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Training & Checking Pilot

About Us

LifeFlight is a world leader in aeromedical care and Australia's most diversified service with both a fixed and rotary wing fleet.  We help seriously ill and injured patients around Australia and the world to quickly get the medical care they need.  From rapid response, to inter-facility transfers our team of more than 400 staff members, including aviation crew, support staff, and over 100 doctors are a lifeline to vulnerable individuals. Best known for RACQ LifeFlight community rescue helicopters and LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine, the group also operates a world class training division.


A Job With Purpose

Every year LifeFlight’s iconic blue and yellow fleet help thousands of sick and injured patients. Every employee has a very important task in every mission we perform. Whether that’s making sure our IT systems are performing at the highest level or balancing the figures, to instructing staff with the most current medical and aviation regulations. Each and every employee at LifeFlight saves lives every day. You will play a key part of ensuring our ongoing success and growth by conducting Pilot training and checking.


The Opportunity

We are currently seeking an experienced Training & Checking Pilot with exceptional interpersonal skills, who is highly reliable and thrives in a team environment. This is a full-time role located in Brisbane based at the LifeFlight Training Academy.


The role will include conducting pilot training and checking for our Pilots and the supervision and maintenance of flight standards along with line flying for coverage e.g. to cover leave.


Pay and conditions are in accordance with the LifeFlight Australia Limited and Rotary Wing Pilots Certified Agreement 2016-2019.


About You

You should have the ability to take on new experiences with enthusiasm and be able to cope with responsibility and pressure, while maintaining a strong commitment and adherence to flight safety and operating standards.


In support of our strong safety culture, minimum qualifications and experience limitations apply. To be eligible you must have the following:


Selection Criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • ATPL (H)
  • CIR ME with minimum 3 renewals (IPCs)
  • NVFR(H)
  • Previous Training and Checking experience, or demonstrated skills, knowledge and attitude required for an instructor
  • Check/FIR
  • FER
  • Minimum 3000 hours rotary wing
  • 1500 hours PIC rotary wing
  • 500 hours PIC ME turbine rotary wing
  • 100 hours Instrument Flight
  • 100 hours Night
  • Dangerous Goods Certificate
  • HUET/EBS Certified
  • Class 1 medical
  • Willing and able to travel to our other bases within Queensland as required

Desirable Criteria

  • Type Rating (AW139) with 100 hours on type
  • Previous EMS/SAR experience


In your application, please ensure you address each of the essential criteria to demonstrate that you satisfy the minimum requirements of the role.


In your application, please upload your cover letter & resume as one attachment.


This is an excellent opportunity to work in a growing organisation that is dedicated to saving lives and serving the community. If you believe you have the necessary skills and experiences we would love to hear from you today.


Please apply via our website under the Aviation section.

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