Reports to company officer and is responsible for overall operation of aviation unit. Does not pilot aircraft and spends all time in nonflying managerial activities.
Aviation Dept. Mgr. II (does some flying)
Reports to company officer and is responsible for overall operation of aviation unit. Spends some or a major portion of time piloting aircraft.
Pilots aircraft majority of time; supervises pilot training and selection; responsible for maintaining proficiency of pilots; may fulfill manager responsibilities when needed. In department where no manager exists, reports to company officer and may be responsible for overall operation of aviation unit.
Well I've been called both, and although I agree with the above post in general, it all boils down to the same thing at some departments. Many Chief Pilots out there are essentially Flight Department managers, maintenance planning, budget development, scheduling etc. Consider that the more responsibilities you accept, the more valuable you are to your company, titles are a dime a dozen.