2022-12-19 Google Operations Center
Flight Instructor, Australia
Remote, Australia

About Wing: 

Wing offers drone delivery as a safe, fast, and sustainable solution for last mile logistics. Consumer appetites for on-demand services are increasing, but current delivery methods are inefficient, costly, and contribute to road accidents and air pollution. Wing’s fleet of autonomous delivery drones can transport small packages directly from businesses to homes on-demand, in minutes. We design, build, and operate our aircraft, and offer drone delivery services on three continents. Our technology is designed to be easy to integrate into existing delivery and logistics networks, offering a scalable drone delivery solution for a broad range of businesses. Wing is a part of Google's parent company, Alphabet, and our mission is to create the preferred means of delivery for the planet. To do this, we must build a workforce that's representative of the global communities that we serve. If you're ready to do the greatest work of your life, come join us.

About the Role:

Wing is seeking a Flight Instructor to join our Flight Operations team in Canberra or Brisbane, Australia.  As a Flight Instructor, you are responsible for execution of Wing’s flight training programs primarily focused on Australia but also supporting global operations of the Wing drone delivery system. The primary focus of this role is to train Flight Crew members to operate the Wing system.   You will plan, coordinate, and execute the training plans for individuals or groups of crewmembers to prepare them to satisfactorily complete qualification checks.  You will also play a key role in the development and validation of training materials, methods, and content for the Wing training system.  In order to maintain proficiency and expertise, you will also function as a Pilot-in-Command (PIC) for Wing delivery operations on a regular basis.  In this role you will report to the Training Lead to support our focus on standards and compliance to our safety culture. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Conduct required flight instruction for all crew positions on the Wing UAS delivery system
  • Maintain qualification and currency as a Wing Pilot-in-Command (PIC)
  • Function as a CASA approved PIC when scheduled (around 20% of total effort)
  • Develop training materials, methods and training syllabus used to conduct training
  • Working with the Training Instructional Development Team provides SME expertise for creating learning module content
  • Review lessons and provide feedback.  Conduct practical simulator training events to qualify PICs
  • Validate training material, support testing and evaluation to establish procedures, and collaborate as a subject matter expert (SME) with cross functional team members
  • Plan, schedule and execute individual training periods and events
  • Assess and document the performance of trainees during training
  • Document completion of required and supplementary flight training
  • Assist in the audit processes for the flight training program

What You’ll Need: 

  • A minimum of 15 hours of cumulative actual flight time (not duty time) of commercial beyond visual line of sight remote (BVLOS) pilot experience
  • Able to complete Wing Flight Instructor qualification requirements within 60 days of start
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of aviation/flight manuals, training packages and UAS operations procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to travel as necessary within the Australia (20%) or internationally (10%)


  • Private/Commercial Pilot License/ Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) or Prior Designation as a Military standardization pilot or instructor
  • Certificate IV - Training and Assessment or similar
  • IREX certification
  • Familiarity with CASR Part 101 & MOS in relation to training, competency & currency
  • Previous employment as a Flight Instructor for a commercial drone delivery operator 
  • Experience working in a growth oriented startup culture
  • Driven self-starter and problem solver
  • Practical training content or methods development experience
  • 2+ years of experience as a Pilot-in-Command of Wing UAS Operations
At Wing, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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