- Assesses flight instructors, pilots and other aircrew members assigned, attached or newly acquired to the unit to determine flying background and proficiency in the Unit Equipped (UE) airplane. Plans, develops and presents comprehensive courses of instruction in both ground and flight training for pilots to achieve and maintain mission ready status. Performs as instructor, and/or flight examiner for ground training which consists of classroom academics and/or aircrew training device (ATD) (simulator) training. Performs as a flight instructor, and/or flight examiner evaluating and examining rated aircrew to assure training standards are met in these general areas: mission planning, preparation and briefing; ground operations, in-flight control, cockpit resource management and mission execution; mission debriefing and reconstruction accuracy. Determines progress and proficiency levels; provides re-qualification evaluations and directs/provides specialized remedial or additional training as necessary. Evaluates formal training directives, and develops course changes, new material, new training systems and methods.
- Projects unit training requirements and prepares required training records. Utilizes available training aids to instruct airplane aerodynamics, aircraft systems, emergency procedures, and specific crew duties. Ensures that all applicable directives, instructions, and technical orders applicable to the aircraft and mission are current and adhered to. Reviews, analyzes, and disseminates accident reports, flying safety publications, and special interest items. Determines additional aircrew training requirements to advance aircrew proficiency while maintaining the lowest possible accident rate.
- Maintains a thorough knowledge of airplane systems and procedures under normal, instrument, and emergency conditions to give timely and accurate instruction to aircrews in the air or on the ground. Flight training will be conducted in both day and night missions in visual and instrument conditions.
- Briefs and instructs preflight preparations including: intelligence briefings, mission planning, weather factors, mission objectives, and other agency coordination to ensure safe flight procedures and effective mission accomplishment. Conducts comprehensive debrief of mission (to include video tape review and digital flight debriefing media) to ensure that the desired learning objectives were achieved and training rules were followed. The incumbent monitors physical capability, mental attitudes and individual problems of aircrew that may adversely affect flying performance.
- Serves as the Air Commanders representative when performing duties as: Operations Supervisor (SUP), Supervisor of Flying (SOF), or Stand-by Duty Officer (SDO); and is responsible for the safe and efficient mission accomplishment of the unit through the use of an Operational Risk Management (ORM) program. The SUP/SOF has the authority to cancel flying activities, divert aircraft, dictate mission requirements, approve specific activities, coordinate for airport or airspace utilization with FAA, and direct emergency actions involving Unit Equipment (UE) airplanes.
**** A more comprehensive detailed description of the position may be found in Position Description D1809P01 in the employing unit or in the Human Resources Office ****