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Flight instructor vacancies: 13 places with current openings

PUBLISHED: 11:23 30 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:58 03 September 2019

Flight instructor vacancies

Flight instructor vacancies


Are you in the market for a new instructing job or fancy a completely different change of pace? These 13 aviation schools, clubs and centres are looking for candidates now

1) Flying Time Aviation | 01273455177

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Established in 2006, FTA offers competitive, fast track career pilot training courses and operates one of the most modern and reliable fleets of training aircraft in the world. FTA's fully qualified and expert instructors are multi-cultural, with a diverse range of aviation experience.

With a high instructor to student ratio, FTA delegates receive high quality, market-leading training in accordance with aviation authority requirements. They are currently one of the only UK flight training academies to offer an integrated fight deck programme with 100% of the training entirely based in the UK.

FTA is presently looking for intermediate and advanced instructors to join the team. They ask that candidates applying for these roles have a passion for aviation and teaching and want to make a difference in their role.

They are pleased to offer a competitive salary, stable roster, career development, pension and other benefits. Licence revalidations, renewals and medicals are also included.

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2) Pilots Paradise | 03300 011 154


Live in Paradise. They are offering EASA FI(A) Flight Instructors the opportunity to live and work in Florida teaching all EASA syllabi from PPL to CPL/Multi/IR.

With a five-year extendable working visa allowing accompanied spouse and children to work and live in the USA also, it is a unique offering.

The founders of Pilots Paradise are British so you will feel right at home and they can develop you through the instructor ranks from PPL and diversify your qualifications to FAA, to allow progression in your career as an instructor.

So if a change in lifestyle and a progressive instructing career in a rapidly growing flight school sounds of interest, please contact them.

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3) Falcon Aero (EFG Flying) | +441959540400

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Falcon is a very busy ATO currently recruiting and training Flight Instructors for Ab Initio and Commercial ratings. Being based at London Biggin Hill, with another site opening shortly, amongst the commercial traffic you aspire to fly, they provide the best training ground for all your flying aspirations.

With a fleet of highly maintained Piper aircraft including Cadets, Warriors and Archers they aim to provide the best experience possible.

All aircraft are equipped with either Garmin GNS 430 or Garmin Aera 660 Units with 3 being Mode S and the latest addition having a Garmin G5.

Bonding contracts are offered for those looking to commit to a vibrant school with a long history in training exceptional candidates. Dynamic, professional, fun and friendly, join the Falcon Family today.

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4) Atlantic Flight Training Academy | +353 21 4888 737

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Are you a flight instructor looking to instruct in the dynamic environment of a busy international airport? If so AFTA, Ireland's largest flight school, is the place for you!

They operate a large fleet of aircraft including Cessna 172s, PA34s, Diamond DA42 twinstars together with associated simulators.

As an official partnered ATO of Ryanair and Stobart, they are in a period of significant growth and currently have opportunities for ALL levels of Instructors. They have a dedicated Instructor career path with fully sponsored development opportunities to IRI and CRI. Furthermore, they offer a part-sponsored FI course initiative for those without an FI rating.

At AFTA their work culture is friendly, personable and professional. They offer competitive hourly rates, monthly retainers, a five-on-two-off weekly roster as well as placement assistance with their partner airlines after two years working with them. Email with your CV to find out more and progress your career to the next level.

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5) ACS Aviation | 01738 550 003

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Experienced Flight Instructors required; join this successful team in Perth, Scotland.

Established in 2007, ACS Aviation operates Scotland's leading commercial flight training school, aircraft maintenance facility and operators of Perth Airport. Due to continued growth, ACS Flight Training is recruiting for full-time PPL and Commercial Flight Instructors based at Perth Airport in Scotland.

Successful candidates will have opportunities to develop and grow within the organisation and this is an excellent opportunity to join one of the UK's fastest growing flight schools together with the opportunity to enjoy a high quality of life in Perth which was voted one of the top five best places to live in the UK.

ACS Flight Training are also seeking candidates who are qualified CPL pilots interested in the Flight Instructor Sponsorship Program. They offer a competitive salary, career development, relocation assistance, pension and 28 days annual leave. Please click through to the careers page on the website link below for more information and details on how to apply.

6) Stapleford Flight Centre | 01708 688380

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Stapleford Flight Centre have a very busy training facility in North East London with easy access to M25/M11.

They provide Modular and Integrated Commercial Pilot training and also training for recreational PPLs in the flying club.

They are currently recruiting full-time and part-time Instructors to teach at all levels.

There is the potential to fly 80-100 hours during the summer months. They offer excellent opportunities to progress in to commercial instruction.

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7) L3Harris | 07920 876413

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Are you a Multi-Engine/Instrument Rating or Single-Engine Flight Instructor looking for a new challenge?

L3Harris is one of the world's leading pilot training organizations who are expanding its team of Flight Instructors at its Bournemouth and Cranfield Airline Academies.

Fly into a new horizon and discover L3Harris' attractive salary and benefit packages, including rapid progression opportunities.

This year alone, over 30% of L3Harris' UK Flight Instructors have undergone training to fast track their career.

8) Phoenix Aviation | 02392 552703


Phoenix Aviation is based at Solent Airport Daedalus, Lee-on-the-Solent, and has grown into one of the most highly-rated and popular flight schools on the South Coast.

The club's facilities are comprehensive and extensive, encompassing the whole of the second floor and part of the first floor of the Control Tower. The fleet has expanded to keep pace with demands to four Warriors, one Archer III and two Ikarus C42s.

Despite the growth they have endeavoured to maintain a friendly club atmosphere - a school run by flying enthusiasts for flying enthusiasts.

The level of training provided by the team of experienced and professional flight instructors is second to none: probably one of the reasons why they always have a student waiting list. Courses include NPPL, Microlight, LAPL, PPL and IR(R). If joining a club like Phoenix is of interest, then please get in touch.

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9) Premier Flight Training | 01603400527

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Premier Flight Training Ltd are looking for full/part-time flight and groundschool instructors to be based at Norwich International Airport.

They are expanding and currently provide PPL, IRR, CPL and MEP courses with IR, CBIR, FI and ATPL groundschool arriving shortly.

Therefore, they are searching for more instructors to join the friendly team to deliver any/all of these specifically-tailored courses to training pilots. To deliver these, they have a fleet of well-maintained Piper aircraft including three Warriors, an Archer and a Seneca.

Contact CEO Ray Parsons with your CV on

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10) Cambridge Aero Club | 01223 373717

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Cambridge Aero Club is a thriving ATO, operating a mixed fleet of exceptionally well-equipped Cessna172SPs, Piper Warrior III, Cessna152 and Extra200 from its base at Cambridge Airport.

They are looking to add to their team of professional, friendly and passionate pilots. Instructors at Cambridge enjoy hour building opportunities, rating advancement and type crossover sponsorship. Opportunities await those looking to head into IR training & Aerobatics.

Cambridge Aero Club is pleased to support the career progression of its Instructing team, through unique corporate & bizjet connections and benefits from its locality to south-eastern International Airports.

Due to expansion and high volume of new customers and student pilots Cambridge Aero Club has capacity to employ suitably qualified Instructors in full and part-time roles, to assist members who are already scheduling training well into the Autumn/Winter season with no sign of slowing down!

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11) Ravenair | 0151 486 6161

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Positions are available for both freelance and salaried instructors.

With their ATO/DTO courses taking students from their first Trial Lesson to the completion of their MCC/JOC courses there are opportunities for experienced and recently certified individuals alike.

Not confined to just the Flying School, Ravenair is a thriving and long established business spread across multiple departments including aircraft handling and charter, engineering and aerial survey.

Partnerships are also underway with CATS Aviation and Deeside Simulators for provision of ATPL theory and MCC/JOC courses.


12) Sussex Flying Club | 01273 440852

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They are looking for Flying Instructors also FI (R) to join them at Shoreham, on the South Coast! They are especially interested in those who would be available for working at weekends, on a part-time basis, and offer a choice of flexible hours to suit.

They are the longest established flight training organisation at Shoreham, having trained hundreds of pilots over 27 years.

Their main customer base is ab-initio students for SEPL/LAPL together with Night Flying and IR (R). In addition, a significant number of licence Renewals and revalidations are undertaken here.

They operate Cessna 152 and PA28 Aircraft and are situated in the main terminal building with excellent facilities for training. If you are interested please see the website, or give them a call, for further information.

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13) Elstree Helicopters | 0208 099 7766

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They are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Helicopter Flying Instructor for their busy, family-run ATO.

Based at London Elstree Aerodrome they fly a generous mix of PPL(H) training, trial lessons and experience flights. They have an extensive fleet of seven training helis (Robinson R22, R44, R66 and Cabri G2) therefore type ratings for these aircraft would be an advantage but any gaps can be overcome as they are lucky enough to have an in-house examiner.

This role also includes many unique opportunities such as taking part in Student trips, TV and radio appearances and numerous other exciting helicopter challenges.

Interested? Please send your CV with a bit of information about yourself to

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