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    Ypsilanti, MI 48198

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Flight Follower

Kalitta Air LLC • Ypsilanti, MI

Posted 2 months ago

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Job Description

Flight Followers are delegated the authority for operational control by the Director of Operations and exercise operational control jointly with the PIC.
Flight Followers prepare and distribute domestic and international Flight Releases, runway analysis, and weather data in accordance with existing policies and procedures, in support of scheduled, chartered, and ad-hoc flights.
The highest priority of each Flight Follower is the safety of flight.
  • Monitors the status of all planned flights (scheduled, chartered, or ad hoc), and flights in progress from the point of origin to final destination (flight following);
  • Releases flights in accordance with all Kalitta Air applicable policies, procedures and regulatory requirements;
  • Collects and disseminates weather and aeronautical information to the PIC by preparing Flight Operations paperwork;
  • Ensures all ground handling, deicing, fuel, landing/departure slots, and landing/overfly permits are in order before releasing a flight;
  • Identifies, anticipates, and takes corrective action to minimize actual/potential delays due to weather, scheduling, operations, crew legality, and maintenance issues;
  • Advises appropriate personnel of potential/actual delays and conditions affecting safety of flight;
  • Coordinates with Maintenance Control to ensure aircraft status will permit the intended operation to be conducted safely and in accordance with applicable ATC, government laws, and International policies;
  • Ensures that MEL/CDL limitations or restrictions are evaluated and complied with;
  • Determines airport suitability/risk assessment;
  • Maintains a shift log for recording key data for all assigned flights and missions;
  • Complies with all applicable federal/state health and safety regulations; and
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Applicants must be prepared to work all shifts; including but not limited to nights, weekends, and holidays. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
High school graduate; some college and/or technical school desirable. FAA Dispatcher’s certificate is required. Experience in a FAR 121/135 flight operations center is required. International experience preferred. Must have good working knowledge of world geography. Must possess exceptional attention to detail and abstract problem solving capabilities.
Ability to read, write and understand spoken and written English. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to convert between different units of measure.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and listen. The employee is frequently required to use a computer terminal, telephone and 10-key calculator. The employee is required to stand, walk, and climb/descend stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This job is in an office environment with heating and cooling. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call (734) 544-7010. Please include your contact information and details about posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.
**Must be US Citizen
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