Flight Operations Investigator – put your experience to work in ‘retirement’

By Mark Zee


If you know a thing or two about OPSGROUP, you’ll know that one thing we do well is to provide pilots and aircraft operators with a steady stream of operationally useful information.

What is critical, what is useful, and what is not? Sorting out the wheat from the chaff is not easy work.

Once that’s done, the next job is to validate it. Make sure that it’s true.

That’s why the job can be described as a Flight Operations Investigator.

Who does this best? Someone with a lot of experience in international ops. A pilot, a dispatcher, or someone that’s had to make the decision thousands of times before – is this piece of information critical, useful, relevant, or just more chaff?

We’re looking for more people to help with this work. And we had an idea. We got a lot of lovely messages from people that have recently retired – international pilots, dispatchers, controllers, ops experts – that just want to stay connected with the world of international ops.

So, we thought, what if we help keep that connection alive and make a role available where you – if this describes you – can stay connected, and also find a worthy outlet for your experiences over the last 30 or 40 years? Not everyone wants to be ‘retired’. Many of us soon realise that keeping the brain active, and continuing to be part of the aviation community, is more important than we thought when we were counting down the clock to 55 or 65.

Aviation Information is in something of a crisis. Notams, of course, are a problem – but there are many more. The language, the volume, the rate of change, the lack of central sources for some regions. It’s getting harder and harder to get good information. And we’re focused on solving that problem.

So, we have a role to offer: Flight Operations Investigator. Your job is to take the stream of information that we now get in OPSGROUP, and apply your critical eye. Worth knowing, worth sharing? Critical or just good to know? Who’s affected? How soon should they know? Dig in a little deeper. Is this new? Is this valid? Is it true? What’s the source? What else can the source tell you?

The position(s) are of course fully paid, you set your own hours and location. Work from wherever.

If this sounds like you, drop us a note, and we’ll tell you more. Email us at goodwork@ops.group.



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Mark Zee

Mark Zee

I am the founder of OPSGROUP, and a former airline pilot, ATCO and flight dispatcher. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Question for us? Write to blog.team@ops.group.

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