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Aviation Career Technical Education (CTE) Instructor

Plymouth, IN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $30 Hourly
  • Part-Time
Job Description

Description:  AlphaFlight is seeking an instructor to teach a high school Aviation Flight class in support of our contract with the North Central Area Vocational Cooperative. The person hired for this position will teach high school juniors a “pilot-centric” course at the Plymouth Municipal Airport (C65), that exposes them to the many different paths to being a career pilot as well as Private Pilot ground school.  NOTE: This job may be applied for in conjunction with the same position at the South Bend International Airport that meets in the morning.

Compensation: $30 per hour.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 1230-1500, August - June (school year); days off: follows school calendar.

Hiring Requirements:

  • Twenty-one years of age
  • High School Diploma (college degree preferred)
  • Hold a current FAA Advanced Ground Instructor and/or Certified Flight Instructor certificate
  • Have at least: two years of experience as an AGI or CFI or  4,000 hours total time as PIC/SIC in a Part 121 or Part 135 operation or have served as a military pilot and have at least an AGI, to meet the requirements for an Indiana Workplace Specialist I License, or hold an Indiana Teachers License.
  • Occupational experience verified by letters from current/former employers to include:
    • Job title and duties
    • Hours worked per week
    • Submitted on company letterhead
    • Name and title of employer
    • Start/end dates
  • Pass an AlphaFlight HR interview
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Have a dedication towards excellence
  • Have an enthusiastic and engaging attitude toward instruction
  • Work well with high school aged students


Post-Hire Requirements:

  • If not licensed to teach in Indiana, you will apply for an Initial Workplace Specialist I (WS I) License under the guidance of our Teacher of Record
    • Receive annual CPR Training
    • Receive Suicide Prevention Training
  • Convert to a Workplace Specialist II License
    • Complete Ball State University 14-unit online course
    • Complete a Professional Development Plan
    • Pass the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) exam
  • Random drug and alcohol screening program


  • Teach Private Pilot ground school, drawing on AlphaFlight’s and your own lesson plans, in conjunction with Sporty’s online ground school lessons, and utilizing PowerPoint, whiteboards and props
  • Take daily attendance
  • Assist students in applying for dual-credit
  • Administer quizzes and tests
  • Submit grades
  • Arrange field trips
  • Arrange guest speakers
  • Monitor student's progress in the Sporty's course
  • Conduct fun and engaging activities that teach/reinforce aviation concepts


This is a very unique part-time (2.5 hours per school day) opportunity teaching aviation to high school juniors during the school year.  The students enrolled in our Aviation Flight program are from twelve area high schools and meet at the Plymouth Municipal Airport (C65) every school day as part of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.  These students also receive five hours, each, of simulator and flight time, high school credits and dual-credits with Ivy Tech Community College.

Primary focus is on the Private Pilot ground school but this is geared toward exposing students to the many and varied opportunities out there as a pilot and to get them excited about it as a career option.

Our classroom overlooks the ramp, taxiway and runway environment and offers great views of arriving and departing traffic.  Three large-screen HDMI monitors and white board allow for easy presentation of material.

Class comes to a stop when a military or civilian helicopter, homebuilt, antique or corporate jet arrive, to go outside and check it out.  Many pilots of these aircraft gladly take the time to talk to the class about the aircraft they fly, how they got started in aviation and the path they took to get to where they are at now.

The instructor should be able to incorporate fun activities like building balsa wood, rubber band-powered, airplanes, model rockets, etc., into the curriculum.

Simulator lessons and flights are conducted during class time at the Plymouth Airport by AlphaFlight CFI's.

If you are not a licensed teacher in Indiana, this position allows for occupational experience as a professional pilot or ground instructor to qualify.  As long as you can document that you have worked in the career field for a minimum of two years, it should be very easy to receive a Workplace Specialist License.  We will help you in the process to become fully certified.

Contact us with any questions at or 574.914.4455.



Plymouth, IN



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