Job Summary Responsible to ensure aircraft and weather conditions are airworthy to transport medical crew and patient to receiving hospital within an assigned operational area. Responsible for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM), and thorough knowledge of Air Methods policies and procedures. Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following: u2022 Operates Air methods aircraft in a safe and legal manner. u2022 Completes pre-flight before every flight verifying the aircraft is in an airworthy condition by sign off of Daily Flight Log. Pilots will perform a complete walk around of the aircraft prior to entering the cockpit for flight and upon completion of each flight. u2022 Final authority with regard to operations of aircraft and for the safety of passengers, cargo and equipment. u2022 Must be thoroughly familiar with all aircraft and medical systems of backup aircraft utilized at operational area and also ensures that the medical flight team is familiar and comfortable with the medical interior and systems. u2022 Responsible for completion of required documentation. u2022 Able to conduct detailed flight planning with little notice to exacting standards u2022 Participates regularly in Air Methods meetings, activities, projects, committees and community outreach u2022 Performs other duties as assigned Additional Job Requirements u2022 Regular scheduled attendance Subject to applicable laws and Air Methodu2019s policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Air Methodsu2019 employment practices and policies.