Gulfstream G450 Lead Captain

at Jet Aviation US
Published 20th November 2020
Location White Plains, New York
Category Pilot Jobs  
Job Type Captain Jobs  


Jet Aviation is hiring for Gulfstream G450 Lead Captain that will be based in White Plains, NY.


The lead captain reports to the regional chief pilot regarding company operating policies and procedures. The lead captain is responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of the flight assignment with the emphasis on safety, security and quality. Will exercise pilot in command authority of all flights to which they are assigned and are the final authority for the safe conduct of the flight.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Safely operate the aircraft, determine departure times and routes, and/or cancel flights based on weather or other conditions
  • Ensure that the flight is conducted in complete compliance with all federal, local, and company regulations and policies and procedures
  • Coordinate the aircraft schedule and training with the flight crew and CSR using supplemental crew as needed
  • Coordinate with the Maintenance Manager regarding aircraft servicing, cleaning etc.
  • Ensure assigned crew members submit and review the flight and duty records and all other required records.
  • Ensure the aircraft manuals, Jeppessen charts/EFBs are current and delegate as needed
  • In conjunction with the Manager of Training, coordinate crew member training and check rides based on annual training calendar
  • Coordinate vacation, day off and training events with crew members while maintaining maximum aircraft coverage
  • Determine that the flight crew reports for duty in proper attire and that they are mentally and physically fit for duty
  • Mentor and coach crew members to assist in their professional development
  • Conduct annual performance review for assigned crew members
  • Attend Lead Captain meetings
  • Assist Account Director as requested
  • Assist in the hiring of flight crew
  • Institute all necessary changes as required by en route conditions such that the flight may continue under appropriate company policies, procedures and rules
  • Responsible for conducting the flight in a safe and prudent manner in accordance with industry and company standards
  • Accurate completion of all trip paperwork in accordance with current procedures
  • Responsible for ensuring a thorough and complete understanding with the second in command regarding all aspects of flight
  • Record all aircraft discrepancies as they occur on the aircraft discrepancy log and immediately report these discrepancies to the director of maintenance or their designee as soon as possible. Refer to the approved MEL and as directed by the DOM or his designee determine if the inoperative item can be deferred or needs to be repaired and completes the aircraft discrepancy  log as required
  • Maintain a complete working knowledge of all aircraft systems which they are authorized to operate to include all emergency systems and procedures associated with the aircraft
  • Secure the aircraft after each flight to include arranging hangar storage if they deem necessary or they are instructed to do so by the company management
  • Obtain the most current weather reports, forecasts and NOTAMS from a FAA flight service station or other authorized agency
  • File or cause a flight plan to be filed with the FAA or an ICAO state ATC facility
  • Analyze area, enroute and terminal charts for the airport of intended landing and alternates
  • Perform the functions of the In TSA Flight Security Coordinator {ISC) under the provision of the twelve five standard security program or private charter standard security program as applicable
  • Conduct the required passenger safety briefings or assign that duty to the second in command
  • Impart knowledge and skills to the second in command to prepare them to assume the duties of Pilot in Command in an emergency or when the second in command upgrades to pilot in command in that aircraft
  • Complete and send the leg manifest to ops control prior to each departure
  • Complete and send the End of DAY {EOD) report to ops control upon completion of each flight day
  • Responsible for taking an active role supporting the open sharing of information on all safety issues and reporting all safety hazards and concerns
  • Responsible for making an immediate report in any hazardous action, conduct or event to the chief pilot and director of safety
  • The pilot in command may delegate these duties but not the responsibility for those duties
  • Other duties may be required, as needed
  • Represent Jet Aviation as one company internally and externally with industry groups, regulatory bodies and the General Dynamics network


Minimum Requirements:

  • Hold an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with appropriate Aircraft Type Rating
  • Obtain and maintain an FAA First Class Medical
  • 4000 hours Total Fixed Wing
  • 1500 hours Multi-Engine Land
  • 2000 hours Pilot-in-Command
  • 1500 hours Turbojet
  • 1500 Turbine time
  • 100 hours Night
  • 75 hours Actual or Simulated Instrument
  • College Degree preferred and 5-7 years of aviation experience
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Must present a team effort approach with great interpersonal skills, attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Must be proactive, efficient with the ability to seek out answers and resources as needed
  • Must be able to work flexible schedules
  • Willing to travel worldwide extensively and without any restrictions
  • Must be able to handle the job responsibilities with integrity, discretion and sensitivity to confidential company and employee information
  • May be required to be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a clean driving record

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong customer focus
  • Strong personal values corresponding with Jet Aviation values (Trust, Honesty, Alignment, Transparency)


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk or sit. The employee is occasionally required to climbs or balance, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds over their heads. Specific vision required for this job include, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust and focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must be able to work in both a heavy maintenance environment and in upscale customer areas. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with occasional high volume when aircrafts arrive/depart. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. Occasional fuel fumes may permeate the workplace. Employee must be willing and able to work in all types of weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The Hangar environment may be extreme hot and cold during certain seasons of the year.

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