Certified Flight Instructor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Feb 16, 2022
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace, and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus has openings available for Certified Flight Instructors to join our Team. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security, and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Job Duties:

Provide flight, simulator, and ground instruction in accordance with ERAU syllabi and FAA regulations and procedures. Prepare schedules, maintain records, and ensure that course standards, training requirements, and objectives are met by each student in each flight course.

Perform the duties of a certificated flight instructor as authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration in accordance with the approved Training Course Outline. Ensure all students understand and practice all aspects of ERAU's Aviation Safety Program. Regularly schedule each assigned student to ensure satisfactory progress through the course and immediately inform your supervisor of any delays in training or satisfactory progress. Be responsible for accurately maintaining all appropriate records to include student training record, student logbook, and computer records. Ensure that course standards, training requirements, and objectives are met by all assigned students as stipulated in the applicable Training Course Outline. Initiate stage check and End-of-Course requests for assigned students. Be responsible for the timely course completion of all flight students assigned including completion of required paperwork. Monitor the maintenance condition of the training aircraft and inform ERAU maintenance personnel of any questionable items. Recommend curriculum and courseware improvements when appropriate and develop new curriculum or courseware as assigned. File incident reports as necessary to report any observed safety violations or situations that may affect the safety of flight. Attend administrative, standardization, in-service training, and instructor development meetings as assigned. Perform duties as a stage check instructor when permitted and as required, after receiving FAA approval. Assist with special projects to include but not limited to: TCO rewrites, changes to ERAU ops manual, aircraft standardization manuals and SOPs, participate in working groups and flight evaluation boards. Complete other duties as assigned.

ERAU benefits include:
  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mailroom and enjoy observation flights


FAA Certified Flight Instructor for Airplane Single-engine land (required) and instrument airplane (Preferred). Proficient with aircraft piloting skills including familiarity with and the ability to perform required flight maneuvers and procedures at the commercial pilot level. Knowledge of and ability to apply effective instructional knowledge and technique in the classroom and in the airplane. Knowledge of appropriate Federal Aviation Regulations and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Academic, administrative, operational procedures and requirements. Ability to work well under pressure in fast-paced and noisy environment while exercising sound judgment at all times. Must hold at a minimum a current second class FAA Medical Certificate.

IP I - FAA Certificated Flight Instructor Airplane Single Engine Land (no degree required).

IP II - FAA Certificated Flight Instructor for Airplane Single-Engine Land and Instrument Airplane.

IP III - FAA Certificated Flight Instructor for Airplane Single-Engine Land and Instrument Airplane. Plus have a minimum 750 hours of Dual Flight Instruction Given.

IP IV - FAA Certificated Flight Instructor for Airplane Single-Engine Land and Instrument Airplane. Plus have a minimum 1200 hours Dual Flight Instruction Given, and a recommendation from the Chief Flight instructor.

IP V - FAA Certificated Flight Instructor for Airplane Single-Engine Land, Multiengine Land, and Instrument Airplane. ATP certificate, Plus have a minimum of 2000 hours Dual Flight Instruction Given, four years cumulative experience as a Certificated Flight Instructor, and a recommendation from the Chief Flight instructor.

A Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Science or a related field is required for any employee in the IP-2, IP-3, IP-4, & IP-5 classifications. A Master's Degree is required for the IP-4 and IP-5 classifications. Relevant aviation experience may be substituted for a Master's Degree at the discretion of the University for the IP-4 classification.

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