30 April 2024

United Aviate Academy (UAA) | IAI1121/23/24 Instructor

Goodyear, AZ, United States

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

United Aviate Academy

Goodyear, AZ 85338

$70,000 - $75,000 a year - Full-time

United Aviate Academy (UAA), a subsidiary of United Airlines is seeking an Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. If you are interested in becoming part of a fast-growing company and you enjoy working in a diverse environment, then keep reading!

An experienced manager and flight instructor with excellent people skills. Will assist the Chief Flight Instructor in leading a team of flight instructors and coordinating with the FAA, external pilot examiners, and the Chief of Standards in approving and executing our flight training program. The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor will help ensure that all training is conducted in compliance with the approved TCO’s and with all regulations and policies. The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor will assist in the initial training and recurrent standardization of all instructor pilots.


  • Manage and oversee Flight Instructors as designated by the Chief Flight Instructor, including monitoring of KPIs, attendance and performance.
  • Assists in ensuring that the company is in compliance with the local, state, and federal regulatory requirements regarding delivery of flight training.
  • Responsible for promoting flight safety throughout the company, supported by the Chief of Standards, and Director, Safety and Compliance.
  • Proactively identify areas for continuous improvement, looking for ways we can help support our students’ needs thriving for excellence on a day-to-day basis while working in partnership with Standards, Safety, Operations, Academy Services, and others, as necessary.
  • Provides ongoing coaching, mentoring, and leadership to instructors.
  • Supports the Chief Flight Instructor in liaising with the FAA and ensuring compliance with regulations and United’s standards.
  • Coordinate all courses, devices, aircraft, and employee approvals.
  • Monitors key metrics to ensure instructor quality and efficiency.
  • Attending management and organizational meetings; ensuring two-way communication and alignment throughout the functional areas of the business.
  • Assist management with Ad-Hoc value-add projects.
  • Acting as an Instructor and/or Examiner, when required dependent upon availability.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.



  • 4+ years’ experience as a flight instructor.
  • 2+ years’ experience as a check airman, Assistant Chief, or Chief Flight Instructor role.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a leadership role.
  • Meets all 141 Assistant Chief Pilot qualifications for Private, Instrument, and Commercial courses.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point, including advanced Excel skills. Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, PowerBI and other related systems experience a plus.
  • Extensive understanding of 14 CFR, FSIMS 8900, and other regulations pertaining to aviation.
  • First Class Medical


  • Bachelor’s degree Preferred (i.e., Aviation, or Business Administration)
  • Gold Seal CFI, Master CFI or equivalent certifications Preferred

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviors:

  • Excellent listening, oral and written communications skills.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, and aviation scheduling systems.
  • Knowledge of Aviation regulations, policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Knowledge of United Airlines policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into actionable items.
  • Courage to make key decisions and advise leadership with professionalism and poise.
  • Comfortable working in ambiguous situations.
  • Strong ability to use data and analytics; determine key decisions and identify actions for best results.
  • Build strong partnerships across the business areas, operations, standards, safety, student services, and United Airlines.
  • Commitment to the company culture a a subsidiary of United Airlines and valuing the Core4.
  • Outstanding attention to detail, organizational skills, valuing compliance and ethical behavior, governance and controls, and adhering to company and financial policies.

EEO Statement:

Westwind School of Aeronautics Phoenix, LLC, dba United Aviate Academy (UAA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind - All employment decisions at UAA are based on business needs. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting job applicants and employees without regard to race, religion or belief, color, national, social, or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, genetic information, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, or any other status protected by laws, regulations, and reasonable accommodations.Decisions on employment and promotions are based solely upon an individual’s qualifications, with reference to the responsibilities and skills required of the position for which the individual is being considered.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Application Question(s):

  • Will you now, or in the future, require VISA sponsorship?


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Flight Instructor: 4 years (Required)
  • check airman, Assistant Chief, or Chief Flight Instructor: 2 years (Required)
  • leadership: 3 years (Required)


  • Gold Seal CFI, Master CFI, or equivalent certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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