Applied Minds - Combat Pilot Consultant


APPLIED MINDS is looking for highly-experienced former (non-active duty) fighter pilots, to act as design, operations, and human factors consultants on a challenging project to invent the future combat pilot control interface modalities.  Experience across multiple high-performance platforms is desirable, as well as combat experience with US Air Force 4th, and some familiarity with 5th generation fighters.

Founded in 2000, Applied Minds draws on the talents of nearly 150 employees and a network of external subject matter experts to innovate by working across the disciplines of art, design, science, and engineering.  We help government organizations and Tier 1 & 2 contractors innovate in the development and application of new creative concepts, technologies and products.

Our work encompasses human machine interface design, user experience design, conceptual design, creative problem solving, hardware and software development, and rapid prototyping.  The company works equally in the defense and industrial sectors, as well as directly for the US Government.  

Specific topics to be covered within this project include, but which do not need to be within the previous experience of the applicant are:

  1. 1. Next generation Human Machine Interfaces for high performance aircraft
  2. 2. Data visualization, displays, flight control, & user experience design
  3. 3. Flight management, advanced automation software, and enhanced SA
  4. 4. Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, & Expert Systems
  5. 5. Sensor fusion, processing, correlation, data reduction, and presentation
  6. 6. Massive database management, data analytics, and processing
  7. 7. Common sense, and context based data analytics, and interactive systems
  8. 8. Human / AI interaction and cooperation


US citizenship is required, and prior or active security clearance is a plus.

Qualified and interested candidates, please apply here to be considered for this position:

Lead Test Pilot - Honeywell

Honeywell International is a $40 billion diversified Fortune 100 leader with more than 131,000 employees in 100 countries around the world.  We invent and manufacture technologies that address some of the world’s toughest challenges linked to global macro trends like energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity.

Lead Test Pilot - FAA 

Location: Phoenix, AZ (Deer Valley) 

The Lead Test Pilot at the Honeywell Flight Test Operations Deer Valley site is accountable for the professional standards and performance as a flight crew member. 

The duties of the Lead Test Pilot include

  • Active participation as a Pilot (PIC or SIC) in Flight Test Operations missions at the Site, providing Cross –Site pilot support as appropriate to Department needs and providing a superior example in the area of professional standards, operational performance, training and safety 
  • Utilize Honeywell Flight Test Aircraft to develop, test, certify and demonstrate aerospace products produced by the company. 
  • Utilize standard operating procedures and ensuring all Site flight crew members understand and comply with the requirements of the Honeywell Flight Test Operations Manual 
  • Supporting, supervising and directing aircraft crews, including the scheduling of flight crew members to best meet the mission requirements of the Company, Department and Site 
  • Piloting for the purpose of executive transportation may be an occasional duty 
  • Interface and participation with engineering, marketing and sales, media and communications, as well as external customers in general, business, regional, air transport and military aviation will be part of a team effort to meet the needs of our customers in all these areas 
  • Participation in design, evaluation, testing, data collection, documentation of performance and certification of a wide variety of Honeywell Aerospace products is integral to the job 
  • Conduct of periodic personnel evaluations to ensure superior levels of performance 
  • Participate in an active aviation safety program (i.e. Safety Management System) per the requirements of the Flight Test Operations Manual Representing the company in aviation matters to trade and general media, trade associations, the FAA, state or municipal aviation bodies, airport management, community organizations and contract agencies 
  • Honeywell Flight Test Pilots also participate in supporting the internal operations of the Department as team members responsible for record keeping, training, flight planning, test planning

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five plus years relevant experience in the Aerospace industry
  • Must be a US person (US citizen, US permanent resident or individual with protected status i.e. asylum/refugee) due to US export control laws and regulations. 

Additional Qualifications

  • Holds a valid Airline Transport Pilot License or equivalent military experience 
  • Flight text operations experience highly desired. 
  • Holds a Type Rating for one of the types of aircraft operated at the Site or in an aircraft acceptable to the site leader. 
  • Qualified in accordance with FAA and Honeywell Flight Test Operations training requirements to act as a Pilot-in-Command of one of the following aircraft: CE500, BE90, PC-12, DA-EASY, E170/190 or other aircraft acceptable to the site leader. 
  • 3,000 hours minimum pilot experience for turbine powered aircraft or aircraft requiring a type rating. 
  • 100 hours minimum total pilot time in the Category and Class (and type if a type rating is required) unless the aircraft is a new type in which no pilots have accrued 100 hours 
  • Prior experience with avionics or engines product development, flight test, demonstration flying and/or FAA Certification highly valued 
  • Prior experience with Honeywell Management Operating Systems, Quality Management Systems, Safety Management Systems and/or Aircraft Operations a plus

All applicants for placement in DOT/FAA safety-sensitive positions will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug test, testing for Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates and Phencyclidine (PCP). The DOT/FAA regulations require all employees, regular and temporary, in safety-sensitive positions, to be included in the Honeywell Anti-drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Plan. 

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Test Operations Lead - LMCO

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E1455:Aeronautical Engineer Sr Stf

Job Description :
The successful candidate will be an experienced Lead Flight Test Engineer. Candidate will be acting in the role as a Test Operations Lead in a CTF. Other duties include Flight Test Engineering functions at the Aeronautics Advanced Development Program (ADP) Skunk Works in Palmdale, CA. Required skills include: Flight Test Management, Mission Control Room (MCR) experience as a Test Conductor and Test Director. Additional duties include leading mission rehearsals, simulation support, pre-flight analysis, ground and flight test card development and execution; and post-flight data review/analysis. Responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of test missions and provide technical support and direction to a flight test team of aircrew, control room engineers and subject matter experts during test flights.

The position will require control and tracking of aircraft configuration, issuance, and closure of documentation relating to work performed on the aircraft, coordination of aircraft modifications, coordinating and staging of support equipment, developing and maintaining aircraft and team test schedules, and coordinating with other organizations associated with test readiness. Primary tasks including execution of ground and flight tests as Lead Flight Test Engineer, requiring the ability to clearly transfer detailed test plans into detailed test cards to effectively perform test procedures and manage the test missions in order to obtain test objectives. The applicant must be able to effectively communicate, direct, interact and lead other test team members to achieve test success. Understanding of aircraft systems and capabilities, with multiple systems using embedded software and integrated avionics, is needed in order to assist in the development of realistic test procedures. Will also develop and maintain training curriculum, train less experienced team members, and maintain training records.

Travel, overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work may be required. This position will act as the principal focal point between maintenance, engineering and flight crew. Must possess ability to interface with all levels of Combined Test Force and customer management. Flight Test facility and control room and supporting architecture management preferred.

Aircraft flying experience as a pilot or crewmember is a valued asset.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. An active Top Secret security clearance is required.

Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access.

Basic Qualifications
* Flight Test/Test Operations Leadership Experience
* Flight Test Mission Experience (Test Conductor/Test Director)) in a Combined Test Force
* Crew Resource Management Qualified (CRM)

* Must have a Top Secret to start and be able to obtain a Top Secret SCI Clearance.
* Bachelor's or above engineering/technical degree with 10-14 plus years of professional experience

Desired skills
* Aeronautical Engineering degree
* Pilot or former aircrew member
* Demonstrated above average verbal and written communication skills.
* Self-motivated, independent, ability to prioritize and multi-task, strong sense of personal accountability; strive for continuous self-improvement.
* Experience with MS Office applications and toolsets, experience working with LM applications and other electronic tools: Matlab, Simulink, JEDI, ATLAS, PDM, and JDL.
* Able and willing to accommodate a dynamic environment, work schedule, overtime and weekends.

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Location(s): Palmdale California

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Flight Test and Demonstration Pilot - Textron Aviation

Flight Test and Demonstration Pilot-253511

This position is for an experienced flight test and demonstration pilot or weapons system operator, and will report directly to the Textron Aviation Chief Pilot for Government and Special Missions aircraft. Candidate will be primarily responsible for conducting mission and weapons systems development, flight test and customer demonstration flights (as applicable) on the Scorpion aircraft. Substantial direct support to various Business Development efforts will also be required. Additional responsibilities will include flights to off-site international destinations as well as engineering flight testing of new and existing Textron Aviation aircraft. Candidate will provide flight test technical support for experimental aircraft and payload systems development in a rapid design and prototyping environment, and must collaborate and communicate effectively with multiple engineering disciplines.

To apply:

Lockheed Martin - International F-16 Instructor Pilot

International F-16 Instructor Pilot

Job Description:

F-16 Contract Instructor Pilot (IP) SME assigned to the Iraq Advanced Pilot Training (IAPT) program. Instructs newly trained Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) F-16 pilots in USAF authorized Tactics, Techniques and Procedures through USAF defined Continuation Training (CT) to enable IqAF to achieve and maintain F-16 Combat Mission Ready (CMR) status. Flying responsibilities will be performed in F-16s belonging to the IqAF in Tucson AZ and Iraq. Contract IPs will induct current and qualified IqAF F-16 pilots into IAPT. Contract IPs will develop curricula and training content, will perform airborne instruction in single and dual seat F-16 aircraft with Iraqi Mission Pilots (MP), will perform airborne training mission support, will operate and instruct simulator missions defined in IAPT CT syllabi, will perform classroom platform and table top instruction, will determine mission pilot proficiency and will report on MP progress and develop new teaching methods. Contract IPs will perform each category of training for IAPT MPs and will also lead Iraqi candidates through Flight Leader Upgrade and Instructor Pilot Upgrade programs. Contract IPs will operate F-16 aircraft in accordance with most restrictive applicable regulations, provided by the USAF, IqAF, and program/corporate policies and procedures. Highest emphasis will be placed on flight crewmembers safety and customer service. Contract IPs are responsible for training in all F-16 pilot related subjects such as aircraft systems, operating procedures, handling emergencies, problem analysis, aircraft navigation, radio operation and aerodynamics and special procedures relating to conduct of operational employment. Contract IPs will develop and amend program as required based on customer requirements and will serve as Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company international training experts to provide guidance on establishing training additional international training programs. Flying operations are currently conducted at Tucson ANG Base and in Balad Iraq. Contract IPs are expected to deploy long term or perform short term rotations to Iraq. Current rotation posture and options will be discussed during the interview. Permanent relocation options to Tucson will also be discussed during the interview.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate must be a current or former USAF F-16 IP with a minimum of 1000 flight hours in 4th and/or 5th generation fighter aircraft.
  • Must have valid passport.
  • Candidate must have prior experience in USAF Pilot Academic and Simulator Training.
  • Candidate must have operational experience with advanced sensor systems such as Night Vision Goggles (NVG) employment, Targeting Pod employment inc. Sniper, Lightening, LANTIRN, etc.) Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System and advanced weapons employment.
  • Candidate must be familiar with current instructional techniques and delivery methods.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of USAF publications and an understanding of 4th and/or 5th generation fighter aircraft systems.
  • Candidate must have experience working in an international environment which required them to interact with multiple functional areas and personnel of diverse natures.
  • Use of Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is required.
    Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access.
Desired skills

  • Experience with F-16 international pilot training curriculum
  • Familiarity with F-16 contractor program requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of F-16 systems for various blocks and models of aircraft
  • F-16 Full Mission Simulator and Weapons System Trainer experience
  • F-16 Functional Check Flight Pilot
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent leadership traits, strong oral & written communication abilities, solid ability to organize, and a high desire to provide customer satisfaction.

Apply for the Role Here:

NTPS FW Test Pilot Instructor Position

NTPS FW Test Pilot Instructor Position

The National Test Pilot School is seeking a Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor. If selected, you will work as part of a close team developing and delivering Fixed Wing Performance, Flying Qualities and Systems flight test course material. In this role you will provide both ground and airborne instruction to test pilot and flight test engineer students. You will be expected to teach all aspects of the Fixed Wing P&FQ and Systems curriculum, based on your experience. 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.

Position Title: Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor.

Worksite: Mojave, CA.

Education, Training & Experience Requirements:

  1. Master’s Degree in Engineering (or closely related field) or equivalent.
  2. Test Pilot Graduate of an SETP recognized test pilot school.
  3. Minimum of three years’ experience as a Fixed Wing experimental test pilot.
  4. Class II FAA medical or equivalent.
  5. Fluent in English (full working proficiency)
  6. Skilled in Microsoft Office products.

Education, Training & Experience Desirable Criteria:

  1. Ten years of Fixed Wing flight test experience.
  2. Significant test experience with P&FQ, Radar, EO/IR, Weapons, Comm/Nav systems and Civil Certification
  3. Previous instructional experience (civil or military).
  4. FAA Commercial Pilot License with Airplane, Single-Engine & Multi-Engine, Instrument & CFI ratings.
  5. EASA Category I Flight Test and Flight Test Instructor ratings.

NTPS offers a competitive salary and benefits package. There is occasional travel associated with this position for field trips and student projects.

Interested parties should contact

Lynda Matos

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