Senior Pilot

Sanborn Map Company Colorado Springs , CO 80928

Posted 1 week ago

The Senior Pilot (PIC) operates aircraft to fly aerial photo missions in support of mapping and LiDAR projects. As Pilot in Command of the aircraft, the pilot directs onboard crew to ensure safe and efficient acquisition missions. Responsibilities include performing flight operations within schedule and budget; coordinating with authorities to obtain flight permission/clearance within restricted or Class B airspace; maintaining flight records; Training other pilots and advising supervisor of any equipment maintenance requirements or safety concerns.

The Senior Pilot is responsible for determining the aircraft is in an airworthy condition prior to flight and operating the assigned aircraft. The PIC is directly responsible for the safety of any passengers, crew, and cargo. The decision regarding whether a flight may be safely completed rests with the PIC, who is the final authority regarding operation of the Sanborn aircraft. The PIC must comply with the Flight Operations Manual directives and FAA regulations.


  • Perform flight operations as required by projects within schedule and budget.

  • Coordinate flight plans.

  • Travel extensively while working as an airborne crew member throughout North America and foreign countries as needed.

  • Maintain records of flights.

  • Prepare and submit reports (pilot logs, dailies, expense reports, timecards, etc.) in an accurate and timely fashion.

  • Coordinate with appropriate authorities to obtain flight permission/clearance.

  • Maintain required FAA certifications.

  • Assist with training of new pilots and others as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school Diploma. Associates degree in aviation or equivalent experience preferred.


  • Minimum of 3000 hours total flying time. 1500 as pilot in command.

  • Minimum of 600 hours MEL to be considered to operate multi-engine aircraft.

  • Proficiency with computers and software.

  • Preferred experience with Aero Commander Aircraft


  • Active commercial pilots license.
  • IFR Rating.
  • 2nd class or better medical certification from FAA.


  • Approval from chief pilot and acceptance/insurability by Sanborns aviation carrier.

  • Successful completion of initial drug screen and subsequent drug screens.

  • Successful completion of a background check, including driving record.

  • Ground and flight training required in make and model of designated aircraft.

  • Ability to provide flight training in designated make and model to staff pilots.

  • Valid passport and ability to travel anywhere in North America.

Position rotation workflow is travel and field work 2-3 weeks engaged to work every day then 7-10 days off on a rotation schedule. Position does not require relocation. Position is considered part-time in total work hours per year. All travel and meals are company paid. Sanborn offers life and accident insurance, 401(k) and voluntary benefits with this position.

TO APPLY: Visit our website: to apply for this position. Sanborn is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Vet/Disability.

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Senior Pilot

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