Great place to work. Netjets scrpts sim sessions. NJA pilots are extremely sharp pilots with great skills.
CE560XL/XLS ground/ simulator instructor (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – February 21, 2018
Flight Safety is a great complany to work for. The only reason I'm looking is to increase my pay and get a new type rating.
Netjets is our primary customer. They dictate what and how we train their pilots. They script each simulator session so it's pretty easy to run the sim. NJA pilots are extremely sharp at their flying skills and aircraft knowledge. They train under 121 though they fly under 91k and 135. It's very disciplined though not like ABX Air was or what a military boot camp would be. It's just fly by SOPs and use the correct callouts and flows. Normally, on a training day, the instructor briefs for 2 hours on various topics, then four hours in the simulator followed by one hour debrief.
We are losing instructors to corporate flying jobs. They give a two week notice but it takes 6 months of training before the new instructors can do anything. Consequently, the onboard instructors have to pick up the slack left by the departed instructors. 20 day work months are not unusual.
Donuts, fruit, working with experienced professional crews
Manpower is behind the power curve and can't catch up. Consequently, 20 work months are not unusual