Job Description  (AS OF: 092917)


Job Summary

The Co-pilot shall assist the Captain in the management of the flight and flying the aircraft in accordance with the directions of the Captain. The Co-pilot may carry out take-offs and landings under the authority of the Captain and shall take over control in the event of Captain Incapacitation. This is also a management position. It is expected and required to be occupied by a person of exceptional leadership skills.


Primary Job Duties and Resp. (Essential Functions)

The Co-pilot must maintain high standards of flying proficiency and conduct, which reflect confidence in Travelers Aviation.


  • The most important duty of the Co-pilot is to be assertive; to bring to the attention of the
  • Captain any point of concern.
  • Readiness to assume Command and Captain duties, if necessary.
  • The Co-pilot must be proactive in the identification of operational problems.
  • Under the direction of the Captain the Co-Pilot must further delegate tasks to maintenance personnel and outside vendors.
  • Promptly advising the Captain of any flight procedure error, deviation or any occurrence, which may adversely affect the operation or safety of the flight.
  • The Aviation department Flight Manual lists ten specific items for which he/she is responsible; i.e. aircraft preflight, reviewing trip documents, and maintaining a ‘readiness to assume command’, if necessary, at all times.
  • Ensuring the Trip sheet, Trip book, Maintenance Logbook, Navigational Charts, Flight Plan and Credit Cards are on board the aircraft.
  • The Co-pilot is required to maintain training currency in areas such as flight, egress, CPR, defibrillator, international operations, OSHA requirements, water survival and other training is to be performed periodically, on time and as scheduled.
  • Once a year will take an FAA First or Second Class Medical Examination and provide a copy of that to be included in their individual flight department record.
  • In addition to flight duties this individual can expect to be assigned collateral duties and may be asked to participate in other duties and projects by the Chief Pilot or Director of Aviation.



Minimum Requirements

  • Will have a minimum of 2,000 hours of pilot time in turbine equipment comparable to or exceeding the weight classification of the equipment being operated of which 300 hours must have been actual instrument time flown.
  • Will have had a minimum of 300 hours as pilot in airplanes (weighing more than 12,000 pounds for fixed-wing operations) or helicopters as applicable during the past two years.
  • Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate “with English Proficient” endorsement, Airplane, Multi-Engine, Land or Rotorcraft-Helicopter (as applicable).
  • Will have no major violations or legal enforcements recorded with the FAA.
  • Must be able to operate a Gulfstream G450 and Gulfstream G550.



Preferred Education, Work Experience and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • The crew qualifications listed below for Co-pilot may be revised on an individual basis by management.
  • Working as a team will be the primary philosophy on every trip.
  • Once a year will take an FAA First or Second Class Medical Examination and provide a copy of that to be included in their individual flight department record.


NOTE: Job descriptions are not intended to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job, but are intended to accurately reflect principal job elements.

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