Britain’s Queen Elizabeth needs new pilot
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is looking for a helicopter pilot.
The Royal Household is recruiting for a seasoned flyer to join the team of pilots responsible for ferrying the royal family, including the 89-year-old royal, to and from official engagements.
The advertisement reads: “The Queen’s Helicopter Flight (TQHF) consists of a small team of pilots and ground support, providing the highest standard of helicopter service to Members of the Royal Family on official engagements.
“Joining the team, you’ll take on the role of either Co-Pilot or Aircraft Commander, operating a Sikorsky S76 C++ helicopter or AgustaWestland 109S. You’ll be responsible for the planning and safe execution of flights in accordance with TQHF Operations Manual.
“In addition to your flying duties you’ll undertake management tasks and other administrative duties, supporting the Chief Pilot.”
The royal family are offering a salary of “£55,000 to £78,500 per annum dependent on experience” for the five day a week job and have promised “access to training”.
The advert continues: “Flexibility is essential as you’ll be required to undertake travel across the UK and overnight as necessary.
“You can look forward to a comprehensive benefits package, including a 15% employer contribution pension scheme, 33 days annual leave, including bank holidays, and access to training and development to support your continuous professional development.”