Commercial Pilot – Wilderness Air Botswana

Wilderness Air Botswana is part of a multi-national operation that operates a varied fleet of light aircraft, chosen for their ability to transport visitors to remote wilderness destinations with short, dirt-surfaced landing strips. Wilderness Air works proudly as an air support for Wilderness Safaris, a responsible ecotourism and conservation company with private access to nearly all of southern Africa’s finest wildlife areas. It is through these wilderness areas that we are able to offer guests a unique and life-changing experience. We are looking for highly motivated, energetic and dedicated individuals with a passion and proven experience in the business finance field at a management level. The applicant will be based in Maun.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The role of a commercial pilot is to safely and economically fly guests to the different scheduled destinations. Prior to the flight, the commercial pilot is expected to check flight plans, ensure that the aircraft’s controls are operating efficiently, calculate the required fuel for the flight and take the responsibility of checking the weather conditions.
Job Functions Administration,Analytics,Client Services,Communications,Compliance & Regulatory Affairs,Quantity Surveying,Safety & Security
Industries Aviation
Specification

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
•Making sure all information on the route, weather, passengers and aircraft is received.
•Responsible to confirm the correctness flight plan, which details the altitude for the flight, route to be taken and amount of fuel required.
•Ensuring the fuel levels balance safety with economy and supervising the loading and fuelling of the aircraft.
•Making sure all safety systems are working properly.
•Briefing the guests/ passengers before the flight and maintaining regular contact throughout the flight.
•Carrying out pre-flight checks on the navigation and operating systems.
•Communicating with air traffic control before take-off and during flight and landing.
•Carrying out pre-flight checks on the navigation and operating systems.
•Communicating with air traffic control before take-off and during flight and landing.
•Ensuring noise regulations are followed during take-off and landing.
•Understanding and interpreting data from instruments and controls.
•Making regular checks on the aircraft’s technical performance and position, on weather conditions and air traffic during flight.
•Communicating with passengers using the public address system.
•Reacting quickly and appropriately to environmental changes and emergencies.
•Updating the aircraft logbook and writing a report at the end of the flight noting any incidents or problems with the aircraft.

Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS
•2000 or more flight hours
•10 or more years’ experience in the Aviation Industry.
•10 years’ experience in Aviation Management position(s).
•Have knowledge in the development of operating manuals.
•Individuals with senior pilot experience will be preferred.

COMPETENCIES
•Analytical and practical thinker.
•Ability to understand technical information.
•Excellent spatial awareness and coordination.
•Team-working skills.
•The ability to think quickly and make decisions in difficult situations.
•Discipline, self-confidence and commitment.
•Cultural Sensitivity.
•Customer Service Orientation.
•Flexibility and Adaptability- able to work under pressure.
•Integrity and High Ethical Standards
•Dependability
•Professional Image
Job Closing Date : 03/09/2017

 

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