USA Based - Tactical Controller, Columbus, OH

Requisition ID
Position Type
Permanent Full-Time
Work Base
Onsite / Office
Operational Control Center (OCC)

Job Profile

Tactical Controller position available in Columbus, OH. As a Tactical Controller, you will be responsible for the Tactical Phase of the flight which starts on the first day of operation and ends after the flight has completed all post-flight operations. The Tactical Controller is required to maintain full overview of the whole fleet on a Tactical level by adhering to the required procedures. Rotating schedule - 9.5 hours each shift, 4 days on, 4 days off.  


Jet Edge (Columbus, OH) is an affiliated operating partner of Vista in the US - the largest charter group in private aviation and the world’s first private aviation ecosystem, integrating a unique portfolio of companies offering asset-light solutions to cover all key aspects of business aviation.  


Vista has a global reach with operational hubs across the globe and an expert workforce of over 4,000 aviation professionals. Vista's fast-paced growth and its relationship with the best partner operators open the door to lifelong career opportunities across the group - to create the best service in business aviation, in every region in the world. 


Your Responsibilities 

  • Updating and maintaining the daily tactical log 
  • Movement Control and Flight Tracking and monitoring 
  • Handling of irregular operations by taking action on and communication delays, diversions, last-minute changes and other irregularities that may potentially affect the schedule. 
  • Monitoring of crew briefing acknowledgements and making crew activations / wake-up calls as applicable by relevant AOC`s procedures. 
  • Monitoring ATFM restrictions and Flight re-routing 
  • Managing Ground arrangements and permits that are pending arrangements for the day of flight, or by nature fall onto the tactical phase of the preparation such as close-out messages, or ETA updates to CBP. 
  • ATS FPL management and monitoring the weather 


Required education and experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with a course of study/major in business, aviation, or operations management; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels of an organization 
  • Knowledge of FARs in regard to Part 91, 121, 125 or 135 airline operations preferred 
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and aptitude to learn customized company software programs 
  • Familiarity with core job competencies including, but not limited to, flight planning, international operations, weather, and ATC 


  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • 401k program with company matching and no vesting period.
  • Paid Time Off
  • Life Insurance and Long/Short term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Career progression 

We are committed to developing and training members of our team at every stage of their career. Although our standards are high, we’ll help you reach them. 


The affiliated operating partners of Vista are equal employment opportunity employers. The affiliated operating partners of Vista do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. The affiliated operating partners of Vista also prohibit harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.



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