Chief Pilot

HeliSpirit is a leading helicopter company with its head office located in Kununurra and a further 10 satellite bases throughout the Kimberley, Pilbara, and Goldfields in WA and in the Northern Territory. We proudly provide charter, contract and tourism services with our extensive fleet of over 25 aircraft including AS350, B206, B206(L), R66, R44 and R22 types.

HeliSpirit is seeking a Chief Pilot who is a positive and safety focused leader to join our team, now in its 37th year of operation. This is a pivotal role in a well-respected helicopter Company which provides a range of services and has potential for substantial further growth.

The Chief Pilot provides regulatory and procedural leadership and guidance to the Company and its team of pilots, ensuring compliance, training and operational goals are achieved, as well as being a great mentor and facilitator to develop the team of highly capable pilots. We are seeking a Chief Pilot who can expand on existing opportunities, share ideas and expertise for continuous improvement.

HeliSpirit offers a great work-life balance and this opportunity will suit you if you are looking for adventure and the lifestyle that the iconic Kimberley can provide. Kununurra is a great place to live for both individuals and families.  It has two good schools to choose from and a strong sense of community.

The Role:

  • Responsible to the Accountable Manager for all helicopter flight operations in accordance with legal, client and CASA requirements
  • Lead the pilot team by example to implement the highest standards of professionalism, safety and compliance through all aspects of flight and ground operations
  • Participate in the identification of risks;
  • Facilitate and lead the company’s rigorous system of pilot recurrency, checking and training
  • Maintain all relevant administration, rostering, safety and licensing systems to the highest of standards
  • Lead and support the flight operations team and work closely with senior management to develop and implement future growth plans

Essential Qualifications / Experience

  • Previous experience in a management role
  • Proficient knowledge of the Australian Civil Aviation Regulations and Orders
  • Australian CPL(H)
    • 3000+ hours total helicopter experience
    • 1500+ hours Pilot In Command (PIC)
    • 500+ hours turbine
    • B206 Endorsement
    • R44 Endorsement
    • Low-level Rating
    • Bush experience including confined area landings and low-level operations
  • Good written and organisation skills
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Current Class 1 Australian Medical

Desirable Requirements

  • IFR or night experience
  • Twin engine experience
  • Instructor rating
  • AS350 Endorsement
  • Sling load experience
  • HUET
  • CRM
  • First Aid Certificate

What we offer you:

HeliSpirit aims to provide all of our employees with a positive and rewarding work environment. We offer employees opportunities to learn and grow with the Company. On top of this we offer:

  • Personal development opportunities to grow in a diverse, inclusive company
  • A great team culture
  • A competitive salary based on experience with salary sacrifice / salary packaging benefits
  • An Employee Assistance Program


How to apply

If you would like further information, or to apply for this role, please email resume including a cover letter and Flight Crew Licence to 

Narelle Smith (Executive Assistant)

Closing date

Monday, 31 May 2021

Work type

Full time


Kununurra, WA