G500 Flight Crew Leader

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Flight Crew


Priester Aviation is currently searching for a full-time Flight Crew Leader & Captain to lead a Part 91 & 135 Gulfstream G500 flight department in Fargo, ND that will operate approximately 300 hours per year. The ideal candidate will need to be an engaging, cooperative, dynamic team leader that works to support the needs of the aircraft owner. This position works closely with multiple Priester Aviation departments and serves as the “face” of the Priester team as we all support the Aircraft Owner. This individual will need to possess a strong focus on Safety combined with a can-do approach which is essential for success.


  • Supervises the flight crew to ensure compliance with Priester Aviation policies and procedures
  • Ensures flight operations comply with all applicable regulations and aircraft operations adhere to appropriate operating manuals
  • Ensures flight crew provides professional and friendly interpersonal interactions with the Owner/Client as well as vendor/support personnel. This includes personal appearance, service-based conduct, and solutions-based decision-making.
  • Actively engages in the Safety Management System (SMS) and is familiar with SMS process and initiatives
  • In conjunction with other Priester personnel, develop an annual operating budget
  • Continually seek added efficiencies for flight operations and the flight department
  • Objectively seeks and communicates with Priester Leadership suggested system and process improvement that may be advantageous to the aircraft owner and Priester Aviation
  • Coordinate crew schedule with the Owner Service Executive to ensure maximum aircraft availability including PTO and/or scheduling considerations
  • Participate in the scheduling of crew training events for flight crew and other associated personnel through Priester Training Department
  • Ensures correct communication of flight schedule and any updates with Flight Services.
  • Responsible for working alongside Maintenance Control regarding scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance
  • Work to anticipate and identify operational or flight department issues, answer and/or facilitate answers to crew questions, update and communicate essential information for all flight department team members, and promote Priester’s culture and employee goodwill.
  • Promote the integrity, reputation, and good standing of Priester Aviation amongst industry stakeholders, and enhance the image and goodwill of Priester.


Medical/Dental/Vision, company-paid STD/LTD/Life Insurance, 401K with Company Match, paid vacation/sick leave, tuition reimbursement and more.

Come be a part of it!

Priester Aviation is a Corporate Jet Management company focused on delivering an exceptional ownership and travel experience for our clients. Priester recognizes that to deliver this experience, we need build strong relationships with not only the aircraft owner, but also the support personnel including flight crew, maintenance, flight logistics, and others. Priester Aviation’s pioneering approach to relationship building and transparency has been the foundation for long term success. This success is seen in safe, efficient aircraft operations and a comfortable work environment.


Priester Aviation is the oldest, privately held Aviation Services company founded in 1945.  Conveniently headquartered in the Midwest just outside Chicago, Priester Aviation has aircraft based around the country and operations around the world. Priester is a destination employer offering a cooperative work environment and a full suite of progressive, industry-leading benefits. From unlimited PTO, pet insurance, a matching 401K, employee wellness, tuition reimbursement, and top-notch health benefits, we invest in our team members. You are Priester.

Position Requirements


  • Total time = 5000 hours
  • PIC = 2500 hours
  • Multi Engine Land = 2500 hours
  • Multi Engine PIC = 1500 hours
  • Instrument Time = 500 hours
  • International Hours = 250 hours
  • First class medical
  • Able to complete ICAO International procedures training annually
  • Must be located or willing to relocate within 2 hours of Fargo


A management background with a demonstrated track record of cooperative leadership, mentoring, and teaching is required to be considered for this position.


  • Past leadership, training, or other applicable leadership training
  • College degree and/or advanced industry training
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills in coordinating activities, identifying problems and answering questions, while promoting department goodwill
  • Previous experience studying/developing additional skills meant to enhance performance within the operation & flight department (safety training education, standards development, risk assessment training, etc)

Full-Time / Part-Time

Full Time


G500 Flight Crew Leader

Number of Openings


Exempt / Non-Exempt



Fargo, ND

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