In reading (and rereading) another recent thread, a question has come to mind:
What, exactly, are the functions/responsibilities of a "Chief Pilot" and "Check Airman" at an airline?
These come up every once in a while, but I've never known exactly, well, what their purpose in life is.
For example, what are the primary duties of each position?
How many of each ("Chief" to me implies one, but I've seen references that make it seem like there's one at each hub/base)?
Do Chief Pilots or Checkairmen hold regular line bids or are they more or less desk jobs?
And of course, any other information on the subject is appreciated
Thanks for satisfying my curiosity,