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Part 135 Chief Pilot Jobs in Mountain View, CA at Reliable Robotics

Title: Part 135 Chief Pilot

Company: Reliable Robotics

Location: Mountain View, CA

AirDialog is a new cargo feeder operator, operating for a major cargo carrier since June 2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our world-class leadership team holds extensive strategic and operational experience in the air cargo industry. We are building a high performance team and hiring at all levels within the organization.

You will be part of a broader organization that is seeking to enable a future where air transportation is safer, more convenient and fundamentally transformative to the way goods — and eventually people — move around the planet. We are a team of mission-driven engineers and operators with experience across aerospace, robotics and self-driving cars working to make this future a reality.

As the part 135 Chief Pilot at Reliable Robotics, you will lead the company’s commercial flight operations team and ensure operational compliance with all flight operations part 135 requirements. Your role will be critical in developing operational integrity from the pre-launch phase of an exciting new air carrier seeking to efficiently move people and goods.

The Chief Pilot is a critical leadership role which is responsible for managing all activities of the pilot team. These responsibilities include the development of the pilot team including training, hiring, scheduling, and aircraft operating standards. The ideal candidate would be recognized as an expert in flight operations with the ability to lead and motivate the team to deliver excellent operational performance. The Chief Pilot, Director of Maintenance, and all operational personnel report to and are accountable to the Director of Operations for all CFR Part 135 operations.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to apply your expertise and operational leadership abilities to be a part of defining the future of aviation. We are building a high performance team expanding hiring at multiple positions within the organization. This position will be based in Albuquerque, New Mexico where the airline has commenced cargo operations flying Cessna 208’s for a major logistics integrator.


Lead the commercial flight operations department
Recruit, hire, and train new pilots according to company and operational requirements
Prepare and maintain all pilot training, flight and duty, performance records and other records as required
Ensure flight operations compliance within appropriate regulations
Establish and maintain a close working relationship with the FAA
Work with the Reliable team and the FAA to establish appropriate flight standards, develop training requirements and curricula
Work with the Director of Operations to develop the department budget and reporting
Coordinate with the Director of Operations and Director of Maintenance with timely communications for all maintenance, performance, schedules and inspections
Work closely with the Safety manager and the company to support, develop and maintain the Safety Management System (SMS) program
Operate turboprop and piston aircraft as required
Act as voice of the company and promote the company business both internally and externally with vendors, OEMs and regulators

Basic Qualification

Takes ownership, are an inventive problem solver and have a high level of accountability
An excellent manager, mentor and motivator of teams, and leads by example
Driven to go above and beyond to get the job done

Part 119 and 135 Mandatory Qualifications

Instrument rating
Commercial rating
Second class medical
3 years of experience within the past 6 years as PIC for an aircraft operated under part 121 or 135
OR 3 years of experience as a Chief Pilot of an aircraft operated under part 121 or 135
Strong knowledge of FAA Regulations including flight operations under part 135
Solid understanding of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and industry best practices

Preferred Skills and Experience

Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating
Experience as a Check Airman and/or Company Instructor
Experience rolling out and managing a Safety Management System (SMS)
Extensive Cessna C208 Caravan experience preferred

Must be willing to travel up to 50% or more of the time.

Reliable Robotics offers stock options, employee medical, 401k contribution, great co-workers and a casual work environment.

Reliable Robotics does not presently sponsor candidates for employment visas. In order to comply with export control regulations applicable to our technology and products, all candidates for this position must reside in the United States and be “U.S. persons” for purposes of the Export Administration Regulations (i.e., a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident, or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as refugees or granted asylum in the U.S.) or otherwise eligible to access our technologies without an export license.

At Reliable Robotics, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical conditions, national origin, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment and promotion is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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