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Advanced Instructor Pilot - Upset Training


At APS, we help pilots bring everyone home safely. We dont just say that; it is our primary focus every day. We are an ambitious team on a mission to change flight training for the better, worldwide. We hold ourselves to a higher standard than most. We strive for excellence, believing in people and their ability to constantly improve and realize potential. At APS youll find a rewarding career, unrivaled personal growth opportunities, and the deep satisfaction that your efforts help save lives. You will have a predictable schedule and be home every night and on the weekends.

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Job Description:

As an Advanced Flight Instructor, you will be primarily dedicated to delivering industry-leading Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) to experienced pilots. You will be flying the Grob 120TP turboprop trainer or Extra 300 unlimited aerobatic aircraft, delivering UPRT curriculum on the ground and in the air. Flight profiles primarily include upset prevention and recovery and stall/spin training.

This high-impact role brings significant responsibility in ensuring safety, maintaining compliance with rigorous standards, and continually expanding UPRT knowledge. You will also be called on to use your industry experience and leadership skills to contribute to business-related activities and outside projects, furthering the APS mission.


- Minimum 1500 hours total flight time
- Extensive all-attitude all-envelope flight experience (500+ flight hours preferred); Examples: military flight instructor, tactical or fighter experience, aerobatics (competition or airshow), test pilot school graduate with spin testing experience
- FAA Commercial Single-Engine Land (SEL) Pilots License
- FAA Certified Flight Instructor Rating (CFI)
- Work authorization in the United States
- Beneficial qualifications of additional interest to this employment:
- ATP or 2 years of airline or corporate business jet experience Tailwheel Endorsement
- General Aviation Flight Experience

Who you are:

- Appreciate being home each night with minimal/no out of town/state travel
- Appreciate a known and fixed schedule week to week, month to month, year to year
- Passionate about flight instruction
- Enjoy a team/family work environment with a strong dedication to the company mission and values
- Invigorated by the opportunity to make a difference in air safety
- Detail-oriented and self-motivated with an ownership mentality
- Able to work in a fast-paced environment with evolving requirements
- Able to fly up to four flights per day several days each week
- Physical requirements (225 lbs. max weight, 6' 6" max height) due to aircraft limitations
- Teachable, always learning and constantly improving
- Able to thrive in both individual and team environments and enjoy autonomy
- Excited by long-term career and growth opportunities


Competitive salary as well as bonus opportunities


APS offers a very competitive benefits package, including:

- Paid Holidays

- Paid Vacation & Sick Time

- Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

- Continuing Education and Professional Development with Tuition Reimbursement


APS is head-quartered in Mesa, AZ with locations in Arlington, TX; The Netherlands; and a military training division in Dothan, Alabama. We have open advanced instructor positions at the Dothan Regional Airport (KDTN) and at the Mesa, AZ headquarters.

Job Type: Full-time

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