Metro Aviation
  • 31-Jul-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Training
  • Shreveport, LA, USA
  • Based on Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical & Dental Insurance for the employee & family - paid by Metro (This can be waived, and the employee is reimbursed $5,000 per year.) Sick leave: 6 days per year. Short Term Disability insurance premium is paid 100% by Metro. Pays 2/3 of pay for up to 90 days. Covers loss of medical certificate. 401K plan with company match of 75% of the first 7% of your contributions. Long Term Disability insurance is offered at a minimal charge. Pays 2/3 of pay for up to age 65 for full disability or up to 28 months for loss of medical certificate. Paid vacation (from 5 to 15 days annually depending on length of employment). Paid overtime (paid at 1.5 times current salary) Paid Holidays: 7. Tuition assistance available. Use of company aircraft for ATP rating Class II Medical reimbursement.

Metro Aviation is seeking 2 Helicopter Ground Instructors to be based at Metro headquarters in Shreveport, LA.

We are driven by a safety culture and demonstrate that commitment to safety by providing our pilots with industry-leading training and modern, well-equipped aircraft. 

We are seeking aviation professionals that share our passion for safety and excellence in operations. 

This position is a full-time career opportunity.

Job Objective:

Conduct thorough and in-depth helicopter ground instruction, and ensure that all pilots have a complete understanding of aircraft systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough and in-depth aircraft ground school for assigned aircraft
  • Ensure pilots have a complete understanding of aircraft systems
  • Maintain technical and academic proficiency in the assigned subject matter
  • Develop and maintains applicable courseware representative of subject matter
  • Ensure training material is representative of current Aircraft Flight Manual Revisions
  • Explore innovative media platforms in presenting training material
  • Administer written examinations to ground school participants at intervals specified in the approved training program
  • Report training deficiencies of ground school participants to the applicable Assistant Chief Pilot
  • Report discrepancies between ground training material and relative flight training syllabi to the respective Management (Assistant Chief pilot and Standardization Compliance Manager)
  • Support the Assistant Chief Pilot(s) in the continuous development and improvement of the MAI pilot training program
  • Submit required reports as directed
  • Submit timely and accurate expense and work-over requests in accordance with company policy
  • Attend meetings/conference calls as required or directed
  • Conduct off-site and/or teleconference aircraft ground school as required or directed 


  • Prior experience as a helicopter instructor/ground instructor
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of proficiency with applicable training software/computers relevant to the development and maintenance of courseware
  • Ability to work independently
  • Previous experience in the development/procurement of training material
  • CFI/CFII/AGI/IGI preferred

Education and Experience:

  • Helicopter Commercial Instrument Rating (or higher) preferred
  • Advanced Ground Instructor
  • Instrument Ground Instructor
  • Certified Helicopter Flight Instructor with Instrument endorsement
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in experience


10% Travel to all of the Metro Bases.

Metro Aviation is committed to employees, customers, and community to promote diversity and inclusion by developing policies, programs, and procedures which foster a work environment where differences are respected and employees are treated fairly.

Metro Aviation prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind and ensures equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all aspects of the relationship between Metro Aviation and its employees, including recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, wages and salary administration, employee benefits, and application of policies.

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