Vinnell Arabia

  • Instructor Pilot AH-6I

    Location SA-Riyadh
    Aviation Training & Support
  • Overview

    Responsible for performing duties as an Instructor Pilot (IP) in the AH-6I aircraft and supporting simulation devices.  Conducts initial aircraft qualification courses, IPC, Aircrew Training Program (ATP) integration, continuation training and evaluation of employee and customer crewmembers in accordance with US Army Aviation Aircrew Training Manual (ATM) requirements.  Conducts academic and hands-on performance training and administer evaluations to ensure aircrew proficiency and standardization of training.  Responsible for maintaining Individual Aircrew Training Folder, (IATF) and completing required training, currency and readiness entries.  Conducts AH-6I gunnery instruction in the aircraft and classroom environment; provides flight instruction in the aircraft and flight training devices; providing contact, basic instrument, gunnery and basic combat skills training to Army standards IAW government approved ATM.  Instruction may include any combination of Individual or Group instruction in an academic classroom environment and or aircraft or simulator.  Additionally; It is required that applicant have experience in US Army Attack or Aero scout operations and must have completed a course of instruction for IPs at an authorized Aviation Proponent School.


    A. Duties/responsibilities:

    1. Train and evaluate Aviation pilots in the AH-6I aircraft in accordance with the US Army Aviation ATM and specific unit ATP guidelines.
    2. Develop an ATP in accordance with customer guidance.
    3. Verify and confirm that all required flight training publications are current and complete.
    4. Conduct and evaluate individual readiness level progression tasks, to include instrument flight tasks during day, night, night vision goggle (NVG) and gunnery operations and instrument flight rules (IFR).
    5. Prepare crewmembers through realistic mission training flight maneuvers under local environmental conditions to include dust landings and weather specific desert training.
    6. Provide aircrew proficiency training in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) in and outside controlled airspace under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and or international Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) flight rules.
    7. Attends meetings as required with Customers.
    8. As a member of the Aviation Safety Council; attend regularly scheduled Aviation Safety Council meetings as required.
    9. Attend and provide training and mission planning input to the weekly Production Control and Operations meeting.
    10. Responsible for providing direct interface and daily status reports as required between staff for training status, mission assignments, mission planning and crew status
    11. Conducts other courses of instruction as required by the customer.
    12. Other duties as required.

    B. Independence: Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities with significant choice of methods.  Authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities.


    C. Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A


    A. Education Level: High School Diploma or equivalent.

    B. Experience: Experience in Mission Attack or Observation helicopter missions required.  Combat experience preferred. Instructor Pilot experience at Fort Rucker preferred.


    C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements:

    1. Must have been qualified as a Pilot in Command (PC).
    2. Graduate of a course of instruction for Armed MD500 series or OH-58D or AH-64D IP at an authorized Aviation Proponent School required.
    3. FAA rating as Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument – Helicopter (CFII-H) or military equivalent preferred.
    4. Minimum of 1,000 flight hours (total time).
    5. Minimum of 300 flight hours Instructor Pilot time.
    6. Minimum of 250 flight hours NVS/NVG.
    7. FAA Commercial Pilot certificate required.

    D. Other:

    1. Successfully pass the Army or FAA Class II Flight Physical upon hire and annually thereafter required.
    2. Knowledge of Army Aviation training concepts, administration and logistics.
    3. Able to conduct independent operational research.
    4. Demonstrated past performance and experience in leading an organizational staff to achieve organizational goals.
    5. Ability to communicate both orally and written.
    6. Ability to effectively deal with people in the coordination of staff and team members.
    7. Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner.

    E. Possesses a valid driver’s license


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