Company: Horizon
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
CLOSES ON: 2020-02-26
Department: Military Program
Reports to: TEAM LEADER


The primary purpose of the Instructor Pilot (IP) is to provide ground and flight training in Bell 407 helicopters to cadet pilot trainees in accordance with the Program of Instruction (POI).  The IP will mentor students, provide extra instruction as required to deal with knowledge and skill deficiencies, and provide help with aviation English as capable.  Other duties will be assigned to the IP based on experience to help the overall program development in all sub-areas such as: maintenance, curriculum development, standardization, training development, safety, quality assurance, logistics, and other duties to be determined.

Education and Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or equivalency.


Qualifications and experience

  • Pass and maintain a Class 1 Flight Physical (GCAA).
  • Hold a military Instructor Pilot rating or Certified Flight Instructor rating from any recognized aviation licensing agency.
  • Have an instrument rating from the military or any recognized aviation licensing agency.
  • Night Vision Goggle (NVG) qualified.
  • Minimum of 2,000 flight hours.
  • Minimum of 1,500 rotary wing hours.
  • 500 hours as an instructor pilot.
  • Recent relevant experience.


Key skills

  • High level of instructional technique and knowledge of Instructor fundamentals
  • Computer literate (MS Word, excel, outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of the Program of Instruction and all related tasks to be taught to students; FAA and ICAO flight procedures
  • Ability, skill and knowledge to pass flight evaluations related to general handling, emergency procedures, instruments, low-level flight and navigation, and NVGs
  • Be familiar with Compliance Monitoring Systems, Safety management System and EHS
  • Not be involved in an accident or serious incident or an ATC incident during the last 5 years


Core behavioural competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Organizing skills
  • Problem solving
  • Punctuality
  • Flexibility
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills - good at working with people and establish positive relations with students
  • Maintain self-discipline and student discipline

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day training of Military Program (MP) Cadet Pilots in accordance with the POI
  • Operates Bell 407 as an Instructor Pilot (IP) with students providing flight training
  • Acts as academic ground instructor for students.
  • Mentors cadets, aids with language training as time permits, and guides students towards the end goal of becoming a fully qualified tactical military pilot
  • Briefs students on individual tasks to be accomplished during Primary, Instrument, Low Level Flight and Nav, and Night Vision Goggle training
  • Identifies elevated risk events and mitigates the risk to an acceptable level to accomplish the required training
  • Participates in writing and reviewing new and existing curricula to meet program needs
  • Complying with all EHSMS, QMS, Compliance and SMS requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, or other duties required by the operations related to flight or ground schooling