Helicopter Pilot / Flight Instructor

Job Title: Helicopter Pilot / Flight Instructor

Location: Calgary, AB T3Z 3S4

Salary: $36.00 to 50.00 hourly / 40 hours per week

Terms of employment: Full-time (Day, Early Morning, Evening, Flexible Hours, Morning, Night, On Call, Overtime, and Weekends)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Benefits: Health benefits, financial benefits, other benefits

Vacancies: 3 vacancies


We are seeking an experienced Helicopter Pilot/Flight Instructor to join our diverse team. The ideal candidate will not only have a strong background in aviation but also possess a passion for teaching. Your role will be multifaceted, working in various environments ranging from commercial aviation to bush pilot operation, sightseeing, and of course, flight instructing. We value versatility and the willingness to share knowledge in this unique opportunity to influence the next generation of aviators.


A helicopter pilot is responsible for operating a helicopter to transport passengers or crew, or to perform work such as forestry, tours, or point-to-point transportation operations. Specific duties of a helicopter pilot include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and preparing for flights, including reviewing NOTAMs, weather conditions, and flight plans.
  • Conducting pre-flight inspections of the helicopter to ensure it is safe and ready for flight.
  • Operating the helicopter according to Transport Canada regulations and Company and safety standards.
  • Monitoring the helicopter’s instruments and systems during flight to ensure proper operation.
  • Communicating with air traffic control and other pilots to coordinate flights and ensure safety.
  • Transporting passengers or crew safely and efficiently.
  • Performing aerial work such as survey, rescue, and construction operations.
  • Maintaining accurate records of flights, including flight plans and maintenance logs.
  • Participating in continuing education and training to maintain pilot certifications and stay current with industry developments.
  • Assisting the administrator to create quotes by providing them with accurate and detailed information about the flight from time to time.

A helicopter flight instructor is responsible for teaching students how to safely operate a helicopter and preparing them for a career as a professional pilot. Specific duties of a helicopter flight instructor include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing a training plan that meets the needs and goals of each student.
  • Providing pre-flight briefings to students, including covering aircraft systems, flight planning, and emergency procedures.
  • Conducting and administering ground school and flight training sessions, including demonstrating procedures, and evaluating students’ knowledge, skills, and techniques to provide constructive feedback and guidance to students.
  • Monitoring students’ Ground School and Flight progress and adjusting the training plan as needed.
  • Ensuring that students are booking their flight times and rescheduling as needed to meet the requirements of the training program.
  • Maintaining accurate records of student progress and performance.
  • Ensuring that students meet the necessary Transport Canada requirements for solo flights, cross-country flights, exams, and other milestones in the training program.
  • Providing post-flight debriefings to students, including reviewing the flight and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Maintaining the safety and security of the training environment as per regulations and company policy.
  • Keeping up to date with industry developments and incorporating new techniques and technologies into training programs.


  • Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence
  • Transport Canada or ICAO Flight Instructor Rating
  • Transport Canada Class 1 Medical
  • Flight Instrument Rating
  • Radio Operator Licence
  • RH44 Rating
  • EC120 Rating


  • Flight Experience: A minimum of 1,000 total flight hours, including at least 700 hours as a helicopter pilot-in-command (PIC) and a minimum of 100 hours of instructional flight time.
  • Cross-Country Experience: At least 50 hours of cross-country flight experience as a helicopter pilot-in-command (PIC).
  • Night Flying Experience: A minimum of 10 hours of night flight experience, including at least 5 hours as a helicopter pilot-in-command (PIC).
  • Instrument Flight Experience: If the candidate possesses an Instrument Rating, a minimum of 25 hours of actual or simulated instrument flight time is required.
  • Ground Instruction Experience: Possessing 7 to 10 years of proven expertise in delivering comprehensive ground instruction on subjects including aviation regulations, helicopter aerodynamics, flight planning, and meteorology.
  • Strong Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively convey complex concepts and instructions to students with varying levels of experience. Interpersonal
  • Skills: The ability to work well with others, establish rapport with students, and provide constructive feedback in a supportive and professional manner.
  • Problem Solving and Decision-Making Skills: The ability to identify potential issues, assess risk, and make sound decisions under pressure to ensure the safety of both the instructor and their students.
  • Organizational Skills: The ability to plan, schedule, and manage training sessions, including preparing lesson plans, coordinating with other instructors, and maintaining accurate student records.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility: The ability to adapt teaching methods to suit the individual needs and learning styles of each student, as well as adjust to changing weather conditions, schedules, and

Additional Requirements

  • Willing to relocate.
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Criminal record check.


  • Health benefits, Dental plan, and Disability benefits.
  • Financial benefits include Bonus, Life insurance, and Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP).
  • Other benefits such as Free parking available, Paid time off, and Team building opportunities.

How to Apply

Please include proof of the requested certifications in your application.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 403-286-4601 or info@lrhelicopters.ca.