11 September 2022

North Star Aviation | Instructor

Mankato, MN, United States

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
Mankato, MN
Job Type Full-time


Under general direction, provides leadership and guidance for flight instructors paying extra attention to those in their instructor flow; serves as a mentor to flight instructors and students; assists to ensure compliance with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) in the training of students and the supervision of flight instructors.


  • Supervises flight training activities and flight instructors; monitors and evaluates flight instructor performance; advises the senior flight instructors.
  • Performs stage checks, end-of-course tests, and flight instructor proficiency checks; ensures compliance with FARs.
  • Conducts training with flight and ground students. (Flight instructing)
  • Assists in verification of citizenship and maintenance of TSA flight student training documentation compliance
  • Assists in conducting initial and annual recurrent standardization of flight instructors; assists in the development and maintenance of standardized teaching techniques and procedures.
  • Participates in recruitment, interviews, and recommendations of prospective flight instructors; interviews prospective students and parents; monitors progress of students and student training records.
  • Schedules and leads meetings with flight instructor staff.
  • Available at the pilot school or available by some other means of communication, in accordance with FAR 141.85, while training operations are being conducted.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics:

  • Knowledge and instructor certification appropriate to the position sought
  • Knowledge of various flight instruction instrumentation and equipment
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to instruct/teach/tutor
  • Ability to operate personal computer and applications
  • Ability to approach problems/decisions analytically
  • Ability to reason logically and methodically
  • Ability to perform under stressful circumstances
  • Ability to push, pull, lift, and carry objects including the repositioning of aircraft using tow bar or tug.
  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Ability to obtain admission in a graduate-level program and maintain continuous enrollment


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree.

Two (2) years related experience and eligibility for designation as an assistant chief instructor under FAR Part 141.36.

Salary Description 50,000 - 60,000