Flight Instructor (low hour pathway) – Mareeba

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is an organisation using light aircraft to deliver help and hope in Jesus’ name in over 30 developing countries. For more than 75 years, MAF has been transporting patients, relief workers, produce and medical supplies to the world’s remotest regions and places of deepest human need – places where flying is not a luxury but a lifeline.

The Training Centre at Mareeba Airport provides Pilot Training courses for MAF candidates, domestic and international students including from Papua New Guinea. Diploma and Bachelor options are part of the portfolio for flight students through our partnership with Aviation Australia and CQ University.

For 2022, we are looking for a Junior Flight Instructor to join the Flight Operations Department – flight training division in Mareeba. This position will be for two years after which you will transfer to one of our field programs. This role will be crucial in equipping and training student pilots when facing challenging environments in isolated communities. This is a great opportunity to be part of the MAF journey to reach remote areas across the world.

As a Junior Flight Instructor, you will help make the MAF Training Centre a fantastic place to undertake flight training, and as a member of the Flight Training Centre staff, you contribute to a positive and encouraging atmosphere that enables students in Flight Training Courses to perform at their best.

In this role, you will need to be proactive, have a good attitude and be willing to learn as these are essential attitudes required when providing quality theory and practical ab-initio flight training to trainee pilots.

In this role you will be accountable to the Head of Training MAFI Training Centre.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

ICAO Commercial Pilot’s Licence
ICAO Instrument Rating
ICAO Flight Instructor Rating
Excellent English communication and written skills
Ability to communicate across cultural boundaries
Good report writing skills
Great team spirit
500+ hours or trained via MAF Preferred Training Provider

Experience as a Flight Instructor
Experience working with other cultures
Mission Experience

**NOTE: Applicants must have current legal right to work in Australia. Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment background checks including a National Criminal History check. Acceptance of and adherence to MAF’s purpose, vision and values is an essential condition of employment.**

Position Location (s):
  • Mareeba
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