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Organization: The Sanborn Map Company, Inc.
Title: Pilot
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-09-08

Position Description:

The pilot operates aircraft to fly aerial photo missions in support of mapping and LiDAR projects. As Pilot in Command of the aircraft, the pilot directs onboard crew to ensure safe and efficient acquisition missions. Responsibilities include performing flight operations within schedule and budget; coordinating with authorities to obtain flight permission/clearance within restricted or Class B airspace; maintaining flight records; and advising supervisor of any equipment maintenance requirements or safety concerns.

The pilot is responsible for determining the aircraft is in an airworthy condition prior to flight and operating the assigned aircraft. The PIC is directly responsible for the safety of any passengers, crew, and cargo. The decision regarding whether a flight may be safely completed rests with the PIC, who is the final authority regarding operation of the Sanborn aircraft. The PIC must comply with the Flight Operations Manual directives and FAA regulations.

• Coordinate flight plans.
• Perform flight operations as required by projects within schedule and budget.
• Maintain records of flights.
• Prepare and submit reports (pilot logs, dailies, expense reports, timecards, etc.) in an accurate and timely fashion.
• Coordinate with appropriate authorities in obtaining flight permission/clearance.
• Maintain required FAA certifications.
• Assist with training of new pilots and others as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned.

• High School diploma or equivalent. Preferred Associates of Science in Aviation or equivalent experience.


• Minimum of 800 hours total flying time. 400 as pilot in command.
• Preferred minimum of 100 hours MEL to be considered to operate multi-engine aircraft.
• Proficiency with computers and software.

• Active commercial pilot’s license.
• IFR Rating.
• 1st class medical certification from FAA.

• Approval from chief pilot and acceptance/insurability by Sanborn’s aviation carrier.
• Successful completion of initial drug screen and subsequent drug screens.
• Successful completion of a background check, including driving record.
• Ground and flight training required in make and model of designated aircraft.
• Ability to provide flight training in designated make and model to staff pilots.
• Valid passport and ability to travel anywhere in North America.

Sanborn offers a comprehensive health and wellness program which includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, holiday, PTO, EAP, disability and life insurance benefits.

TO APPLY: Visit our website: www.Sanborn.com to apply for this position. Sanborn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.