|Title: Airframe and Powerplant Technician||APPLY NOW|
|Category: Airframe and Powerplant Technicians|
To be considered for the position as an Airframe and Powerplant Technician for The Lightship Group, a person must have a valid FAA Airframe & Powerplant license or a CAA license.
To qualify for the job of Airframe and Powerplant Technician, you must be:
· Be at least 21 years of age (due to Department of Transportations regulations)
· Have a current/valid and clean driver’s license
· Be physically able to do the job (lift 75 pounds, jumping running climbing, pushing, pulling)
· Be able and willing to travel full time
· Be able to pass a pre-employment (hair) drug screening and criminal background check
· Be willing and able to travel 365 days per year
The majority of training will be on-the-job training. A syllabus is provided for each Technician to work through with his/her Senior Technician.
A formal training program occurs on an annual basis with some outside vendor training.
Salary dependent upon experience
· $190.00 PER WEEK PER DIEM. Per diem is not taxed
· 4 Weeks paid vacation
· Health insurance
· Hotel furnished by the company (shared room with one other member of the team)
· Uniforms furnished by the company
· Daily transportation furnished by the company (company vehicles are available during non-working hours for personal needs)
An applicant’s number one responsibility is the airworthiness of the airship. Technicians will be expected to conduct daily, 50 and 100 hour inspections on engines, airframe and propellers along with all other duties of preflight and preventative maintenance.
The airship operation is very much a team effort. Applicants are expected to assist with crew duties as required, launching and landing the airship, driving vehicles during transits and standing watches.
The Lightship Group consists of 2 entities. American Blimp Corporation is the manufacturer of the aircraft and also the parent company. Along with the operational “arm” of the company, we make up the Lightship Group. Lightship Operations takes the airships, sells contracts to “high profile” clients who use the aircraft for public relations and advertising.
We provide a “turnkey” operation for those clients, which includes the airship, vehicles, all support equipment and personnel. We emblazon the airship, vehicles and crew with the identity of the client and set out to accomplish a schedule of events that is intended to promote them and their products in the public arena.
Since the beginning of the company in the mid 1980s, we have worked all over the world flying airships for over 300 clients. “Never a dull moment in the blimp business”. We have worked on TV productions in the
Each of our airships has a fulltime crew who assist in the launch and recovery of the airship during flight missions, stand watches for security and weather, maintain support equipment including vehicles, and drives the vehicles that carry the support equipment between destination cities. The most important job is to represent the client in a public relations capacity at all times.
Each blimp field operation has either, 13, 15 or 17 team members who travel with the airship from city to city. The Lightship Group parent company, American Blimp Corporation, hold FAA type certificates on 3 different sized airships between 69,000 cubic feet to 180,000 cubic feet. The difference in crew numbers depends on which of our products is being used for the client sponsor.
|Title: Blimp Ground Support Team||APPLY NOW|
|Category: Ground Crew|
"BLIMP GROUND CREW” IS FOREMOST A TRAVELING JOB. THIS SHOULD BE TAKEN IN A LITERAL SENSE. IT IS NOT THE KIND OF JOB WHERE YOU GO OUT FOR A WEEK / MONTH / 3MONTHS AND RETURN TO A BASE OF OPERATIONS. YOU LITERALLY ARE TRAVELING FROM CITY TO CITY ALL OVER THE USA WITH THE FIELD OPERATION FOR THE DURATION OF THE EMPLOYMENT WITH THE LIGHTSHIP GROUP.
|Title: Commercial Lighter-Than-Air, Airship (Blimp) Pilot||APPLY NOW|
COMMERCIAL LIGHTER THAN AIR, AIRSHIP (BLIMP) PILOT
To be considered for the position of pilot for The Lightship Group, a person must meet the following minimum requirements.
BE WILLING AND ABLE TO TRAVEL 365 DAYS PER YEAR
BE WILLING TO SIGN A 3 YEAR CONTRACT WITH THE LIGHTSHIP GROUP
POSSESS A CURRENT FAA OR CAA PILOT CERTIFICATE WITH:
IT IS IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT AN AIRSHIP PILOT TRAVELS FULL TIME WITH THE AIRSHIP FIELD OPERATION. THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF JOB WHERE YOU TRAVEL OUT FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF WORK TIME AND RETURN TO A BASE OF OPERATIONS. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL TO BE GONE FROM HOME 340 DAYS PER YEAR.
BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT WE DO NOT HAVE A BLIMP SET ASIDE STRICTLY FOR TRAINING PILOTS, IT IS NECESSARY TO SEND PILOTS WHO ARE TRANSITIONING TO THEIR LIGHTER THAN AIR LICENSES TO A WORKING AIRSHIP.
THESE AIRSHIPS MUST FIRST SATISFY THE SCHEDULES AND WISHES OF THEIR SPONSOR/CLIENT AND THE PILOT TRAINING FITS IN WHERE AND WHEN IT CAN. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR THIS TRANSITIONAL TRAINING TO TAKE UP TO 6 MONTHS.
THE LIGHTSHIP GROUP DOES NOT CONDUCT PILOT TRAINING FOR ANY OTHER REASON THAN TO SATISFY THE NEEDS OF THE COMPANY.
To qualify for the position of pilot for The Lightship Group, a person must meet the following minimum requirements:
Possess a current FAA or CAA Pilot certificate with:
It is important to realize that an airship pilot travel full time with the airship field operation. This is not the kind of job where you travel out for a short period of work tie and return to a base of operations. It is not unusual to be gone from home 340 days per year.
Because of the fact that we do not have a blimp set aside strictly for training pilots, it is necessary to send pilots who are transitioning to their Lighter Than Air licenses to a working airship.
These airships must first satisfy the schedules and wishes of their sponsor/client and the pilot training fits in where and when. It is not unusual for this transitional training to take up to 6 months.