Senior eVTOL Flight Instructor

Palo Alto, CA
Flight Testing /
Full-time /
Pivotal is the leader in the emerging market of electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. We design, develop, and manufacture light eVTOL aircraft and are renowned for the BlackFly, the first light eVTOL to fly manned missions and enter the consumer market.

Efficient, compact, and simple, Pivotal vehicles are designed for a wide range of consumer, public service, and defense applications. Our distinctive tilt-aircraft architecture and scalable platform have been in development, preparing to enter the market for over 10 years. We recently announced our next-generation aircraft, the Helix, planned for general release and scalable production in January 2024.

Mobility is one of the most highly-valued areas of technology investment today. This is the right company, in the right space, the right strategy, at the right time. We invite you to join our amazing team and grow with us.

We are seeking someone with a passion for innovation and technology, who possesses strong communication skills and a dedication to customer and trainee experience.

** Please note that flight hours logged while operating and instructing on ultralight aircraft are not eligible for inclusion when working towards a certificate issued under Part 61.


    • Perform flight instruction, pre-flight planning and briefing, ground and flight lessons, post-flight debriefs, analysis and reporting
    • Complete classroom, simulator and flight training for BlackFly ultralight pilots
    • Explain complex concepts simply and clearly
    • Perform miscellaneous engineering and administrative duties as tasked
    • Update and maintain all required training documentation 
    • Observe all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company
    • Work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices
    • Identifies gaps in training and standards and leads initiatives to address those gaps, and drive continuous improvement
    • They participate in strategic planning for the training program, leveraging their experience and knowledge to shape flight standards and future training direction


    • 3+ years of direct aviation training program experience 
    • Ability to create eLearning training content
    • Ability to film and produce high quality training videos
    • Meet the physical requirements to pilot Pivotal aircraft
    • Able to maintain a fully clothed weight 185 lbs
    • High degree of flexibility and the capability to navigate ambiguity effectively, ensuring that goals are met even when directions are subject to change

Preferred Qualifications

    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong customer service mindset
    • Strong knowledge of aviation and safety training
    • Ability to work on flexible schedules and travel to sites around California and potentially out of state
    • Strong attention to detail and safety-oriented mindset
    • Able to write in a clear and concise manner
    • Experienced Part 61 or Part 107 certificated pilot

Salary Range

Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States and willing to work onsite at our HQ office in Palo Alto, CA.

Pivotal offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and 401k plans.

Pivotal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pivotal does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.