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135 Chief Pilot

Burbank, CA 91505
United States

Minimum Certification Required
Minimum Flight Hours Required
Manages Others
Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Orbic Air is one of the largest tour and charter operators in the Los Angeles area.  We operate primarily R44 helicopters and a EC 130 offering scenic air tours, exclusive off-airport landing tours, and charter flights to many destinations in Southern California.  Orbic is looking to fill a Chief Pilot position.  Chief Pilot will report directly to the Director of Operations and will be the primary supervisor of all flight crew personnel.  This is a full time leadership position.  5 days a week, minimum 40 hours.


  • Minimum 2,000 hours PIC Rotorcraft
  • CFI / ATP Rotorcraft
  • Second Class medical
  • R44 SFAR CFI endorsement
  • R44 / EC 130 / AS 350 proficient
  • Meet the management requirements of 119.71 to serve as Chief Pilot

Job Requirements

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of FAA 135 program
  • Meetings with FAA on routine audits and company changes
  • Working with the DO on the formulation and coordination of policies and procedures.
  • Conduct or supervise all training activities of line pilots
  • Maintain schedule of pilots to ensure staffing requirements
  • Be an active PIC in the R44 and EC 130
  • Conduct recurring pilot meetings and reviews
  • Responsible for hiring, training, and terminating line pilots

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Embrace change & challenges
  • Control time with decisions & priorities
  • Accept responsibility
  • Sets goals & activities to reach them
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to adapt to constant changes
  • Work alongside team members not above them