24 May 2024

Wipaire | AT-4/5/6/8 Chief Pilot

South St. Paul, MN

Chief Pilot

Advanced Flight Training & Leasing (AFT&L), a Wipaire Company

About AFT&L

A subsidiary of Wipaire, Advanced Flight Training and Leasing (AFT&L) is a leading provider of specialized flight training programs. With a focus on amphibious Cessna Caravan operations, Fire Boss scooping firefighter training, and corporate flight instruction, AFT&L plays a crucial role in developing skilled aviators for diverse aviation sectors.

About Wipaire

For over six decades, Wipaire has been at the forefront of aviation innovation as a premier designer and manufacturer of aircraft floats. Renowned for transforming conventional airplanes into seaplanes, Wipaire's products empower passenger transport, tourism, and firefighting operations worldwide. Committed to excellence, Wipaire invests in its people, products, and technology, fostering a culture rooted in a win-win mindset, technical proficiency, work/life balance, integrity, and a shared passion for aviation.

Position Summary

The Chief Pilot holds a pivotal role ensuring the safe and efficient operation of flight departments for both AFT&L and Wipaire. This individual will provide expert flight instruction, manage pilot services, oversee training programs, and ensure compliance with all applicable FAA regulations.

The Chief Pilot plays a critical role in maintaining Wipaire’s high standards for quality of service and flight safety. A key aspect of this role involves managing pilot qualifications, both internal and contracted, to guarantee the availability of qualified personnel to meet a variety of operational needs.

Primary Responsibilities

Safety and Resource Management

Training and Development

Flight Operations

Leadership and Administrative Duties

Education, Experience, and Credentials

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Wipaire offers a comprehensive benefits package to its employees, including:

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If you are a highly motivated and experienced aviation professional seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity, we encourage you to apply!