NASA - AST, Research Pilot

AST, Research Pilot
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-07 to 2017-08-21

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Serves as an aerospace engineer and project/research pilot on NASA Johnson Space Center's aircraft in the Aircraft Operations Division, Flight Operations Directorate. This position involves the piloting of aircraft used in research, development, and test programs; evaluating test parameters and results; performing flight and ground simulations of advanced missions; and actively participating with project engineers and scientists responsible for the development, design, testing, evaluation, and reporting on new aircraft or aircraft systems.

This position is being announced in conjunction with merit promotion vacancy announcement number JS17C0102. Current and former Federal employees, disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities wishing to be considered under merit promotion procedures may apply to vacancy announcement number JS17C0102.

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Serves as an aerospace engineer and project/research pilot on NASA Johnson Space Center's aircraft in the Aircraft Operations Division, Flight Operations Directorate. This position involves the piloting of aircraft used in research, development, and test programs; evaluating test parameters and results; performing flight and ground simulations of advanced missions; and actively participating with project engineers and scientists responsible for the development, design, testing, evaluation, and reporting on new aircraft or aircraft systems.


-Serves as an instructor pilot aboard a high-performance jet trainer, and performs classroom and simulator instructor duties in support of astronaut Space Flight Readiness Training. Space Flight Readiness Training involves piloting high-performance training aircraft while in formation and during high G maneuvers.

-Serves as pilot-in-command or co-pilot aboard a large two-engine business jet and/or a large four engine turbo propeller cargo aircraft flying a variety of missions, and frequently requiring extended domestic or overseas deployment.

-As pilot-in-command, responsible for managing up to 9 crew, supporting passengers during mission support operations, and/or engineers and scientists for airborne science missions.

-Serves as a project team member providing engineering and operational expertise for periodic test and research flight programs, to include aircraft upgrades/modifications and airborne science missions.

-Manages project schedule and budget as required. Supports reviews, such as the Configuration Control Panel, Test Readiness Review, Flight Readiness Review, and Operational Readiness Review meetings for modifications to division aircraft.

-Identifies hazards and reports unsafe acts and procedures. Supports investigation and resolution of aircraft anomalies and mishaps as assigned. Participates in safety inspections and training.

-Provides in-flight support for emergency aircraft, managing flight schedule, and monitoring status of aircraft off-station.

-Communicate effectively with other project pilots and NASA managers to effectively utilize aircrew and aircraft to maximize mission accomplishment.

-Manages training for assigned aircrew and conducts aircraft-specific Crew Resource Management training.

-Maintains aircraft flight manuals/checklists, aircraft specific standard operating procedures, annual proficiency exam, and conducts quarterly continuation training.

-Recommends aircraft upgrades and submits task requests to the Division's Engineering Branch. Monitors and provides aircrew input for all aircraft upgrades.

-Plans aircraft deployments and coordinates travel requirements for all travelers. Ensures deploying aircrew have requisite training and documentation.

-Complies with safety and occupational health standards, rules, regulations and policies.

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Boeing Test Pilot – Level 4

Job ID 1700011163

Location Saint Louis Missouri United States

Job Description

Assist in the development of weapon system roadmaps, technology upgrades, and capability insertion. Assist in development and evaluation of sensors, weapons, controls and displays, flight control, and mission system software and hardware. Execute test missions in high performance tactical aircraft evaluating mission systems, weapons integration and flight sciences objectives. Operate testbed aircraft supporting the flight testing of test articles and payloads. Evaluate and accept production aircraft on first-time flights. Provide mature leadership and guidance to team of aircrew and engineers in support of the test programs.

Future capability working groups, PVI development and assessment, requirements development, subject matter expert on all performance aspects of the aircraft design, subject matter expert on mission system capabilities and operation, subject matter expert for flight test
activities to include operating limitations development, safety planning, flight test planning, test card development, test execution and reporting.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.


Boeing Test & Evaluation
Relocation Assistance Available
Yes. Available for eligible candidates, if authorized.

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification:

Level 4: Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 9 or more years' experience, Master's with 7 or more years' experience or PhD with 4 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

The following are required for this position. FAA commercial pilot's certificate (ME Land, Instrument Airplane). Current FAA Class II medical certificate. 1,500 hours first-pilot time in tactical fighter/trainer aircraft to include 100 hours as first pilot during experimental, engineering, operational and/or acceptance flight tests.  Military Flight Test experience is mandatory. 

The following are preferred skills. Graduate of a recognized Test Pilot School.  Operational Test experience in F-15A/C/E, F-22 and/or F-18E/F/G.  Current or former qualification in F-15E or in F-18E/F/G.  Current or former Instructor Pilot rating in F-15E or F-18E/F/G or derivative.  Experience in mission systems and/or electronic warfare systems testing. Able to communicate complex flight test concepts and ideas in written form and/or orally.

This position requires an active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.)  

Additional Information: This job requires travel to test locations and rotational staffing of test team organizations.  Some travel longer than 30 days may be required based on test tempo and phase of testing.  Foreign travel may be required.  Must be able to pass a pre-placement medical examination equivalent to an FAA Class II medical examination prior to employment.  Must pass a yearly FAA Class II medical examination as a condition of employment.


Test and Evaluation Engineer – Fort Campbell, KY

Test and Evaluation Engineer – Fort Campbell, KY

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA ( has a position open and is looking for qualified candidates for a Test and Evaluation Engineer for the Systems Integration and Management Office (SIMO).  The job location is Fort Campbell, Kentucky in support of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and Army Special Operations Aviation (ARSOA).  Interested applicants should contact Mr. Brian Thompson or Mr. Greg Stewart at 757-833-7538 and email their resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scope:  Provide test and evaluation support for the entire SIMO technical division to include the MH-47, MH-60, MH-6, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Avionics, Aircraft Survivability Equipment, Sensors, and Weapons programs. Successful performance requires knowledge of the aircraft-level qualification requirements and the ability to interface effectively with aircraft subsystems and systems developers and airworthiness qualification engineers.


  • Participate in aerial flight in a Flight Test Engineering capacity
  • Develop test plans, coordinate test activities to include test range scheduling and planning, data collection and processing.
  • Apply and administrate the requirements of Army Regulation (AR) 70-62 as they apply to ARSOA aircraft.
  • Participate as a member of Technical Interface Meetings (TIM), Program Reviews, Test Integration Working Groups (TIWG), and System Safety Working Groups (SSWG).
  • Participate in aerial flight in a Flight Test Engineering capacity.
  • Work closely with engineering counterparts, to include, but not limited to the Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED), and Technology Application Program Office (TAPO).
  • Perform routine clerical, administrative, and logistics tasks as required in support of the SIMO.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience working in military/commercial aviation is required
  • Minimum of 3 years experience with planning and conducting flight tests
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field is required. (Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical)
  • Secret or Interim Secret security clearance is required

Salary and Benefits:

  • Negotiable based on experience
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401K, FSA, sick leave, disability, and life insurance
  • Paid time off (3 weeks)
  • Ten Federal holidays plus an 11th company holiday

Aerospace Engineer - Ft Eustis, VA

USfalcon, recognized as one of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the United States, is seeking an Aerospace Engineer to work at Fort Eustis, VA to provide specialized engineering support services to assist the Aviation Integration Directorate (AID) in the execution of specific technical mission areas.



- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or related discipline from an accredited engineering college.

- 10-15 years of relevant experience.

- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook).

Clearance Requirement:

- Final Top Secret Security clearance.


- N/A.

Preferred Qualifications:

- DAWIA Level II certified in Program Management, Test, or SPRDE or a PMP Certification.

- Graduate/Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from an accredited engineering college

- Knowledgeable in helicopter performance theory, performance models and performance flight test data.

- Knowledgeable in helicopter mission planning tools for calculating performance and mission planning parameters.

- Knowledgeable in helicopter mechanical operation and flight critical subsystems.

- Knowledgeable in helicopter operations and use of operator manuals, weight and balance calculations, etc.

- Knowledgeable in the process and documentation of helicopter airworthiness.

- Knowledgeable in preparing technical reports, flight test plans, technical findings, and airworthiness substantiation documents.

- Knowledgeable in preparing acquisition documents, including acquisition strategies, program budgets, and contracting plans.

- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook).


- Serve as an Aviation Program Manager’s liaison for determining the impacts of aircraft modifications to aircraft airworthiness.

- Prepare and present technical and historical documents for a review board to determine impacts to airworthiness and continued helicopter safety of flight.

- Recommend, justify, track, and distribute airworthiness release documents, including but not limited to substantiation documents, airworthiness releases, and configuration control documentation.

- Calculate helicopter performance based on test, published, extrapolated or estimated data.

- Evaluate data for inclusion in helicopter user manuals.

- Work collaboratively with a team to integrate the performance data into aircraft software and Mission Planning systems as appropriate.

- Support the program manager in the design, development, integration, testing, evaluation, fielding, and support of aviation weapons systems and associated mission equipment.

- Assist budget and logistics specialists in the development of system costs.

- Perform technical writing.

- Occasional travel (1-2 times per month) within the continental US.

- Additional duties as assigned.

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; SECRET, TS, or TS/SCI clearance is required.


About the Company: USfalcon provides integrated technology solutions worldwide to Department of Defense and National Security clients in the areas of Aerospace, Mission Systems Engineering, Information Technology and Education and Training. USfalcon has been recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States, with offices in Cary, NC, Reston, VA, Colorado Springs, CO, Dayton, OH and Huntsville, AL. USfalcon is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

NASA Langley Research Center - Research Pilot

NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC), Research Services Directorate (RSD) is currently seeking interested candidates for a Research Pilot position. This position serves as an Aerospace Engineer/Research Pilot piloting aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) used in research, development, and test programs; planning and evaluating test parameters; performing flight and/or ground simulations of advanced missions and aircraft; and actively participating with project engineers and scientists responsible for the development, design, testing, evaluation, and reporting on new aircraft or aircraft systems.

Position will be filled at the GS-14 grade level. The full performance level for this position is GS-15. If selected at the lower level, employee may be non-competitively promoted to the next grade when qualified and recommended by management. Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for the actual assignment and performance of the higher-level duties.


As a Research Pilot, the incumbent participates, leads, and contributes to the engineering research and operational aspects of a wide variety of LaRC flight, simulation, and laboratory experiments. Duties will require operation of a variety of aircraft types including small business jet to medium sized jet transport aircraft, turboprop and piston-engine aircraft, as well as UAS vehicles. Applies unique aviation and flight test knowledge, experience/safety practices to all aspects of aircraft flight projects.

Serves as a Lead Aerospace Engineer/Research Pilot on assigned flight, piloted-simulation, and UAS experiments and provides support piloting/operational consultation on other experiments/activities. Serves as a Lead Test Pilot while conducting aircraft/space hardware test programs to meet research program objectives. Provides assistance to researchers/operations engineers for experiment planning, implementation, data collection, analysis, reporting and presentation of technical results. Develops/designs flight operations, equipment, or systems for a broad range of interdisciplinary activities and highly specialized functions that cut across conventional lines of engineering/scientific fields. Initiates, plans, designs, and develops experiment methods, procedures, techniques, and requirements. Initiates, reviews and collaborates on hazard identification and analysis, risk classification, human factors considerations, and research hazard mitigation.

Applies accepted flight research principles/practices/techniques for aircraft operation or data collection to meet requirements of specific research experiments. Serves as a safety pilot during flight experiments/research with other subject pilots. Required to operate LaRC aircraft and simulators to maintain required proficiency levels and to provide support to LaRC and other programs. Support flying may include aerobatic maneuvering, chase, formation, aerial photography/survey, logistics, maintenance, and mission management flights. Maintains proficiency in different aircraft and demonstrates ability to handle in-flight emergencies. Implements policy by writing accident plans and procedure manuals.

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Flight Test Pilot (Fixed Wing) - FAA

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Flight Test Pilot

  Wichita, KS


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Flight Test Pilot

  Wichita, KS


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