MANAGER OF PILOT TRAINING

Air Wisconsin

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Job Information

Description :

Operating as a regional airline in the United States, Air Wisconsin Airlines performs flying services as a partner with United Airlines. Currently operating a fleet of CRJ-200 regional jets as United Express, Air Wisconsin Airlines operates throughout the Eastern and Central United States. Air Wisconsin's team is dedicated to making our travelers’ experiences safe and pleasant.

The Manager of Pilot Training (MPT) supervises a team of curriculum developers as they create and develop all pilot training material. The MPT leads the administration of Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) along with traditional N&O curriculum development, implementation, maintenance, data validation, training system processes, and FAA certification of each program. The MPT acts as a liaison and a focal point for the FAA, and other external and internal organizations that may impact any training.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervises, the Curriculum Developer Team, and others as assigned.
  • Coordinates with the Chief Flight Instructor to determine which materials should be taught using distance learning, classroom, simulator, or line training programs.
  • Responsible for department and divisional coordination of the process to test and obtain FAA approval of AQP and Traditional N&O training processes.
  • Responsible for the direction of the instructional system development methodology for AQP as well as the program Audit Database.
  • Responsible for liaison related activities with the FAA
  • Responsible for the coordination with Technical Publications to ensure the Company flight training manuals are continually aligned with the qualification standards.
  • Responsible for reviewing 14 CFR Part 61, 91, & 121 changes on a yearly or as needed basis. Applicable changes must be noted and if required, applied and or incorporated.
  • Coordinate with the Chief Flight Instructor and appropriate departments to determine impact of training changes.
  • Communicates and supports the development/maintenance of all training with input from the Director of Flight Standards and Training, Chief Pilot, and Chief Flight Instructor.
  • Responsible for interfacing with Training Delivery, and Pilot Records on all curriculum and pilot qualification changes.
  • Responsible for the coordination of the required training structure of the pilot training program to include the AQP format and others as applicable.
  • Responsible for quarterly audits of the flight training program and submit the required monthly data and annual reports for review by the Company and FAA.
  • Responsible to lead the required FAA meetings based on AQP data per the FAA requirements.
  • Communicates with industry professionals to maintain industry standards and best practices through regional and national conferences.
  • Supervises development of new training technologies such as Internet and computer-based training which will improve training quality and reduce costs.
  • Maintains a high quality curriculum in compliance with FAA guidance and Company policy.
  • Aids in development of policies and procedures to ensure that all training is accomplished as efficiently and economically as possible.
  • Chairs the Flight Data Analysis Team (FDAT).
  • Serves as a secondary management representative to the ASAP ERC Committee.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Director of Flight Standard and Training.
  • Promotes and fosters a safe and secure operating environment.
  • Adheres to all Company policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a high degree of knowledge in the training process.
Education/Experience:
  • Associate degree in an aviation, communications, or teaching curriculum plus experience or Bachelor’s degree in an aviation, communications, or teaching curriculum preferred
  • ATP with appropriate type ratings
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong computer knowledge, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office (including MS Word & PowerPoint, Excel, Access), Internet courseware development tools, and e-mail
  • Previous 5 years’ experience in Federal Aviation Regulations Part 121 or 135 Have comprehensive knowledge of Advisory Circular 120-54
  • Ability to work independently and as a team as situations require.
  • Attendance of AFS-280 AQP Indoctrination
  • Previous Air Wisconsin Ground, Simulator and/or Flight Instructor
  • Knowledge of CRM and Human Factors
  • Knowledge and experience in training or teaching, with excellent classroom presentation skills
  • Knowledge of 14 CFR 61, 91, 121, and SFAR 58
  • Knowledge of appropriate FAA Advisory Circulars, Orders and Handbooks.
  • Knowledge of FAA Voluntary Safety Programs. (FOQA, LOSA, ASAP, Irregularity Reports, etc.)
  • Self-motivated manager with demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Ability to identify data collection requirements and performance metrics
  • Knowledge of electronic record keeping and data management systems
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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