Pilot Instructor - Simulator Instructor (NSLI)
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description

Are you looking for a new kind of career journey? When you come onboard at Sun Country Airlines, you're joining an experienced team of employees who work hard every day to be the first choice for leisure travelers, charters, and cargo operations across the country. We are a fast-growing, dynamic airline, and we would love to have you join us!

Sun Country Airlines is hiring a Pilot Instructor - Non-Sonority List Instructor (NSLI) Contractor to instruct pilots in-flight procedures and techniques and for prepare them for validations and evaluations.

Pilot Instructor - NSLI Overview:

The Non-Sonority List Instructor (NSLI) Contractor conducts task and line oriented training in Full Flight Simulators and Flight Training Devices for Sun Country Airlines line pilots. Provides instruction and certifies completion of modules within the flight training segment of the Sun Country Qualification and Continuing Qualification curricula. Develops and prepares module outlines, study materials, and instructional techniques as dictated by curriculum and pilot needs.

Essential roles and responsibilities of a Pilot Instructor Non-Sonority List Instructor (NSLI) Contractor:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of being an airline pilot including but not limited to: Pilot in Command and Second in Command duties, roles & responsibilities; Expectations for professionalism, leadership, decision making; Crew Resource and Threat and Error Management; Sun Country company policies and available resources
  • Regularly solicit attendees for honest feedback on course critiques
  • Present an organized briefing and lead substantive, interactive discussions
  • Closely adhere to approved curricula and allotted time slots for each instructional module;
  • Manage classroom and training resources; Set-up and breakdown of presentation materials (power point, manuals, white-boards, handouts, etc.)
  • Continually demonstrate ability to train and evaluate pilot performance in all phases of flight, including during normal and non-normal situations.
  • Embrace diverse people, thinking and styles
  • Make safety and security, of self and others, the priority
  • Observe pilots' actions and reactions during the training events to ensure integration of classroom and pre-briefing instruction
  • Provide a thorough de-brief to the students on their development at the completion of each of the modules.

Qualifications and Education Requirements of a Pilot Instructor Non-Sonority List Instructor (NSLI) Contractor

  • Ability to travel 50%
  • Must have served as a Captain at a 14 CFR Part 121 Certified Air Carrier
  • Must have a minimum of 3,000 TT and 1,000 as Pilot in Command)
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Applicant should be familiar with technology required for the job including, but not limited to:
    • Use of Apple iPad tablet to access instructor syllabus and briefing materials, navigational charts, operating manuals, periodic bulletins, turbulence charts, etc.
    • Establishing internet or cell data connections to access company information and schedules.
    • Use of Power Point, email, and email folders
  • The NSLI will be subject to initial, periodic, and random performance reviews both as a pilot and as an instructor during Initial and Continuing Qualification training
  • This is a safety sensitive position
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered

These qualifications are a PLUS!

  • Simulator Instructor, Simulator Check Airman, or Aircrew Program Designee experience at a 14 CFR Part 121 Certified Air Carrier within the last 24 months
  • B737 type rating and line pilot experience
  • Sun Country pilot experience

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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