Flight instructor (C/B category license holder) - NZ.

Flight instructor (C/B category license holder) - NZ

Commercial Training Solutions (CTS) Group is a leading provider of airline pilot selection and training, through various programs, for individuals aspiring to become airline pilots. CTS operates five Crew Training Center’s: Bournemouth and London in the UK, Sanford in the USA, Pont De Sor in Portugal, and one at Hamilton Airport, New Zealand.

CTS currently employs over 1200 staff across the Group. The flight training operation at Hamilton conducts approximately 2200 flights per month utilizing Cessna 172, DA 20 and DA 42 aircraft. Pilots are trained from the ab-initio stage through to CPL/IR or MPL standards under a number of regulatory frameworks including NZCAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Core responsibilities will involve, but not be limited to:

Training Delivery:

  • Create a positive learning environment for all flight and ground lessons and ensure the delivery of accurate knowledge and skill to trainees.
  • Manage own time to achieve training objectives within allocated lesson timeframes.
  • Facilitate learning through assessment of trainee performance (technical and non-technical), monitoring and review of progress, evaluation of training sessions, and reporting outcomes via debrief and the reporting system.
  • Deliver training / education at various stages; theoretical knowledge, pre-flight briefings, flight, post-flight debriefing and long or mass briefs to syllabus guidelines / framework. 
  • Ensure lesson objectives are achieved according to documented syllabi.
  • Adapt training delivery or style to the trainee to aid their understanding of a technique or skill.
  • Identify poor performance, make appropriate corrective action recommendations, and implement agreed action plans.
  • Monitor and advise the Training Coordinator if concerns are identified in relation to a trainee’s performance (technical and non-technical). 
  • Act as a Primary and/or Secondary Instructor to allocated trainees. 
  • Apply threat and error management principles and techniques as necessary during training events. 
  • Ensure thorough and complete pre-flight planning is carried out in partnership with the Trainee where relevant. 
  • Operate company aircraft in a safe manner and in accordance with the appropriate Aircraft Flight Manual. 
  • Utilize AQD for all occurrence reporting and proactive threat and error identification.   
  • Comply with the requirements and standards specified in applicable regulatory and company publications.

Maintaining records:

  • Maintain accurate internal company records.
  • Maintain accurate personal records including flight log records and personal logbook.
  • Complete all required training reports in a timely and accurate manner.

Duty Flight Instructor (DFI):

  • Carry out DFI duties:
    - Promote flight safety and ensure that solo pilots are operating in accordance with published information (NOTAM, weather etc) as well as the company standard operating procedures.
    - Facilitate trainee access to a supervisory instructor for guidance and monitoring of all solo events as necessary.

Maintenance of own licenses and commitment to professional development:

  • Maintain the necessary category of license and ratings.
  • Maintain a class 1 medical.
  • Maintain a fit and proper person status as required by NZ CAA.
  • Maintain and develop own professional knowledge. 
  • Maintain electronic flight log records and personal log book. 
  • Demonstrate commitment to obtaining additional privileges such as instrument, multi-engine, night, mountain, or aerobatic ratings through a combination of self-directed and supported study.
  • Attend and participate in training days where requested by the company.

Person specification:

Essential qualification, skills and experience: 


  • New Zealand Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with Instrument Rating
  • C Category Instructor Rating
  • Hold a current Class 1 medical
  • Multi Engine Instrument Rating


  • Hold NZ ATPL exam passes
  • B Category Flight Instructor Rating
  • 200 hours IFR (Instrument)
  • 350 Instructor hours 
  • Mountain, Terrain and Night FI privileges

Note: This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive. It is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job title. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role.  The employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Please apply with up to date CV and cover letter.

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Application deadline: Aug 01 2020






Airline Academy
Job Type
Flight Instructor
Hamilton, New Zealand
Start date(s)
December, 12.19.2019
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