Title:                    Airplane Captain (PIC)
Position:             Full-time Salaried/Exempt
Reports to:         Chief Pilot - Aviation
Division:              Corporate Headquarters
Location:             Paducah, KY
Principal Responsibilities and Duties:
  •  Ensures the safe and efficient conduct of assigned flights;
  • Directs the activities of the Second-in-Command and ensures that all crewmembers understand fully and completely what duties they are expected to perform;
  • Participates in the Safety Management System.
  • Ensures that the aircraft is airworthy and registered, and all required documentation is onboard the aircraft;
  • Checks weather and all applicable NOTAMs where available, and determines fuel, oil, and oxygen requirements;
  • Determines the aircraft weight and balance;
  • Ensures databases are current;
  • Ensures iPads are updated and adequately charged for the assigned flight;
  • Ensures that all flight planning requirements have been met;
  • Ensures that aircraft crewmembers have valid certificates, Medical Certificates, passports and visas, when required;
  • Ensures that the flight will not be commenced if a crewmember is incapacitated from performing duties by any cause such as injury, sickness, fatigue, or the effects of any psychoactive substance;
  • Ensures that the flight will not be continued beyond the nearest suitable airport when a crewmember’s capacity to perform functions is significantly reduced by impairment of faculties from causes such as fatigue, sickness, or lack of oxygen;
  • Confirms any nonstandard environmental rules and procedures at the intended departure and destination airports;
  • Completes an aircraft preflight inspection before each departure;
  • Maintains adequate stock and inventory onboard the aircraft;
  • Provides the Passenger Safety Briefing to the passengers;
  • Ensures that all flight and ground operations comply with company policies per the Flight Operations Manual (FOM) and standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM), and the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), immigration and customs agencies, and other global governing agencies;
  • Use checklists;
  • Continually monitors the amount of usable fuel to ensure a safe landing with appropriate fuel reserves and communicates with ATC during abnormal situations;
  • Completes all postflight duties, including notifying the Company of deviations to any planned itinerary, schedule, or overnight location;
  • Records flight times and aircraft defects;
  • Reports all known or suspected FAA violations or incidents to the Chief Pilot as soon as practical;
  • Reports any act of unlawful interference to the FAA or State (Mandatory Occurrence Report), as appropriate, and to the designated local authority;
  • As soon as possible, reports to the appropriate ATC facility any hazardous weather or flight conditions encountered that are likely to affect the safety of other aircraft;
  • In the event of an accident / incident, preserves flight and cockpit voice recorder data;
  • Notifies the appropriate authority, by the quickest available means, of any accident involving the aircraft (except where the PIC is incapacitated, when it will become the responsibility of the Chief Pilot or senior flight crewmember);
  • Assumes any duties delegated by the Chief Pilot.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Airline Transport Pilots License (ATPL).
  • Current First Class medical certificate.
  • Challenger 300 Type Rating (Preferred)
  • Current Pilot in Command (PIC) proficiency endorsements (FAR 61.58).
  • Minimum 5000 hours total flight time.
  • 3,500 Hours Pilot in Command
  • 1000 hours Turbine powered multi-engine.
  • Speak and understand radiotelephony communications as per ICAO Annex 1.
  • Valid U.S. passport and driver’s license.
  • No previous aviation related accidents or incidents.
  • Strong customer service skills, high attention to detail, adaptable, excellent follow-through and responsiveness.