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The Captain shall have command of, and overall responsibility for, the flight crew, passengers, cargo, the SAFE conduct of the flight, and provide guidance and coordinate the activities of every individual connected with all phases of the aircraft operation.  The Captain performs duties and responsibilities as Pilot in Command (PIC), exercising final authority for, and responsibility of, the aircraft in support of Company goals.  All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and MGM Resorts International policies, practices and procedures.

  • Works within MGM Resorts Aviation to maintain a culture of safety with efficient procedures that support customer service.
  • Retains the final authority for the safe operation of the aircraft (FAR 91.3).
  • Directs the activities of the flight crew ensuring a full understanding of their duties and responsibilities.
  • Ensures that the assigned aircraft is airworthy and that all proper documents are on board the aircraft.
  • Makes decisions as necessary to the start, delay or cancellation of the flight, or deviation from a planned destination when operating conditions dictate.
  • Obtains briefing on the purpose of the flight, weather, operating procedures and any special instructions, and plans flight assignments.
  • Prepares or supervises preparation of flight plan considering such factors as altitude, terrain, weather, range, weight, cruise control data, airport facilities and navigational aids.
  • Ensures that weather and aircraft performance conditions can be met.  Ensures that the aircraft weight and balance form/manifest is properly completed.
  • Ensures that a flight plan or other authorized flight locating procedures is followed on each flight.
  • Reports all known or suspected FAA violations or incidents promptly to the Executive Director of Aviation.
  • Ensures that crewmembers brief all passengers with the appropriate briefing for each phase of flight.
  • Ensures that emergency equipment as well as provisions for passenger comfort are on board, and ensures that all cargo is properly secured.
  • Ensures the preparation of flight logs, reporting of mechanical irregularities, and recording of maintenance, by maintenance personnel when maintenance is performed en route.
  • Ensures that all maintenance discrepancies are passed to the maintenance personnel and that maintenance is alerted to the current status of the aircraft.
  • Ensures that the aircraft is clean and prepared for flight with all aircraft stores and appropriate catering provisions on board for the safety and comfort of passengers and crew.
  • May be called upon to manage other aspects of duty within the flight department not directly related to flight.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Assistant Chief Pilot.
  • Performs all other job related duties as requested.


  • No FAA violations or at fault accidents or incidents
  • Must have logged a minimum of 5000 hours of total pilot flight time, 2500 hours of multiengine turbine time, experience operating large-cabin aircraft, and experience in advanced electronic/digital avionics cockpits.
  • Must hold, or be able to hold, a type rating in one or more Company-owned aircraft.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • CPR and AED Certification.
  • Must hold a FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Airplane, Multiengine Land Rating, First Class Medical Certificate, FCC Radiotelephone Operator’s Permit.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Able to communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Previous experience working in a VVIP setting.
  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.
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MGM Resorts International develops, builds and operates unique destination resorts designed to provide a total resort experience, including first-class accommodations and dining, world-class entertainment, state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, and high-quality retail and gaming experiences. With 62,000 employees, the Company is one of the world's leading global hospitality and entertainment companies with 23 resorts. We’re proud to be recognized for our commitment to being socially responsible, including an industry-leading diversity and inclusive culture, community engagement and philanthropy initiatives, and a commitment to environmentally sustainable approaches in development and operations. While we operate leading resorts and amenities, ultimately it is the people of MGM Resorts who make the difference daily by providing the ultimate guest experience. We welcome you to join us.
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