Instructor Trainee

KF Aerospace - Portage la Prairie, MB (12 months ago)

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Be the best. Train the Best.

Are you looking to start your flying career while earning a respectable income? Are you interested in pursuing a civilian Flight Instructor Rating, gaining further training and flying hours yet not incurring further debt? Do you think you would enjoy providing instruction to Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) student pilots?

If this sounds like the perfect dream job for you, here’s your opportunity to make it a reality! KF Aerospace is looking for qualified Commercial Pilots who are willing to take part in an exceptional and innovative training program!

You Have Control!

Our Flight Training Unit (FTU) is distinctive in that we are the only FTU in Canada to employ civilian flight instructors to provide instruction to military student pilots.

Launch Your Career

As an Instructor Trainee with KF Aerospace you can start a rewarding career with a team of people who are passionate about their craft. The position starts at $40,000.00 annually with regular performance and wage reviews.

Job Overview

Become an Instructor Trainee and contribute to Canada’s future Air Force! KF proudly supports the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) by providing state-of-the-art pilot training in Southport, MB. Our aircraft include the G120A Grob, the King Air C-90B, the Bell 206 Jet Ranger and the Bell 412. We use cutting-edge software, full motion simulators, four fleets of aircraft, a dedicated aerodrome and support facilities. Our uniqueness provides our staff with a sense of pride and distinctiveness by contributing to Canada’s future Air Force and we look forward to you joining our team!

The Training Program

Stage One:

  • As the Instructor Trainee, you’ll be required to obtain your Transport Canada (TC) Class IV Instructor Rating in approximately five months
  • This is a full time, salaried role working on-site with our Class I instructional staff
  • KF will cover the fees for your instructor rating, however, you’ll be required to sign a training bond with us

Stage Two:

  • The second stage will commence with the TC Class IV Instructor providing training to civilian students as a means towards upgrading to a TC Class III Instructor

Stage Three:

  • The third stage will commence with military instructional training followed by full time employment as a Phase I Grob Instructor, providing student pilot training for the RCAF


Class IV Instructor Trainee Duties:

  • Participate in the training program consisting of self-study, preparatory ground instruction preparation, ground school and flight training with TC Class I Flight Instructor in accordance (IAW) CARS
  • Successfully obtain a TC Class IV Instructor rating IAW the established FTU Training Course Outline (TCO), TC written exam and TC Class IV Flight Test
  • Working outside normal business hours will be required

Class IV Instructor Duties:

  • Work closely with TC Class I Flight Instructor to ensure Private Pilot training is IAW with the CARS
  • Participate in weekly meetings and progress testing with the CFI
  • Instruct and monitor training towards the issuance of a Private Pilot License
  • Working outside normal business hours will be required


  • Grade 12 graduate or equivalent
  • TC Class I Medical
  • TC Commercial Pilots License
  • Bilingual (English/French) an asset
  • Minimum 200 hours Total Flight Time


  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be prepared to travel when required
  • Must be able to successfully complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening and a Police Record Check conducted by RCMP
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a PSPC (Public Services and Procurement Canada) clearance
  • Knowledge of aviation/military terminology an asset
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Able to work productively in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to maintain effective communication with staff, students and military colleagues
  • Strong interest to develop into a professional instructor


  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Health Spending Account
  • Disability, Critical Illness, and Life Insurance
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Employee Pension
  • Personal Time Off and much more

The City of Portage la Prairie:

Located in the Central Plains region of Manitoba surrounding the peaceful Crescent Lake and near to the picturesque Assiniboine River, Portage la Prairie boasts a relaxed environment perfect for all ages. It is situated 25 kilometers south of beautiful Lake Manitoba, ideal for year-round activities.

One of Portage la Prairie’s most popular attractions is the Community Walkway. The paved trail can be used for walking, running, cycling, roller blading and skateboarding. Island Park is a major part of the community. Stride Place, a multiplex recreational center is located here as well as a summer Splash Park, tennis courts, and Mayfair Farms which offers a variety of seasonal local produce. The William Glesby Centre, located in the city centre, provides a professional theatre and houses the local Arts Centre.

Residents are extremely proud of their education system, offering nine public schools, a private school and a campus associated with the Red River College. Portage la Prairie also offers a variety of health care services, including a city hospital.

Being an easily commutable hour from Winnipeg, many of our employees choose to live in the exciting & culturally vibrant city of Winnipeg while working in Southport. Winnipeg is a multicultural metropolis with a population of around 700,000. It is the core cultural and economic center of the Winnipeg Capital Region, which is home to more than half of the entire population of Manitoba.


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Job Types: Full-time, Permanent