Chief Pilot

  • Recruiter: Aviation Job Search
  • Sector: Rotary Pilots
  • Job Type: Full time


An exciting new vacancy is available with Luviair UK Ltd (“Luviair”) for a Chief Pilot.

Job Description

The Chief Pilot will be an integral part of Luviair’s new AOC, with principal operational bases on the Isle of Man, South of France and Mallorca.

Tours on the Isle of Man will take place in the Summer, from May to September, primarily in the lead Robinson R44 helicopter.

The alternative winter operating base will be from Cannes Mandelieu airfield in the South of France and Son Bonnet Mallorca, with options for further flying around Europe.

As with any start-up operation the scope of the operation and the schedule is open to variation, and we welcome and expect the input of the Chief Pilot in this.

There will be the opportunity to provide safety pilot support services to our VIP clients.There will also be opportunities for involvement with deck crew training onboard heli-capable yachts with live helicopter exercises in the Spring and early Autumn.

You will be an active post-holder, and as such will have to comply with the UK CAA’s requirements for the post, and respect the responsibilities associated with it.

You will become part of our existing team, benefiting from peer support across the Luviair family with a huge wealth of experience equipping you with the tools and perfect environment for personal development and job satisfaction.

An attractive package is on offer and will be discussed at the Skype interview stage.

The Person

  • Highly flexible, demonstrates a positive approach and business minded
  • Well-presented and friendly, understanding the importance of delivering the highest level of customer service
  • Strong communication and decision making skills to ensure a satisfactory and enjoyable experience for our highly valued clients

This is an opportunity with unique challenges, as such we are looking for the person who fits with our vision and wants to grow along with the company driving that growth from the start, and not just the applicant who ticks the boxes. The below are minimum requirements and should not be viewed as the sole indication of who we are seeking to employ.

Minimum Requirements:

  • EASA CPL (H)
  • EASA FI Unrestricted
  • EASA Class 1 Medical
  • R44 Type Rating with good general Robinson experience
  • A Turbine type rating


  • 1400 total rotary hours
  • H125 Type Rating + 15 hours on type
  • French and/or Spanish speaker
  • Certificates; Dangerous Goods, Fire , First Aid, CRM
  • Has completed the Robinson Safety course

The Isle of Man

Work-life balance takes on a new meaning in the Isle of Man, with 86% of residents rating their quality of life as ‘excellent’. An average commute time of 20 minutes, 32 unspoilt beaches and over 95 miles of epic coastline to explore means you can go from office to open spaces in a matter of minutes, leaving more time to enjoy the important things in life. Recently voted the best place in the British Isles to live, it is incredibly safe, with excellent education providers.

With personal tax rates among the lowest in Europe at 20%, 0% capital gains tax and 0% Stamp Duty, the Island is a truly rewarding place for both businesses and individuals.

Get in Touch

If you are as excited about this opportunity as we are, we want to hear from you. You can apply in the strictest confidence up to the closing date on 7th August.

Your application should include in one document:

  • Up-to-date concise CV
  • Motivational letter
  • Current notice period
  • Licence held including all rotary type ratings and relevant flight hours

The Process

A short list of applicants will be invited to complete a short video interview before successful

candidates are invited to a personal interview with the director.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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