CFI Academy Instructor Jobs in Smithfield, NC at Blue Line Aviation

Title: CFI Academy Instructor

Company: Blue Line Aviation

Location: Smithfield, NC

Job Overview:

Started in 2012 by husband and wife team, Blue Line Aviation is a professional pilot school located at the Johnston Regional Airport in Smithfield, NC. We strive to push the status quo in flight training while providing quality and innovative training to our students.


Company paid medical insurance

Dental and vision insurance available

$10,000 signing bonus

Relocation assistance available

* COVID vaccination NOT a requirement for this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Instrument rating

Commercial pilot certificate

CFI rating

CFII rating

2nd Class Medical

Preferred Qualifications:

MEI rating


Eligible to teach CFI applicants in accordance with Part 61.195(Required)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

Ability to apply learned knowledge in practice

Ability to provide quality training based on measured student performance

Ability and knowledge to provide a safe learning and working environment

Ability to effectively manage time for self and student learning

Ability to advocate for self and students

Ability to connect meaningfully with others

Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communications

Ability to work effectively as a team

Highly organized with a strong attention to detail

Ability to think systemically, critically, and analytically

Adaptable and flexible with work schedule

Ability to make on the spot decisions

Reliably and consistently on time and on task

Familiarity with Blue Line Syllabi, Training Course Outlines, Safety Practices and Procedures manuals, and other Part 141 and Blue Line procedures.

Proficiency and familiarity with Blue Line Aviation Aircraft including:

Aircraft limitations

Maximum airspeeds

Performance and maneuverability

Weight and balance


Demonstrated knowledge of the following:

141 Training Course Outlines

Federal Aviation Regulations

FAA Record Keeping Requirement


Maintain current knowledge needed to provide quality and accurate instruction to students.

Construct and deliver course content, utilizing appropriate and approved teaching strategies and resources that actively engage students and achieve desired student outcomes.

Deliver flight and ground training in accordance with Blue Line Syllabi, Training Course Outlines, Safety Practices and Procedures manuals, and other Part 141 and Blue Line procedures.

Demonstrate and apply working knowledge of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic teaching styles to efficiently and accurately instruct students in accordance with the Aviation Instructors Handbook.

Maintain professional interactions with a diverse student population by providing timely and accurate feedback that supports learning.

Apply assessment and checkride results to address possible deficiencies and improve instruction effectiveness.

Maintain and accurately document student progress and records according to 141 requirements.

Identify students that are struggling with the curriculum or are falling behind schedule. Notify manager so that deficiencies can be addressed appropriately.

Identify long-term and short-term goals in student learning and integrate assessments at regular intervals to support and measure learning objectives.

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