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Certified Flight Trainer Jobs in Kalamazoo, MI at Western Michigan University

Title: Certified Flight Trainer

Company: Western Michigan University

Location: Kalamazoo, MI


Certified Flight Trainer

Posting Number



College of Aviation



Job Type:

Full Time,Regular

Pay Type


Salary Range:

$9.65 per hour, plus bonus pay for flight time and benefits

Major Duties

– Delivers high-quality ground, simulator, and flight training to students and others in order to facilitate their successful certification.

Endorses students and others as appropriate who are seeking certification or ratings.

Maintains accurate and timely records related to pilot training.

Proactively manages assigned students ensuring efficient scheduling of resources, successful and timely completion of courses, to a high quality of standards.

Maintains the highest standards of safety and compliance with applicable College and aircraft regulations (such as Flight Operations Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, etc.)

Sets the finest example of professionalism for student(s).

Other flight duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

– Possession and maintenance of certification and the instrument rating in the desired category, and class from the FAA to provide the level of training needed.

Possession and maintenance of a U.S. unrestricted Commercial Pilot Certificate or an ATP with an Airplane category rating and a Single-Engine Land class rating throughout the appointment period.

Possession and maintenance of a U.S. Flight Instructor Certificate with an Airplane Category and Single-Engine rating throughout the appointment period.

Possession and maintenance of a valid FAA medical certificate throughout the appointment period.

Demonstrated level of flight time and experience.

Desired Qualifications

– Cirrus aircraft experience

Training experience in technically advanced aircraft

Experience with Avidyne equipped aircraft

Proven instructional record as a flight instructor.

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications
List of References

Optional Applicant Documents


Special Instructions to Applicants

– Internal applicants should use the Job Opportunity Transfer Application.

External applicants should use the Staff Employment Application.

Additional Position Information:

– Terminal appointment ends three years from date of hire.

FTE is .69; 27.60 hours per week.

Western Michigan University offers generous benefits to its employees. To access information about the specific benefits available for this position, GO TO:

There are multiple openings for this position. The hiring department will utilize the applicants in this pool for consideration of the other position(s). By applying for this posting, you will be considered for each position. You may also receive multiple email communications.

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Application Types Accepted

Staff Employment Application
Job Opportunity Transfer Application

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