Spirit Airlines

  • Base Chief Pilot

    Job Locations US-FL-Orlando
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(12/3/2018 10:21 AM)
    Requisition Number
    # of Openings
    Flight Operations
  • Overview

    The Base Chief Pilot provides superior leadership and support to Spirit Airline Pilots. They ensure satisfactory performance of assigned staff members including: Base First Officers and Captains. The Base Chief Pilot will monitor Spirit line operations for safety and compliance.


    • Assists in formulating the planning of future flights, routes, contracts, operations and new equipment, crew bases and new stations.
    • Is responsible to assist in the selection of flight personnel for advancement and upgrading IAW Company policy and FAA requirements.
    • Maintains responsibility with the System Chief Pilot to assist in developing and maintaining SOPs to ensure the safe operations of the Airline.
    • Remains qualified on at least one type of Company aircraft, and flies when directed by the Company.
    • Completes all other duties assigned by the System Chief Pilot. When delegated by the VP Flight Operations, exercises operational control of the Airline.
    • Assist System Chief Pilot in labor strategy and management of ALPA labor agreements for flight ops to achieve CBA compliance, productivity and workforce commitment.
    • Assist Flight Ops team to continuously improve processes, lower costs, reduce defects and improve workforce commitment.
    • Monitors Spirit line operations for safety and compliance. 
    • May perform other responsibilities as assigned. Responsibilities and duties may change due to operational needs. 


    • Fly and serve as a crewmember for extended duty all hours of the day.
    • On call 24/7 and utilize an iphone for extended periods of time.
    • College degree required or equivalent knowledge.
    • An airline transport pilot certificate with appropriate ratings for at least one of the airplanes used in the certificate holder's operation.
    • Excellent communication skills. 
    • Previous management experience desirable.
    • Previous experience as a line check/sim check airman desirable.

    *Please be advised that you will be asked to complete a required assessment to be considered for this position. This assessment will be emailed to you after you apply. Please be sure to check your Spam folder and/or junk mail if you do not receive it.*


    We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to our team members including medical, dental, STD, LTD, life insurance, 401(k), paid time off, travel benefits and much more. We strive to maintain a professional, yet friendly environment and promote professional and career development for our team members.

    EEOC Statement

    Spirit Airlines is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other applicable employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a workplace free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation because of age, sex (including pregnancy), race, national origin, disability, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.


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