The Ohio State University Airport (KOSU) is one of the leading general aviation facilities in the nation and offers unique opportunities to gain experience in many different areas including flight instruction through The Flight Training Clinic and The Academic Flight Lab. The Ohio State University Airport provides complete aircraft services to many of the registered pilots and businesses of Franklin County and surrounding communities, as well as transient users.
The Flight Training Clinic provides first-class flight and ground training for community members who are not interested in enrolling as students at The Ohio State University. In addition to The Flight Training Clinic, the airport offers flight instruction for enrolled students through The Academic Flight Lab provides first-class ground and flight training to students that are enrolled at The Ohio State University. The Center for Aviation Studies offers three different majors, and one minor, for students wishing to study aviation.
The airport is home to 150 aircraft, including both single- and multi-, piston and turbine engine aircraft and rotorcraft, and sees an estimated 75,000 operations per year, including corporate activity, student training, and pleasure flying. By comparison, the OSU Airport ranks fourth in Ohio in the number of take-offs and landings, and in the top 5% of airports nationwide. With a hangar wait list of over 120 individuals/companies, together with an MRO interested in locating at the airport, the facility’s based aircraft and associated operations signals a strong future for the facility.
The airport offers many opportunities as it continues to grow. Currently we have an Assistant Chief Flight Instructor position available. The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor performs duties and responsibilities of an FAA Assistant Chief Flight Instructor as required by FM Regulations Part 141. Position assists Chief Flight Instructor in administration of Flight Education, supervises Flight Instructors, develops and monitors flight safety programs. The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor provides flight and classroom instruction, conducts stage checks, progress checks and final flight tests. This position also provides Flight Instructor initial and annual standardization of oral and practical checks; assures instruction quality and student progress/completion, which includes exams and check-rides. Assistant Flight Chief Instructor provides flight and classroom instruction in addition to coordinating and scheduling for personnel and aircrafts.
Pre-Employment Screening Information: This has been identified as a safety-sensitive position, all candidates must pass pre-employment drug testing prior to being hired and will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing while employed as a senior flight instructor.
Required: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an instrument rating and a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate; instructional activity within the previous 12 months and experience with a flight school certified through 14 FR Part 141; Flight Instructor-Instrument certification must be obtained within six months of date of hire. Desired: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience; two years of experience as a CFI or 200 hours of dual instruction given; experience with OSU’s 14 CFR Part 141 flight school.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.