The Pilot reports directly to the Pilot Supervisor and Chief Pilot. The Pilot assigned to any flight is charged with the responsibility to operate the aircraft in accordance with applicable FARs, company operating procedures, operations specifications, and the operating limitations of that aircraft as provided in the approved AFM.
At Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, we are a team committed to preserving the living history of Hawaii by sharing the authentic history and culture of Hawaii. In the process we are able to inform and demonstrate to our guests the safety and unique benefits of helicopters while causing the least impact to the sensitive, remote environments that we visit.
The classification of this position is broad and assigned specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:
- Ensure that the following items and equipment are on board the aircraft as required:
- Aircraft Registration.
- Airworthiness Certificate.
- AFM, Daily Logbook and the Company GOM.
- Current Hawaiian Island Sectional Aeronautical Chart, current Pacific Chart Supplement.
- Passenger briefing cards, number applicable to type of aircraft.
- First aid kit, fire extinguisher(s) and airsickness bags.
- For all flights, one Life Jacket for each occupant.
- For night flights, those items of equipment required in FAR 135.159 and 135.161.
- Check the aircraft maintenance record log to determine that the scheduled maintenance or other required inspections are current for the aircraft.
- Check the aircraft daily log sheet to determine that mechanical irregularities or defects reported from previous flights have been corrected and review the previous five (5) daily log sheets for maintenance performed.
- Determine that the aircraft is airworthy and that a proper preflight, in accordance with the AFM and company policy, has been performed.
- Determine that the aircraft is loaded within center of gravity limitations, does not exceed maximum gross weight or center of gravity limitations for takeoff and landing.
- Check current weather, NOTAMS, PIREPS, and all other available information concerning the flight.
- Ensure that the passengers are briefed on boarding, in-flight, deplaning and emergency procedures.
- File a Company or FAA flight plan for all flights. This includes test flights, ferry flights and training flights.
- Ensure that the following items are in his personal possession at all times on all flights: a) Valid FAA Airline Transport Rating and/or Commercial Pilot Certificate with appropriate ratings.
- Valid FAA Class I or Class II Medical Certificate, issued to the holder.
- Valid Government ID or Driver’s license
- Have passed a flight check given by the Administrator or an approved check pilot in the type of aircraft to be used for the flight since the beginning of the 12th calendar month before the flight.
Subject to applicable laws and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Blue Hawaiian Helicopters’ employment practices and policies.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.