Cirrus Aircraft's Mission is to deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality, and safety to our customers. Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet, the world's first single engine Personal Jet and recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed nine million hours and over 170 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. Find out more at cirrusaircraft.com.
Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package and is dedicated to the advancement of general aviation. The Cirrus Flying Club offers employees and their family members the unique opportunity to obtain their private pilot's license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate. We are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities and we engage employees by offering several employee and family events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to take part in activity clubs and community events.
Cirrus Vision Instructor Pilots instruct, operate and pioneer the world in aviation training in the industry's leading personal jet aircraft, the SF50 Vision Jet. The initial cadre of Vision Instructor Pilots will be instrumental in providing pivotal flight training to SF50 Vision Jet customers through type specific training in an in-depth part 142 course. This encompasses actively teaching a start to finish type rating with classroom instruction, instructing and operating in the industry's most advanced full-motion Level D simulators, and providing scenario based training in real world environments. Primary responsibilities include providing flight and ground instruction while guiding SF50 Vision Jet owners through the part 142 type rating course. Cirrus Vision Instructor Pilots personally ensure that every client has an outstanding experience with their aircraft through one on one mentorship in concert with real world aviation experiences. Post type rating evaluation, Vision Instructor Pilots mentor and improve customer experience through follow on cross country and sortie based training missions in customer aircraft. Vision Instructor Pilots will also serve as Pilot in Command through other responsibilities including flying to every corner of the United States, as well as dozens of international destinations, acting as pilot in command of Cirrus Vision SF50 Jet and SR series piston aircraft while performing CFR 14 part 91 corporate flight operations, demonstration flights, ferry flights, internal flight training and evaluation flights. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills are required. Our instructors act as the face of the company in several different capacities while delivering the highest quality of flight instruction possible. The ability to cater instructing methods to a variety of student types and personalities is a must.
Provide a first point of contact for clients to ensure all of their flight training questions are answered once an order is received. Ensure that their experience is positive and places the needs and expectations of the customer first.
Enhance flight safety by providing excellent, high quality, and standardized flight and ground instruction through a CFR 14 Part 61 and Part 142 type rating program.
Maintain communication with clients before and after flight training events.
Escalate client and internal pilot issues to the Lead Flight Instructors.
Perform aircraft acceptance/delivery flights.
Facilitate maintenance and delivery/acceptance squawks on newly delivered aircraft and corporate aircraft.
Conduct company standardization flights to ensure company pilots are operating within company standards.
Provide flight and ground instruction per standards defined in Cirrus policy and procedure documents in concert with Part 142 syllabus requirements.
Operate Cirrus aircraft in accordance with applicable regulations and Cirrus company policies.
Make timely and accurate decisions regarding safety of flight.
Manage travel expenses in accordance with Cirrus company policies.
Provide excellent and professional customer service.
Act as pilot in command of Cirrus Vision SF50 and SR series aircraft while performing corporate flight missions, ferry flights, internal training flights, and demonstration flights.
Provide factory tours to customers during the delivery and training process.
As required, assist the domestic and international sales team in the selling process, including supporting tradeshows and other Cirrus sales events.
Process and maintain a deep level of aircraft knowledge and be a model aviator, flight instructor, and Cirrus representative.
Perform normal pre-flight and post flight inspections as well as clean, fuel, add oil and de-ice fluid, update avionics subscriptions, etc.
Maintain Situational awareness as to the delivery status and progress of individual customer aircraft
Education and/or Experience:
Recent flight training experience in military, part 142, part 141, part 135 or General Aviation preferred
Instructor/Mentor/Company line check instruction or evaluation in part 135/121/141/142 authorized environment is preferred
Recent teaching experience in turboprop or turbofan aircraft preferred
Current and active FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI and CFII)
Current 1st or 2nd Class FAA Medical
Recent teaching experience in advanced Glass Cockpit preferred
1500 hours of total flight time required
1000 hours acting as instructor required *750 hours or more, please apply
Advanced FTD/Full Flight Simulator experience preferred
Turbine Experience in IFR, congested airspace, mountain flying, extensive IMC, and night experience preferred
Additional Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:
Strong customer service and interpersonal skills required
Ability to work with other departments and outside vendors
Willingness to travel domestically in order to provide post Type Rating Mentorship to individual customers on a case by case basis
Certificate or Licensures:
This opportunity is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Chosen as the location for our Vision Center Campus, the hub of our customer experience activities, Knoxville is often described as a hidden gem. Surrounded by the Smoky Mountains and home to the rambling Tennessee River, the town offers a plethora of outdoor activities and a vibrant downtown. Very few places feature the opportunity to experience live music, culture, outdoor adventures and acclaimed cuisine in one location. It's no wonder why Knoxville was recently named as a "Top 10 Destination on the Rise" by Trip Advisor.
Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law