$5000 Sign-on Bonus! The Pilot-in-Command has command of, and the responsibility for, the medical crew members, passengers, cargo, the safe conduct of the flight, and provides guidance and coordinates the activities of every individual connected with all phases of the aircraft operation. Directly represents Apollo and plays a key role in customer service and quality communications with people with whom the pilot directly interacts.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Retains the final authority for the safe operation of the aircraft.
- Ensures the assigned aircraft is airworthy and all proper documents are on board the aircraft.
- Makes decisions as necessary for the start, delay or cancellation of the flight, or deviation from a planned destination when operating conditions dictate.
- Will adhere to proper Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) techniques and will digest input from all medical crew members prior to rendering a decision.
- Will positively represent Apollo to customers, employees and patients through action, behavior and communication.
- Will actively participate in the Apollo safety program.
- Ensures the proper amount and grade of fuel is loaded on the aircraft.
- Obtains briefing on the purpose of the flight, weather, operating procedures and any special instructions, and plans flight assignments.
- Ensures that weather and aircraft performance conditions can be met appropriate to the FAR under which the flight is being conducted.
- Ensures a flight plan or other authorized flight locating procedure is followed on each flight.
- Ensures the aircraft is within the weight and balance requirements of the RFM.
- Reports all known or suspected FAA violations or incidents promptly to the appropriate Chief Pilot.
- Maintains a current medical certificate as required by Apollo, and notifies the appropriate Chief Pilot if a medical (physical or mental) condition may impair their ability to perform the flight.
- Ensures all aircraft equipment checks are preformed properly.
- Ensures that all medical crew members and passengers are appropriately briefed for each phase of flight.
- Ensures all maintenance write-ups are passed to the maintenance personnel and Apollo Operational Control Center is alerted to the current status of the aircraft.
- Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the General Operations Manual, Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, Operations Specifications, Flight Manuals, and other instructions pertinent to assigned duties.
- Participates in the pre-flight risk assessment process.