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Becker Avionics
FlightSafety International


Helicopters, Inc
5000 Omega Dr.
Cahokia, IL 62206
United States

Minimum Certification Required
Commercial Pilot With Instrument
Minimum Flight Hours Required
All Other Helicopter Jobs
Manages Others
Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Job Description

Helicopters Inc., the leading provider of Electronic News Gathering (ENG) helicopter services in the United States, has an immediate opening for an experienced Chief Pilot. This person will be responsible for managing a team of approximately 120 pilots and a fleet of 70 Bell 206/407 aircraft. The successful candidate must possess the necessary management experience and strong leadership skills to effectively support our existing ENG programs as well as our ongoing Part 135 charter and Helicopter Air ambulance (HAA) operations.

This position is based out of the St. Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS) in Cahokia Heights, IL. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefit package and participation in our Company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).   

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day supervision and management of Company pilots.
  • Exercises operational control over all flight operations conducted on behalf of the Company, as necessary.
  • Assists with the pilot training and testing process as an active member of the Company’s Pilot Training Group.
  • Post job openings, screen, interview, and recruit new pilots to maintain a roster of properly qualified, current, trained pilots.
  • Ensures all pilot positions are properly staffed at all times.
  • Monitors pilot work hours, approves leave requests, and takes corrective action as necessary.
  • Coordinates, reviews, and approves travel arrangements and related expenses for the department.
  • Prepares reports, creates and modifies policies and procedures, and disseminates information to the field.
  • May serve as PIC in Part 135 operations, adhering to all applicable provisions & regulations at all times.
Job Requirements
Job Requirements
  • Meets the experience & qualifications required by 14 CFR 119.69 & 119.71.
  • Has at least 2,500 hours of PIC rotorcraft flight experience.
  • Maintains a current Commercial Pilot’s License, 1st, or 2nd Class Medical, and Helicopter Instrument Rating.
  • Must maintain current Part 135 status at all times.
  • 3+ years of Part 135 flight experience preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in all applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs).
  • Possesses strong leadership, management, and organizational skills.
  • Occasional travel throughout the U.S., as required.
Helicopters, Inc
Jeff Lieber
5000 Omega Dr.
Cahokia IL 62206
United States