Assistant Chief Flight Instructor



Job description

Department: 3670085547 Salina Dept of Aviation
Job no: 515165
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified – Term)
Location: Salina, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Education / Instructional, Aviation / UAT / UAS
Pay Grade: 08B

About This Role:
Kansas State University’s Aerospace and Technology Campus seeks an experienced Assistant Chief Flight Instructor to join its growing team of aviation flight professionals! This position is responsible for FAR 141 training activities and following department policies and procedures.

Why Join Us:
Kansas State University Salina has an award-winning professional pilot program and has more Master Certified Aviation Instructors than any other college or university in the nation. We have a premium fleet of 35 aircraft and flight training devices with a large, active regional airport only steps away from the classroom.

Students train for certifications/ratings ranging from solo through commercial on a diverse selection of aircraft starting with Cessna 172s before moving on to more complex aircraft including Barons. Since the program is FAR 141 approved, students are allowed to meet the commercial instrument minimum flight hour requirement of 190 hours instead of 250 hours.

Within the program’s longstanding history at the university, K-State Salina has developed and maintained numerous industry relationships with companies like Flight Safety International, Mesa Airlines, PSA Airlines, Piedmont, and Republic Airlines. These highly valued relationships ensure a level of comfort for the companies with our students, encouraging them to continue to seek out K-State Salina’s professional pilots for internships and careers.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the 
Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Must pass an FAA Part 141 Assistant Chief Flight Instructor Evaluation
  • Detailed documentation of training records and strict compliance to Safety Practices and Procedures manual and a safety culture
  • The following credentials:
    • FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land
    • FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane Multi-engine Land
    • Current Certified Flight Instructor Airplane Single-Engine and Instrument Land
    • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Single-Engine Land and Instrument
    • FAA Flight Instructor High Performance Endorsement and Complex Endorsement
  • FAR 141.36 (c) For a course of training leading to the issuance of an instrument rating or a rating with instrument privileges, an assistant chief flight instructor must have: At least 50 hours of flight time under actual or simulated instrument conditions; At least 500 hours as pilot in command; and instrument flight instructor experience, acquired as either a certificated flight instructor in instrument or and instructor in a military pilot flight training program, or a combination thereof, consisting of a least 1 year and a total of 125 flight hours or 200 flight hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with a flight school scheduling system
  • Management and Supervisory experience
  • FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor
  • FAA Advanced Ground Instructor
  • FAA Instrument Ground Instructor
  • FAR 141 Stage Check Instructor
  • FAR 141 Assistant Chief Flight Instructor experience
  • FAR 141 Chief Flight Instructor experience
  • FAR 135 or FAR 121 on demand or scheduled airline pilot experience
  • FAR 135 or FAR 121 Scheduled Airline or on demand charter Instructor
  • FAR 135 or FAR 121 schedule airline or on demand Check Airman experience
  • FAA Flight Instructor Tail Wheel endorsement
  • Multi-Engine Instructor Certificate

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Maintain a current FAA Medical Certificate with Second Class Privileges
  • Must maintain 45 billable hours per month average, perform monthly 2 observation flight with a student and a Flight Instructor including written review

How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:

  1. Current resume
  2. Names and contact information for 3 professional references
  3. Flight Certificates must be submitted in order to be considered

Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
$60,000 – $83,784, depending on experience and education

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Application Closes: Open until filled

How to apply

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Kansas State University's academic programs are among the best in the nation, our professors are leaders in their fields, and our students regularly win prestigious national scholarships and awards.