Vista Global

USA Based - Flight Operations Manager, Ohio

Requisition ID
Position Type
Permanent Full-Time
Work Base
Onsite / Office
Flight Deck

Job Profile

Flight Operations Manager (FOM) is available in Columbus, OH.  The Flight Operations Manger is responsible for a group of aircraft types, (usually from a single manufacturer). Oversees the effective management and support of the fleet to meet and maintain safety, efficiency and service standards. Acts for the Director of Operations in matters delegated or assigned to him/her and may act for him/her in his/her absence. May delegate any duty but retains responsibility.


Jet Select (Columbus, OH) an affiliated operating partner of Vista in the US - the largest charter group in private aviation and the world’s first private aviation ecosystem, integrating a unique portfolio of companies offering asset-light solutions to cover all key aspects of business aviation.   



  • Report to and work closely with the Director of Operations.
  • Operational Control authority as delegated by Director of Operations,

including assisting with external audits and acting as Emergency Director

as required.

  • Supports the Operational Control Center as a member of the tactical team.
  • Ensures all internal departmental audits are carried out on schedule and

any non-compliance is addressed.

  • Defines the strategic goals of the fleet and ensures these are effectively

communicated to the Fleet Chief for execution and compliance.

  • Supervise and mentor flight crew personnel on their duties.
  • Responsible for the performance management of all his Fleet Chiefs.
  • Manage flight crew schedules assuring the fleet has appropriate pilot


  • Interview pilot candidates and make hiring recommendations.
  • Advise the Training Manager regarding training of flight crew personnel.
  • Ensure that all flight operations are conducted safely, in compliance with

applicable regulations and in accordance with company policies and

procedures through close work with the DO and the Flight Operations

Admin function.

  • Recommend standardization policies, levels of proficiency for flight

crewmembers, new or improved flight operations policies and practices in

part through liaison with other FOMs to align procedures across all fleets.

  • Responsible for the performance management of all pilots on his fleet and

works with Fleet Chiefs to ensure all performance reviews are effectively

conducted and individual objectives are established.

Ensures all simulator training profiles are completed in accordance with

the training program in a timely manner, as defined by the Director of


  • Direct the implementation of existing, new, or revised flight operations

policies and procedures.

  • Ensures all logistical procedures including handover checklists,

documentation distribution and aircraft equipment distribution are

implemented and monitored effectively.

  • Maintain a full understanding of Jet Edge’s GOM, OpSpecs, and applicable

Federal Aviation Regulations.


Safety Responsibilities:

  • Ensures a safe and secure operation, including cabin operations, in

coordination with the Safety and Compliance Manager, the Security

Manager and the Fleet Safety Officers.

  • Closely cooperates with the Safety Department to provide solutions in

setting up the necessary preventative actions to avoid incidents in the


  • Attends regular management meetings as described in the Safety

Management Manual.

  • Communicates accidents/incidents and occurrences as he becomes

aware to the Fleet Safety Officers in a timely manner.

  • Informs the Safety Department of changes which might affect safety for

which a Management of Change is required.

  • Acts on actions raised in Centrik Safety Module within the due date. If not

possible, he will request a relevant motivated extension. If he disagrees on

the action raised, he may reject it by providing relevant explanations.

  • Actively promotes a safe corporate culture through training and activities.


Required Experience, Qualifications, and Education: 

  • The FOM is required to have experience in management and same or comparable aircraft type.
  • The FOM will be licensed, rated, current and experienced on one of the types under his/her oversight.



  • Medical, dental, and vision plans 
  • 401k program with company matching and no vesting period.
  • Paid Time Off
  • Life Insurance and Long/Short term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Career progression


The affiliated operating partners of Vista are equal employment opportunity employers. The affiliated operating partners of Vista do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. The affiliated operating partners of Vista also prohibit harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. 


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