Vinnell Arabia

  • Instructor Pilot/Trainer MD500

    Location SA-Riyadh
    Aviation Institutional Training Division (AITD)
  • Overview

    Responsible for performing duties as an Instructor Pilot-Trainer in the MD500 Series Aircraft and supporting simulation device(s). Conduct initial Aircraft Qualification Course (AQC) training, continuation training and evaluation of customer pilots in accordance with approved Saudi Arabian National Guard/Ministry of National Guard publications (FTG’s, AR’s, TC’s, etc.)

    Conduct academic instruction and hands-on performance based training and administer evaluations to ensure pilot proficiency and standardization of training. Responsible for maintaining Individual Gradebook Folders, Individual Aircrew Training Folders (IATF) and completing required training, currency, and readiness entries.


    Conduct MD500 Series aircraft specific ground school based training and instrument instruction in a classroom environment, aircraft or flight training device(s). Flight instruction training duties include; contact, basic instrument, and basic combat skills under Day, Night, and NVG conditions to U.S. Army standards IAW government approved ATM, FTG, and POI requirements. Instruction may include any combination of Individual or Group instruction in an academic classroom environment and or aircraft or simulator.

    A. Duties/responsibilities:

    1. Train and evaluate Aviation pilots in the MD500 Series Aircraft in accordance with the US Army Aviation ATM and specific unit ATP guidelines. 
    2. Develop an Aviation Aircrew Training Program 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, and night vision goggle (NVG), and instrument flight rules (IFR).
    5. Prepare pilots 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) rules.   
    7. Attends meetings as required with Customer/s.
    8. Recommend aviation instructor pilot appointments to customer leadership.
    9. Responsible for providing direct interface and daily status reports as required between staff for training status, mission assignments, mission planning, and crew status.
    10. Assist in Maintenance Test Flights as required.
    11. Able to perform duties in a culturally sensitive environment and maintain a professional approach, attitude, and appearance at all times.   

    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: None. Reports directly to the Standardization Instructor Pilot.


    A. Education Level: Must have been qualified as a Pilot in Command. Additional qualifications:

    1. Graduate of a course of instruction for IPs at an authorized Aviation Proponent School required. Course of instruction in the MD500 Series Aircraft (or Army Rotary Wing equivalent) required.
    2. An IP equivalency evaluation administered by a standardization instructor pilot (SP) selected by the Directorate of Evaluations and Standardization (DES), preferably in a MD500 Series Aircraft required.
    3. 2500 hour minimum total flight hours (Turbine Engine) of which a minimum of 500 are as an IP. Minimum 100 flight hours in a MD500 Series aircraft preferred.  Previous NVG Pilot in Command required; minimum 500 NVG hours preferred. 
    4. Certificates: Army Aviator certification with rating as Instructor Pilot in an equivalent aircraft or the MD500 Series rating required.  

    B. Experience: Experience in mission (Attack, Observation, Utility, Multi-Mission) operations. 


    C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Knowledge of Army Aviation training concepts, administration, and logistics.  Demonstrated ability as lead pilot of a flight training organization.Demonstrated past performance and experience in leading an organizational staff to achieve organizational goals.  Demonstrated past performance in the development of organizational plans, policies, and operational procedures.   Ability to communicate both orally and written.  Ability to effectively deal with people in the supervision of staff and team members.  Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner.  Possesses a valid driver’s license.


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