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Employment Opportunities and Independent Contractor Assignments - Accelerated Aviation Training - YVR Airport Training Centre

We own the exclusive publishing rights to the "Culhane" line of training manuals, Canada's leading aviation training course manuals and referenced exam manuals for all levels of fixed wing and rotary wing licences and ratings, from student pilot through to ATPL. In terms of total consolidated sales, we have now sold over 100,000 copies of our training texts, and since the inception of our business in 1988, there have been tens of thousands of pilots that have used our publications to help them succeed on their written examinations and flight tests. We have a fixed base of operations near the main terminal complex at YVR International Airport in Richmond, BC, where we warehouse/inventory, ship and distribute our training manuals to flying schools, flying clubs and to individuals worldwide, and where we also offer accelerated ground schools for Canadian aviation exams, flight simulator instruction, one-to-one exam prep tutoring, and a pilot shop. We are a dynamic, growing, 100% British Columbia owned and operated business and we will need people to work with us as we expand in the coming months and years ahead.

We are not presently recruiting but we are always pleased to accept resumes to keep on file for future recruitment purposes. We thank you in advance if you send us your resume and we will let you know should we resume recruiting activities.

The positions at our firm are as follows:

English to French Translation and Proofreading Services. Duties for this position include proofreading our French aviation training publications authored by Michael J. Culhane, ATPL BSC BA LLB so as to improve the quality of our works in terms of our French grammer, word usage and overall readability of our French. Essentially you will be reviewing our French translations so as to improve them. Persons having the following qualifications will meet our requirements:

  • Native French speaker as your mother tongue, either French Canadian or International French is acceptable
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Pilot licence to at least the Commercial Pilot level, whether to Canadian standards or based on any recognized international ICAO based licence from a French speaking nation, with preference being given to those having a Canadian licence and preference will also be given to those having a higher licence such as an ATPL
  • Thorough and complete knowledge of all of our available Culhane aviation training publications.
  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with French Canadian aviation terminology as found in government sources such as La loi sur l'aéronautique, Le règlement de l'aviation canadien (RAC), Manuel d'information aéronautique de Transports Canada (AIM de TC), Manuel de météorologie du commandement aérien, Manuel de pilotage de TC, Guides d'étude et de référence de TC etc. Preference will be given to candidates that are well versed in the terminology used in these sources.
  • Preference will be given to those having some form of higher education e.g. college/university education would be helpful.
  • You will be provided with a printed, hard-copy, bilingual English-French draft version of our work and you will be revising/editing our work with word processing software and saving the finished version to disc and thereafter, reporting to us so as to indicate the changes you recommend.
  • By providing proofreading services as per this request you are not entitled to any form of proprietary rights or claims to copyright: we remain the exclusive legal copyright holders of our works whether in English or French and you must agree to this in advance before commencing any assignments - we will give honourable mention to you and acknowledgement of your services in our acknowledgements page of our text(s)

The fees that we will pay for your services are negotiable and will be agreed upon in advance. This position is on a "contract for services rendered" basis (there is no employer - employee relationship).

Counter Salesperson. Duties for this position include completing debit card, credit card and cash retail sales transactions, taking telephone orders, advising customers on our available aviation training products, keeping track of store inventory, keeping our product displays/racks etc. neat and organized, and scheduling student bookings for our exam preparation seminars and flight simulator bookings. Persons having the following qualifications will meet our requirements:

  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant/permanent resident.
  • Available to work weekdays and/or weekends.
  • Previous aviation related sales experience preferred, in particular, preference will be given to those having familiarity and experience with selling aviation related products such as pilot supplies, aircraft models, aviation books and/or flight school booking counter, airline dispatch experience etc.
  • Active hobby or other interest in aviation as recreational/private/student pilot or aircraft modeller/aircraft spotter would be an asset.
  • Education: high school graduate.
  • Thorough and complete knowledge of our available aviation training products, services and publications.
  • Good working with people, polite and well groomed.

The starting pay we offer for this position is $15.00 per hour.

Aviation Retail Store Manager. Duties for this position include all duties of counter salesperson as above, and additionally as follows: the overall supervision of our pilot shop/retail store operation, inventory control, dealing with aviation products suppliers and ordering aviation products as necessary, making recommendations as to products we should carry and what inventory levels should be kept on hand, handling customer enquiries including giving detailed product information to customers about aviation training products, training and supervision of retail sales staff, scheduling retail sales staff hours, reporting to us as appropriate and advising us of improvements that we can make to maximize the overall profitablity of our operation.

  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant/permanent resident.
  • Available to work weekdays and/or weekends.
  • Direct experience in managing an aviation products retail store is important, in particular, preference will be given to those having strong and current knowledge of the Canadian aviation training products market including Canadian pilot training manuals, aircraft models (diecast and desktop), aviation technical/maintenance manuals, good knowledge of various aviation licences issued and of pilot training standards in general.
  • Education: at least high school graduation; preference will be given to those with higher formal education e.g. college diploma, trade certificate, university degree.
  • Thorough and complete knowledge of our available aviation training products, services and publications.
  • Good working with people, polite and well groomed.

The starting pay we offer for this position is $20.00 per hour.

Flight Simulator Instructor. Duties for this position include providing instrument flying training and/or multi-engine procedures training on our ATC-810 flight simulator, completing appropriate pre and post flight briefings for simulator training sessions, and billing customers for payment following training sessions. Persons having the following qualifications will meet our requirements:

  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant/permanent resident.
  • Current Class I, II or III Canadian Flight Instructor Rating with current, valid Group 1 Instrument Rating.
  • 1,000 hrs minimum total flight time.
  • 500 hrs minimum total multi-engine flight time.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of the ATC-810 flight simulator systems and its operating features and procedures.
  • Minimum of at least 10 pilots previously recommended for successful completion of Group 1 Instrument Rating.
  • Familiarity and good knowledge of our available training products and publications.
  • Completion of formal education to first year university or college level.
  • Good working with people, polite and well groomed.

The starting pay we offer for this position is $25.00 per hour based on flight simulator revenue generating time, $20.00 per hour based on pre/post flight briefings.

Fixed Wing Ground School Instructor - Private and Commercial Licences. Duties for this position include providing one-to-one ground school and accelerated weekend exam prep seminars for purposes of preparing candidates for Transport Canada Private Pilot and/or Commercial Pilot - Aeroplane written examinations. Persons having the following qualifications will meet our requirements:

  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant/permanent resident.
  • Available to work weekdays, evenings and/or weekends.
  • 500 hrs minimum total flight time.
  • 100 hrs minimum total multi-engine flight time.
  • Group 1 Instrument Rating held within past 3 years.
  • Class I, II, III or IV Flight Instructor Rating held within past 3 years.
  • Minimum of at least 1 year full time teaching experience as a flight instructor with a flight training unit.
  • Detailed knowledge of our available training products and publications.
  • Completion of formal education to first year university or college level.
  • Good working with people, polite and well groomed.
  • Experience teaching PPL/CPL ground schools.

The starting pay we offer for this position is $25.00 per hour.

Fixed Wing Ground School Instructor - Advanced Licences/Ratings. Duties for this position include providing one-to-one ground school and accelerated weekend exam prep seminars for purposes of preparing candidates for Transport Canada Instrument Rating, ATPL and IATRA written examinations. Persons having the following qualifications will meet our requirements:

  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant/permanent resident.
  • Available to work weekdays, evenings and/or weekends.
  • 3,000 hrs minimum total flight time.
  • 1,000 hrs minimum total multi-engine flight time.
  • Group 1 Instrument Rating held within past 3 years.
  • Thorough and complete knowledge of our available training products and publications.
  • Completion of formal education to first year university or college level.
  • Good working with people, polite and well groomed.
  • Aviation teaching experience would be an asset i.e. current or previously held Flight Instructor Rating, chief pilot/check pilot examiner experience, air operator ground instructor etc.

The starting pay we offer for this position is $30.00 per hour.

Helicopter Pilot Ground School Instructor - Private and Commercial Helicopter Licences. Duties for this position include providing one-to-one ground school and accelerated weekend exam prep seminars for purposes of preparing candidates for Transport Canada Private Pilot and/or Commercial Pilot - Helicopter (PPHEL/CPHEL) written examinations. Persons having the following qualifications will meet our requirements:

  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant/permanent resident.
  • Available to work weekdays, evenings and/or weekends.
  • 500 hrs minimum total flight time.
  • 1000 hrs minimum total helicopter flight time.
  • Minimum of at least 1 year full time teaching experience as a flight instructor with a flight training unit.
  • Detailed knowledge of our available helicopter training products/services and publications.
  • Good working with people, polite and well groomed.
  • Experience teaching PPL-H/CPL-H ground schools.

The starting pay we offer for this position is $30.00 per hour.

 

If you meet or exceed our qualifications in relation to any of the above positions we would be pleased to keep your resume on file for future recruitment purposes. Please mail/FAX/email your current resume along with an introductory covering letter to:

ATTN: Personnel Dept.
Accelerated Aviation Training
Unit 130 - 5980 Miller Road
YVR International Airport
Richmond BC V7B 1K2

FAX 604-279-0161

Email: info@acceleratedaviation.com

We will review all applications we receive and the best qualified applicants will be contacted and offered an interview when we re-convene our recruitment program. No phone calls or visits please. We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Our thanks in advance to those who reply.

 

 

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