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Cirrus Aircraft Pilot - Flight Instructor - Flying Club in Duluth, Minnesota


Cirrus Aircraft’s Mission is to deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality, and safety to our customers. Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet™, the world’s first single engine Personal Jet and recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) – the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed nine million hours and over 170 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS® as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. Find out more at

Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package and is dedicated to the advancement of general aviation. The Cirrus Flying Club offers employees and their family members the unique opportunity to obtain their private pilot’s license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate. We are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities and we engage employees by offering several employee and family events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to take part in activity clubs and community events.

Job Summary:

This position is located in Duluth, MN. Primary responsibilities include providing flight and ground instruction to Cirrus employees who are current flying club members. The flying club flight instructor will also assist with the safety, recordkeeping, ramp operations, and fleet management functions of the Cirrus Flying Club.

Other responsibilities include acting as pilot in command of Cirrus aircraft while performing 14 CFR part 91 corporate flight operations, demonstration flights, ferry flights when needed. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to cater instructing methods to a variety of student types and personalities is a must.

The flying club instructor reports to the Supervisor - Flight Operations.

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Essential Duties:

  • Represent the corporate goals and safety standards of Cirrus Aircraft by promoting Cirrus’ flying culture through flying club instruction

  • Organize and teach private pilot, instrument, and commercial ground classes for Cirrus employees in accordance with Cirrus Aircraft policies and FAA regulations and procedures

  • Enhance flight safety by providing excellent, high quality, and standardized flight and ground instruction

  • Develop effective methods of safety communication, recordkeeping, ramp operations, and fleet management for flying club functions

  • Creatively adjust teaching methods to increase the value and effectiveness of each training opportunity. Work effectively with the entire spectrum of Cirrus employees, from production technicians to senior staff

  • Maintain communication with students as required pre- and post- training

  • Escalate customer and internal pilot issues to the Lead Flight Instructor

  • Assist with company standardization flights to ensure company pilots are operating within company standards

  • Provide flight and ground instruction per standards defined in Cirrus policy and procedure documents.

  • Operate Cirrus aircraft in accordance with applicable regulations and Cirrus company policies.

  • Make timely and accurate decisions regarding safety of flight

  • Manage travel expenses in accordance with Cirrus company policies

  • Provide excellent and professional customer service

  • Act as pilot in command of Cirrus aircraft while performing corporate flight missions, ferry flights, internal training flights, and demonstration flights

  • Provide factory tours to customers during the delivery and training process

  • Process and maintain a deep level of aircraft knowledge and be a model aviator, flight instructor, and Cirrus representative

  • Perform normal pre-flight and post flight inspections as well as clean, fuel, add oil and de-ice fluid, update chart subscriptions, etc.

  • Move aircraft safely and efficiently on the Cirrus ramp using the flight operations tug

Required Education, Experience or License:

  • Current and active FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI and CFII) required

  • FAA 1st or 2nd class medical required

  • 150 hours acting as instructor required

Preferred Education, Experience or License:

  • 500 hours of total flight time preferred

  • 250 hours acting as instructor preferred

  • Cirrus experience preferred

  • CSIP preferred

  • IFR in congested airspace, mountain flying, extensive IMC, and night experience preferred

  • Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Aviation, Management, Education or related field preferred

Additional Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

  • Proven record of successful flight instruction required

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills required

  • Courseware development experience is preferred

  • Presentation skills preferred

  • Professional appearance

This opportunity is located in Duluth, Minnesota. As the home to our corporate headquarters, Duluth is a four-season city on the western tip of Lake Superior and was voted “Best Town” by Outside Magazine. The splendor of the largest freshwater lake in the world offers a multitude of outdoor activities for adventure or rejuvenation. The North Shore lifestyle is known its year-round activities, including bicycle and snowmobile trails, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, golfing, sailing and skiing. And as a top employer in the area, Cirrus Aircraft was recently named “Best Overall Large Company to Work for in the Northland” and “Best Workplace Culture” by the Duluth News Tribune readers.

Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.