Careers - Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport



The Airport Director supervises staff in day-to-day administration, operations, and maintenance activities at the airport and ensures airport facilities and grounds are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. The Airport Director is responsible for building strong and productive working relationships with air service companies, full-service Fixed Based Operator (FBO), limited FBOs, airport tenants, pilots, contractors, government agencies and the general public. Maintain a positive public image for the airport through effective media relations, availability as a speaker for local organizations and pursuit of other publicity opportunities. Proactively involved in economic development for aviation and non-aviation related businesses with goal of making the Airport a self-sustaining business.



  1. Manages the airport in ways that implement Airport Board policies, capital improvements and operations & maintenance objectives at costs approved by the This assignment includes ensuring compliance with all Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) rules and regulations and relevant Airport Advisory Circulars (“AC”) as well as planning and developing long-term and short-term goals for airport development. Ensure that development is consistent with the current Airport Master Plan and Federal Aviation Regulations (“FAR”).
  2. Coordinates with the Kentucky Department of Transportation Aviation Division for airport development and grant-funded improvements: oversees grant-funded construction and maintenance projects. Coordinates with Owensboro and Daviess County government officials to ensure annual budget commitment and grant matching requirements are met.
  3. Develops the airport annual budget for approval by the Board. Monitors and forecasts airport revenues and expenses and takes remedial action where necessary.
  4. Proposes appropriate changes to the Airport Code (Rules, Regulations and Minimum Operating Standards) for Board approval. Maintains the current version of the Airport Code and ensures its availability to all interested parties.
  5. Manages airport tenant leases and promotes the airport to prospective tenants and developers for aviation and non-aviation commercial uses.
  6. Proposes agendas for approval by the Board and provides staff support for Board meetings. Performs other duties by acting as representative to various aviation organizations and associations.
  7. Acts as primary contact with the FBO(s) on all matters.
  8. Provide and manage all airport maintenance: All weekly maintenance, monthly maintenance and routine maintenance.



To perform Airport Director position successfully, individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.



Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Aviation Management, Public Administration, Engineering or related field preferred.



A. Three to five years of relevant experience in aviation or airport operations is preferred.

B. Progressive responsibility experience may be considered equivalent.

  1. Experience in FAA Rules and Regulations.
  2. Knowledge in KYDOT Aviation Division and FAA Funding protocol:
    1. Airport Improvement Plan Entitlement Funding
    2. FAA Discretionary Funding



  1. Must have a Kentucky Operator’s License minimum Class C and must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record.
  2. Commercial Pilot and Instrument Rating preferred but not required.



Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.







The Owensboro Daviess County Regional Airport is currently seeking CFI’s to provide instruction in Cessna aircraft.  CFI’s must hold both a current CFI certificate and FAA medical to be considered.  Those selected will be eligible to earn Jet time after meeting time requirements. The following is a list of responsibilities, and is not intended to be an all-inclusive list:

  • Responsible for the management and scheduling of their assigned students; perform flight and ground instruction as assigned by supervisory personnel.
  • Maintain training records, and complete required documentation relating to student training, progress and school operation at the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) level.
  • Maintain a consistent quality of instruction at not less than the level mandated by the school, or by the Federal Aviation Regulations, whichever is to the higher standard.
  • Attend mandatory standardization training and perform Solo Monitor duties when required.
  • Provide administrative documentation pertinent to student training within prescribed time limits.
  • Develop and prepare course outlines, study materials, and instructional procedures for student enrolled in basic, advanced, or instrument ground school.
  • Lecture on various subjects such as aircraft construction, federal aviation regulations, and ratio navigation using synthetic instrument trainers, demonstrate operation of various aircraft components and instruments, and techniques for controlling aircraft during maneuvers such as taxiing, takeoff, and landing.


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