Chief Pilot, JetSuite

JetSuite - Dallas, TX2.6

Full-timeEstimated: $68,000 - $100,000 a year
The Chief Pilot is responsible for designing infrastructure that supports the safe execution of flight operations consistent with JetSuite’s Values and economic goals by developing a high-performance pilot group. Key responsibilities include assiting the Director, Flight Operations in performing and delivering various flight operations functions and programs including but not limited to pilot recruiting, pilot training, pilot records, manual currency, external reports, airport charts and publications, pilot domicile management.

Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure sufficient suitably qualified, trained and capable pilots are available to meet the needs of the flight operation.
Ensures there are sufficient Base Chief Pilots to meet the needs of the pilots.
Ensures investigations of any aircraft accident, re portable incident, records discrepancy, or airman flight violation is reported to the Director of Operations within 24 hours.
Works closely with the Director of Maintenance to ensure that aircraft maintenance problems do not unnecessarily disrupt flight operations.
Shall meet the requirements of FAR 119.71(c)
Is responsible for maintaining a liaison with the Director of Operations in all operations matters.
Is responsible for the training and retention of all flight operations personnel.
Coordinates training needs to ensure that adequately trained pilots are available for all trip needs. Assumes the responsibilities of the Manager of Training if that position is not used or is unfilled.
Ensures that the aircraft copies of the Operations Manual are current.
Designates flight instructors and nominates check airmen for FAA approval.
Is responsible, with the Director of Maintenance, for preparing and submitting the Mechanical Interruption Summary Report required by FAR 135.417.
Shall participate in the investigation of, and make a report to the Director of Operations on, any aircraft accident, re-portable incident, records discrepancy, or airman flight violation.
Ensures pilot records are maintained to FAA standards.
Is responsible for aircraft charts and related publications
Behavioral Competencies
High level of integrity with the ability to keep confidential information secure
Excellent communication skills
Unwavering resolve to produce an excellent work product as defined by the core intentions of a given effort
History of self-driven curiosity, growth, and development
Effective coaching and influencing skills
Functional Competencies
Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Excellent organizational and time/project management skills
Proven ability to analyze and refine processes in a fashion consistent with JetSuite’s values and priorities
Ability to prioritize a high volume of tasks and work well under pressure and time constraints
Required Education and Experience
Must hold an airline transport pilot certificate with appropriate ratings and be qualified to serve as pilot in command in at least one aircraft used in JetSuite Air's operation

Meets the requirements of 119.71 or equivalent work experience
Minimum 3 years experience, within the past 6 years, as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under part 121 or part 135.
Preferred Education and Experience
1500 hours of total flight time may be considered (3000 Total flight time preferred ) to include 500 hours Pilot-In-Command and 250 hours Multi-Engine Land
Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate
FAA First Class Medical Certificate
Valid and Current Passport
Must be fluent in the English language
Physical Demands
Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching and prolonged periods of sitting.
Must be able to work all shifts.
Ability to occasionally lift 5-50 pounds.
Ability to occasionally team lift 50+ pounds.
Licenses & Designations
Must hold an airline transport pilot certificate with appropriate ratings and be qualified to serve as pilot in command in at least one aircraft used in JetSuite Air's operation.
Responsible for Risk Acceptance and Risk-Mitigation approval for Low risk as outlined in the SMSM. Responsible for the identification of potential safety issues, security threats, risk assessment of changes as needed and in commissioning, directly participating or conducting analysis as needed to support decision-making.
Responsible to ensure JSA maintains compliance with all requirements of the AOC and standards of the operator.
Responsible for actively managing and mitigating safety and security threats to the organization.
Responsible for liaison with regulatory authorities, original equipment manufacturers and other operationally relevant external entities.
Responsible for the proactive disclosure of regulatory violations, the investigation, root cause assessment and assignment and execution of effective corrective/preventative action.
Other SMS Responsibilities as outlined in the JSA Safety Management System Manuals
Company Description

JetSuite offers the first and only premium experience in the light jet category with a fleet comprised entirely of Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft. After 10 years of operation, we have flown more hours on the Phenom than any other operator in the world. Whether you are flying solo or in a group of up to 7 passengers, we have you covered. JetSuite delivers an enhanced cabin experience with an expertly curated catering menu, premium snacks & wine, amenity kits, luxurious blankets, and much more. Safety is paramount and JetSuite is ARG/US PLATINUM, the highest rating achievable in civil aviation, and an accolade bestowed on fewer than 5% of charter operators nationwide.

For frequent fliers, we have the SuiteKey membership, where clients enjoy preferred, fixed hourly rates, no re positioning fees, 365-day access, and guaranteed availability with 48 hours notice. Clients simply deposit at the Chairman, Founder or Executive levels and fly against those funds by emailing or calling our expert, always-on, Guest Services team.

For those who fly less frequently, we offer charter services on and off the JetSuite fleet depending on your mission.


The position holder shall demonstrate a range of behavioral competencies to a high level, and want to use these to the full extent when they work. This is as important as having a relevant level of quality experience of the job and content. We look for evidence of the job content, in addition to evidence of the below key behavioral competencies.

It is important to keep sight of not only what we are trying to achieve, but also how we would like to achieve it. We commit to maintaining a culture of Safety, Excellence, and Integrity, each of which we believe will result from living by the following Core Values:

Serve from the heart
Love what you do
Improve something today
Seek first to understand
Deliver on commitments
Make the most of what you have
Make mistakes valuable
Have fun
Ask for help
Keep calm and press on
Additional Information

May perform other responsibilities as assigned. Responsibilities and duties may change when circumstances dictate (emergencies, changes in workload, rush jobs, technical developments, etc).

JetSuite and JSX seek to ensure affirmative action in order to provide equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment, as well as to ensure that all personnel activities, such as the recruitment, selection, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, transfer, layoff and termination processes remain free of illegal discrimination and harassment based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin.

All applicants must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.