or instructor level helicopter training at NAS Whiting Field. Duties include instructing and measuring training progress of Pilot students who attend the established aircrew training curricula.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Conduct scheduled instructor led/supported training for Training Device and Systems Training (including briefs and debriefs) using traditional and modern tools such as interactive white boards, computers and video projector systems and other multimedia systems.

Evaluate student training/mission performance as required. Debrief students using full replay/debrief capabilities of the device utilized for the training event. Submit and finalize electronic student grade sheet in approved CNATRA Training or Learning Management System during student debrief.

Evaluate and record trainer performance IAW established criteria.

Maintain, assess, and recommend improvements to mission scenarios for effectiveness and currency.

Review curriculum, assess and recommend improvements to the training program via the appropriate training management officials.

Provide classroom instruction and recommendations for improvement, to include tests and test materials, lesson plans, interactive courseware, flight training instructions and other guides under the guidelines of course directives.

Conduct training device operation instruction to personnel as necessary, to include instruction on briefing, debriefing and grading/assessments.

Tasks and Responsibilities Continued

Conduct training from the Central Control Station (CCS) as required, to include performing Ground, Tower, and Air Traffic Control (ATC) controller duties for Student Naval Aviators (SNAs) training

Provide academic instruction to include Instructor led lecture discussion for Crew Resource Management (CRM), Instrument Ground School (IGS), etc., and self-paced Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) and Computer Based Training (CBT) in support of courses required.

Assist with training device inspections and certification programs and other special projects, as required, to include mishap re-creation and testing.

Requirements may dictate that instructors perform as NATOPS Instrument Evaluators, or Assistant NATOPS Instructors (ANI). Instructors may be designated as a NATOPS Instrument Evaluator or Assistant NATOPS Instructor per OPNAVINST 3710.7 SERIES.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Update, modify, and maintain currency of mission scenarios to support specific training. Assess training, syllabus, and mission scenarios for effectiveness and recommend improvements to the training program to the Government.

Assist in updating/creation of feedback information methodology to use for students undergoing training.

Update and recommend new testing instruments to identify training baseline and measure proficiency of training objectives..

Make recommendations for update(s) and maintain interim changes to curriculum material(s), including but not limited to, tests and test materials, lesson plans, and trainee guides under the guidelines of current directives in each contract.

Review syllabi and recommend changes to the lessons based on NATOPS changes, engineering changes, and evolving mission areas changes.

Provide assistance in the validation of training device Maintenance Action Forms (MAFs).

Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and assist in reviewing, updating, enhancing, renewing and modifying instructional and procedural documents/manuals/guides such as: Interactive Courseware, Flight Training Instructions, Student Training Guides, Instructor Guides, Lectures, Acceptance Test Procedures, Trainer Test Procedures, Results Reporting, Trainer Test and Evaluation Master Plan Acceptance Testing Procedures.

Assist the Government in training device testing and evaluation with the introduction of weapon systems or Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) as they affect the training system.

Explain the operation, capabilities and limitations of the TH-73A Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs), as well as the aircraft simulated, to various tour groups and individuals as may be required by the Government.

Assist in maintaining the Technical Publications Library.

Assist students in learning centers on an as-needed, not-to-interfere with scheduled instruction basis.

Other Duties and Responsibilities Continued

Attend required scheduled meetings (e.g., Operations, Scheduling, Standardization, Government Instructor Pilot/Aircrew, Phase Head, and Intelligence Updates).

Assist the Government, through the use of simulator devices, in the investigation of flight characteristics of related aircraft.

Attend and complete special training as required by the COR.

As requested by the TRAWINT5 GTO or TRAWING designated representative, and approved by the COR, participate in standardization and student progress review or training review boards.

Completing reports, Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs) or other informal Government requested documents

Scheduling coordination with Government Scheduling Authorities

Management of Contractor Personnel

CI training, maintenance of CI training jackets, currency and standardization.

Instructional material development, review, maintenance and handling (check in/out)

CI preparation for scheduled instruction

Contractor Required/schedule CI meetings

Maintaining currency of CI documents, reference and instructional materials, e.g.,

Flight Training Instruction (FTI), Master Curriculum Guide (MCG), NATOPS Flight Manual and NATOPS Pocket Checklist

Maintaining currency and implementing required reading information as specified by the COR (e.g. Command Plan of the Day and required Read and Initial Board)

Completion of grading each student training event, as required

Documenting trainee attendance and training accomplishment

Training, testing and evaluating CI’s for certification and training standardization and currency

Complete annual CNATRA administered Standardization, NATOPS Open and Closed book exams.

Maintaining the general cleanliness and normal housekeeping services of assigned spaces and their immediate work areas.

Travels as required.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the necessary qualifications.

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability

Morally and ethically influence others to successfully achieve program goals.

Fluently read, write, speak, and understand English.

Display excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Possess the ability to interface with students and provide on-the-spot remediation, or determine other courses of action, as necessary.

Possess basic knowledge of personal computers and software applications, such as word processing applications, spreadsheets, and databases.

Successfully accomplish an annual internal standardization evaluation.

Education and Formal Training

In order of preference, CI shall be or have been, a CNATRA advanced rotary wing standardization instructor pilot, or, a CANTRA advance rotary wing instructor pilot who held a standardization instructor pilot qualification in their flee aircraft, or a standardization or check ride qualified rotary Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor Pilot.

Currently qualified in the AW-119.

Have flown as a Naval Aviator within the last 10 years of hire date.

Shall have a minimum of one deployed fleet tour.

1000 flying hours in any helicopter.

Materials and Equipment Directly Used

Computer with software applications, such as word processing and spread sheet programs, printers, and classroom presentation equipment


Student Training Management System

Working Environment and Physical Situation

Working Environment/Physical Situation: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a teammate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the teammate is regularly required to sit, use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The teammate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The teammate must have close and distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The instructor will be required to operate the simulator device from both the IOS and the front seat of the cockpit.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.