Forest Protection Limited
Other (General aviation)
Canada | N. America
During the on season (April-September), the Chief Pilot will support the DFO with the following activities:
Liaise with internal and external personnel to ensure aircraft and pilots operate safely.
Monitor daily flight activities to ensure they are conducted in accordance with FPL instructions.
Coordinate required pilot training programs and maintain pilot records.
Prepare written examinations and training syllabus for personnel knowledge.
Perform competently on FPL aircraft to establish procedures to operate such equipment.
Conduct flights to support operations when office-work permits.
Ensure that work, professional development, and performance appraisals are completed for themselves and subordinates annually in a timely manner.
Ensure that personnel are adhering to safety policies; issue notices to flight crew as required.
Supervise flight crew: includes paperwork approval, and tracking duty/rest periods, etc.
Respond to emergencies and provide assistance and coordination as per the Emergency Response Manual.
Assume any other responsibilities delegated by the DFO
During the off season (October-March), the Chief Pilot will support the DFO with the following activities:
Maintain and update documents, including Standard Operating Procedures, Manuals, and develop new documents, if required.
Contribute to budget building
Remain current on developments in the field of forest protection and fire suppression by attending meetings/seminars and other information exchanges, reading published literature and reviewing pre-published material at colleagues' request, periodic training, familiarization with relevant technology, etc.
Use existing company resources and research to identify changes in the aviation industry, including aviation law and regulations, to recommend modifications to current company policies and procedures.
Forest Protection Limited (FPL) is the largest 702 aerial operator in eastern Canada. Since our incorporation in 1952, it has been our mandate to preserve and protect the forests that sustain our ecosystems, communities, and economies. We are a global leader in full-spectrum forest health management. FPL helps forest practitioners preserve and promote forest health through aerial firefighting, collaborative research & development, training, and aerial work. Our unique set of specializations allows us to better champion forest stewardship.
We proudly tell the story of preserving and protecting forests, our longstanding legacy, and our role as leaders in forest health. We are a voice for the forest industry, and we help citizens understand the complex business of aerial firefighting and forestry management practices. As industry leaders, we tell the story of innovation, professionalism, and safety within the aerial work industry.
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