Burbank, California

Job Summary:
Magic takes flight when you join the Disney Aviation Group as our next Director, Chief Pilot. As the Director, Chief Pilot, you will be part of a team of aviation experts helping to bring unforgettable experiences to people around the globe.

The Disney Aviation Group is seeking an experienced Aviation leader who will be responsible for the safety of all flight operations and the professional standards of the flight crews. We are looking for someone with deep aviation knowledge as well as a proven people leader who will drive a positive team culture and develop the future leaders of our organization. Responsibilities:
  • Develop and amend S.O.P's accordingly to meet the company's aircraft missions.
  • Continuously monitor changes within the corporate aviation industry
  • Maintain safe, cost-effective flight operation.
  • Foster communication and integration across the organization and maintain a level of excellence.
  • Maintain a forward-looking approach to stay aligned with the Company's mission
  • Plan and schedule all crewmembers' required FAA simulator training and other crewmembers' professional development
  • Maintain a reduced flight schedule (50% of typical Pilot Captain schedule) while evaluating flight crewmembers' skills and procedures
  • Ensure departmental compliance of the Federal Aviation Regulations and department's Standard Operating Procedures
  • Overall monitoring and promotion of the Safety Management System and taking an active role in partnership with the Safety Officer in all Safety Management System audits .
  • Manage/oversee the daily operations of the flight department including, FAR part 91 flight operations, fostering communications between flight crews and Scheduling, and work in close partnership with the Director of Maintenance - Serve as the leader for the corporate flight department when the VP Flight Operations is flying or out of office.
  • Maintain visibility of overall operating budgets and interface with other departments within the corporate structure to assure compliance with company policy - with primary responsibility for the pilot and flight engineer training budget.
  • Mentor and develop pilot and Flight Technician teams - oversee onboarding and regularly evaluate skills of the team.
Basic Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 10 years aviation experience
  • 5 years of PIC jet experience ; 8 years + preferred
  • Previous leadership experience as Chief Pilot or equivalent experience managing a team of aviation professionals
  • General Microsoft Skills (word, excel, outlook)
Required Education
  • Associates Degree; Bachelor's degree preferred
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot License with type ratings on Gulfstream aircraft
Preferred Education
  • Aviation Certified Flight Instructor
  • Type rated on G650
About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company's powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you'll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.
About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Burbank, California

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

 From classic animated features and exhilarating theme park attractions to cutting edge sports coverage, and the hottest shows on television, The Walt Disney Company has been making magic since 1923, creating unforgettable stories that connect with audiences around the world. And we’re just getting started!

The key to our success… The Cast, Crew, Imagineers and Employees who honor Disney’s rich legacy by stretching the bounds of imagination to create the never-before-seen, bringing unparalleled entertainment experiences to people of all ages. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world and just imagine the stories you could be part of!

What is #LifeAtDisney like? It’s a series of magical moments with cast members and employees developing and telling our stories in the most innovative ways. Whether it’s a day spent as a Disney VoluntEAR, or celebrating the release of a new interactive experience, retail product or movie, our days are filled with the knowledge that we are creating entertainment experiences the whole family can enjoy. Follow @DisneyCareers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a peek behind-the-curtain, and discover how you could connect to a world of stories with Disney!

 

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