Check Airman (Helicopter)

Air Methods Corp.

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Greenwood Village, CO

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Job Summary
Company instructor who performs an oversight, safety and qualification role for Helicopter pilots undergoing evaluation. Conducts training and flight checks in a classroom, an aircraft, or in a flight simulator.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:
Evaluate operational compliance including all aspects of safety, flight operations, maintenance operations, and other procedures and policies as described in the General Operations Manual

  • Initial and Recurrent training (ground and flight)
  • Transition, differences and ROC (restricted operations checks) ground and flight training
  • Will correct and report out-of-compliance issues immediately. When unable to be corrected immediately, the CA will coordinate with the ACP and Regional Aviation or Maintenance Director as appropriate to ensure the problem is corrected
  • Assist in the development and implementation of flight and ground training schedules
  • Ensure that standardized training and checking procedures, provided by the certificate are adhered to
  • Assist the CP and ACP in all pilot record keeping requirements in accordance with applicable FARs and policies
  • Assist in the development and implementation of flight and ground training schedules
  • Submit required reports in a timely manner
  • Expected to operate advanced aviation training devices and operate full motion simulators as required
  • Assist the CP in the development of the aircraft checklist and Air Methods’ Pilot Training Programs
  • Will assist in development and conduct (as appropriate): Basic Indoctrination Training, initial and recurrent ground training, initial and recurrent flight training, instrument training (ground and flight), and night vision goggle (NVG) training (ground and flight)
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Job Requirements

  • Regular scheduled attendance
  • Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling (centralized)
  • Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling (decentralized)

Subject to applicable laws and Air Method’s policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Air Methods’ employment practices and policies.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Recommendation from a current Air Methods Flight Instructor or Check Airman preferred
  • Previous Instructor/Check Airman experience
  • ATP rating in aircraft category preferred
  • Commercial/Instrument rating required
  • Must meet total flight hour requirements


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to implement training programs (initial and recurrent training)
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with all levels

Computer Skills

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, and Outlook

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • CFI / CFII (Rotor wing) or willingness to obtain within one year

This position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident).

Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.