Flight Test Facility Manager - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Flight Test Facility Manager


Lincoln Laboratory operates the Flight Test Facility to provide airborne platforms in support of diverse research and development programs.  Multiple aircraft are flown, maintained, and managed by a professional staff of pilots, certified maintenance technicians, and administrative personnel.  All flight operations are conducted using procedures and equipment that meet or exceed all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements, and safety of flight is a top priority.

The Flight Test Facility Manager will report to the Assistant Director of Operations and responsibilities include a wide range of operational and administrative duties, including but not limited to:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and management direction to flight, maintenance and engineering personnel to ensure optimal performance and professional competence.
  • Establish and maintain an active aviation safety program.
  • Ensure that high levels of customer service are provided to technical staff and sponsors.
  • Establish relationships with, and represent Flight Test Facility to external test organizations
  • Responsible for organizing, staffing, and resourcing the Flight Test Facility to meet R&D project requirements
  • Responsible for development of, and compliance with, the Flight Test Operations Manual
  • Evaluates and conduct performance reviews with direct reports including the Chief Test Pilot (CTP), Operations Head, maintenance head and Business manager
  • Establish and maintain FTF safety program to ensure compliance with all ground and flight safety requirements
  • Maintain currency as FTF CAT C test pilot
  • Ensure all FTF training and qualification programs are established and managed
  • Designate all pilot qualifications
  • Provide an environment that encourages personal development and opportunity for career growth.
  • Foster a working environment that provides staff members with ever increasing levels of responsibility and project ownership, and supports such activities through strong mentoring and guidance.
  • Lead change as required to ensure high quality FTF procedures are established and operations are maintained.
  • Prepare annual operating budgets that include operating expenses, facilities, supplies, outside services, personnel, training, capital expenses and reserves.
  • Advise management and technical staff on the capabilities and requirements for aircraft and other equipment in support of the Laboratory technical needs and goals.
  • Schedule and establish criteria for annual technical audits of the aircraft and maintenance operations.
  • Prepare near-term and long-range plans that align Laboratory and Flight Test Facility.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in aviation management engineering, science, physics or related field
  • 5 years developmental /experimental test pilot experience
  • Flight test organization management experience
  • Graduate of SETP recognized TPS Fixed Wing syllabus
  • FAA Commercial pilot license with minimum of 2000 hrs. in wide range of aircraft types including high performance jet aircraft

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 years flight test experience
  • 3000 hrs. pilot time in single and multi-piloted aircraft
  • U.S. Military fixed-wing pilot
  • Experience with FAA experimental airworthiness DEA and DAA certifications
  • FAA commercial single/multi-engine instrument ratings and CFI qualifications
  • Member of SETP
  • Masters Degree in technical field
  • UAS Experience

In order to be considered for this role, all interested candidates should apply via the following link: 






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Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor - NTPS

Position Title: Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor.

Worksite: Mojave, CA.

Come and join the World’s Test Pilot School! The National Test Pilot School is the World’s Leading Total Flight Test Training and Education Organization and we are looking to fill a Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor position. You will work as part of a close team developing and delivering Fixed Wing and Systems flight test course material. In this role you will get down and dirty teaching both ground and airborne instruction to test pilot and flight test engineer students. You can anticipate teaching in all aspects of the Fixed Wing P&FQ and Systems curriculum. You should have excellent interpersonal skills that will allow you to relate and work well with people with a wide range of experience and from diverse cultural backgrounds. You must be able to explain inherently complex subjects in a manner that can be assimilated and applied by all students. Come on! Check us out.

Required Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  1. Test Pilot Graduate of an SETP recognized test pilot school (Full 12 month/Cat 1/Class A course)
  2. Master’s/Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or closely related to flight testing field (or significant equivalent experience).
  3. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a Fixed Wing experimental test pilot.
  4. Class II FAA medical or equivalent.
  5. Fluent in English.
  6. Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

Desired Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  1. Ten years of Fixed Wing flight test experience.
  2. Test experience with Civil Certification, Radar, EO/IR and Comm/Nav systems.
  3. Previous test pilot school instructional experience.
  4. FAA Commercial Pilot License; Single-Engine & Multi-Engine Airplane, Instrument & CFI ratings.
  5. EASA Category I Test Pilot rating and Flight Test Instructor rating.
  6. NVG Experience

NTPS offers a competitive salary, 401k retirement plan, and benefits package. There is occasional travel associated with this position for field trips, student projects, course presentation, and consulting.

Interested parties should provide cover letter and resume/CV to:

Nigel Speedy, Head of Training

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Test Pilot - Scaled Composites


Lead Test Pilot Honeywell

The Required Job ID is HRD27926

To apply: https://www.honeywell.com/careers

Please see job description below:

Lead and determine airworthiness of Honeywell's aircrafts through inspection, flight testing and evaluation of flight performance, engine operation and flight characteristics. You will design flight tests, supervise technical staff, participate in accident investigation and ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. You will recommend changes to aircraft to better meet the pilot's needs or to improve flight. You will be the subject matter expert and ensure the highest levels of flight safety and comfort.

  • Provide the safest and most reliable travel experience for Honeywell executives through efficient and thorough flight testing
  • Develop effective flight testing methodologies to assess an airplane's performance and ensure it meets the highest quality and safety standards
  • Create and implement plans to achieve department goals and ensure best in class flight testing


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 3000 flight hours in turbine powered aircraft Airline Transport Rating, Airline Transport
  • Pilots License (ATPL)
  • Multi engine land and appropriate Type rating
  • 100 hours minimum total pilot time in the Category and Class: Airplane, Multi-Engine Land; Rotorcraft, Helicopter
  • FAA ATP Certificate - Airplane, Multi-Engine Land; Rotorcraft - Helicopter Instrument Rating - Rotorcraft, Helicopter


  • Bachelor's Degree in Aviation or Engineering
  • Extensive experience in flight testing and inspection
  • Experience in engineering flight testing of experimental types of aircraft or the solution of technical engineering problems at a professional level
  • Proven knowledge of all safety requirements for compliance
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards in aircraft testing

3 Test Pilot Job Openings with Lockheed Martin

Chief Test Pilot, F-16 Portfolio

Requisition 433642BR

URL: http://search.lockheedmartinjobs.com/ShowJob/Id/114788/F-16-Chief-Test-Pilot/


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is seeking a Chief F-16 Test Pilot in our Fort Worth, Texas location.  The selected candidate will be the chief advisor and primary liaison in support of the F-16 portfolio. 


·          Chief adviser to the Flight Operations Senior Manager on all aspects of F-16 production and flight test from programmatic to technical support

·          Primary liaison between flight operations, the Integrated Fighter Group and F-16 Chief Engineers

·          Provide daily technical support to include Product Vehicle Interface (PVI) development, requirements development, market assist, and subject  matter expert on all performance aspects of the F-16 aircraft

·          Subject matter expert for flight test program to include flight test planning, run card development, test execution, flight test safety and reporting

·          Fly all models of the F-16A/B/C/D/E/F in support of our worldwide mission, to include production, experimental and engineering flight test, test support, customer demonstration flights and other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

·          Suitable FAA commercial pilot's certificate (SE Land, Instrument Airplane)

·          Current FAA Class II medical certificate

·          Flight test experience in a fourth or fifth generation fighter aircraft

·          1,500 hours first-pilot time to include 100 hours as first pilot during engineering and/or acceptance flight tests

·          Graduate of a military Test Pilot School (TPS) or meet the qualifications for a TPS Waiver (2000hrs, 200hrs engineering flight test, 10 hours experimental flight test)

·          Must be willing to travel

·          Must be a US citizen

·          This position requires special access and a Secret security clearance updated within the last 5 years to start

Desired Skills


·          Current and qualified on the F-16, or previous F-16 flight test experience

·          Broad experience and qualification across the entire spectrum of flight test disciplines

·          Exceptional staff, communication and organizational skills

·          TOP SECRET security clearance




Test Pilot, Advanced Development Programs – Palmdale

Requisition 416865BR

URL: http://search.lockheedmartinjobs.com/ShowJob/Id/101024/Test-Pilot-Senior-Staff-Advanced-Programs/


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is seeking a Test Pilot for manned and unmanned aircraft at our Skunkworks facility in Palmdale, California.    


·          All aspects of Flight Test and Evaluation including:

o    Flight Test planning

o    HMI evaluation

o    Systems Integration Lab support

o    Flight Manual review

o    Pilot Checklist development

o    Test Pilot instruction on platform

o    Test Execution, Test Reporting, and other test duties as assigned

·          Flies manned and unmanned aircraft for functional checks, sensor systems development, tests improvements and updates to aircraft and ground systems

·          Writes flight test reports as required

·          Assists in writing test plans and test cards

·          Participates in formal safety reviews

·          Complies with all training and currency requirements under government contract supervision

·          Serves other LM Aero flight test programs as pilot or advisor as needed

·          Must be willing to travel

·          Applicant hired must agree to take and pass a polygraph examination

·          Must be a US Citizen, position is located at a facility that requires special access

·          Selected applicant must have a Top Secret security clearance with a Background investigation within the past five years

Basic Qualifications

·          FAA commercial pilot's certificate (SE Land and ME Land, Instrument Airplane) or Airline Transport Pilot

·          FAA Class I or II medical certificate

·          Test Pilot School (TPS) or equivalent experience

Desired Skills


·          Experience in all flight test disciplines to include weapons, avionics, and flight sciences

·          Instructor/training experience a plus

·          Strong communication and organizational skills