Aerospace Engineer - USfalcon, Inc


USfalcon, Inc., 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.

Please apply online to be appropriately considered: 


The Aerospace Engineer will provide specialized engineering support services to assist the Aviation Integration Directorate (AID) in the execution of specific technical mission areas.

  • Calculate helicopter performance based on test, published, extrapolated or estimated data. Evaluate data for inclusion in helicopter user manuals.
  • Work collaboratively with Program Manager, Government Crewmembers, TAPO, SOMPE, and affiliated contractors to integrate the performance data into Mission Planning software and the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS).
  • Serve as the PM SP2100 liaison to the Safety of Flight Review Board (SOFRB).
  • Prepare and present technical and historical documents for the SOFRB.
  • Recommend, justify, track, and distribute airworthiness release documents, including but not limited to Airworthiness Releases, Army Change Notices, and Army Repair/Replace reports.
  • Perform technical writing.
  • Occasional travel within the continental US.
  • Additional duties as assigned


 Required Skills:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience.

 Desired Skills:

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

 Education: Bachelor’s degree in aeronautics, mechanical or electrical engineering from an accredited engineering college

 Clearance: Secret security clearance and must be able to obtain a Top-Secret Clearance

Job Opening - Aurora Flight Sciences, Flight Test Pilot

Flight Test Pilot


Manassas, VA

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Job Qualifications:

Aurora Flight Sciences is seeking both rotary-wing and fixed-wing flight test pilots to support the development of highly advanced autonomous aircraft systems.  Aurora is developing the next generation of aircraft, both manned and unmanned, and is looking for outstanding pilots and engineers to lead our test programs. 

This job requires a combination of engineering and flight test skills.  The candidate will take an active role in the development, test planning, and test execution of cutting-edge new technology and products.  This is your opportunity to test, evaluate and influence the aircraft of the future. 

Specific Responsibilities:

Flight test pilots are actively engaged in the full test program for our manned and unmanned experimental aircraft, from development of a Test and Engineering Master Plan (TEMP) to test execution and reporting.  Organization, strategic thinking, and planning skills are essential.  This is a multi-disciplinary role that interacts with multiple internal and external organizations, so written and verbal communication skills are critical.  Specific responsibilities for this position include:

·         Support development, operation and demonstration of autonomous aircraft systems.

·         Serve as Pilot In Command of experimental / developmental aircraft.

·         Lead and/or participate in system design and design reviews (commensurate with background engineering discipline).

·         Develop test strategies, test plans and test procedures for the aerospace vehicles and components given systems requirements.

·         Lead and/or participate in ground and flight test events as Test Conductor or Test Crew member.

·         Collect and analyze test data and compile detailed test reports.


·         Graduate of recognized test pilot school (USAF TPS, USNTPS, NTPS, etc) required.

·         Minimum 1500 hours flight time required

·         For rotary-wing applicants, significant multi-engine, heavy helicopter experience (S-76, H-60, H-53, H-1, etc) required

·         For fixed-wing applicants, 1000 hours multi-engine fixed wing flight time desired

·         Strong technical foundation and skills in one or more of the following engineering disciplines:

o    Aerodynamics

o    Mechanical / Structures

o    Software

o    Electrical

·         Must have direct experience in the conduct of ground and flight test of aerospace vehicles.

·         Must have direct experience developing and/or reviewing test strategies. Test & Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPS); test objective definition, test procedure generation and review, test execution and test reporting.

·         Be able to interface routinely with a multi-disciplined team to include military and government customers, team contractors and various subcontractors.

·         Be independent and motivated; able to self-direct and manage time

·         Be able to travel 20% of time to support CONUS activities

·         Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Minimum Requirements:

·         BS in physical science or engineering and a minimum of 6 years of professional experience.

·         MUST BE A US person (Government contracts, no clearance required)

·         Have, or have the ability to obtain, a 2nd class FAA medical certificate

Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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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