FAA Test Pilot Job

The FAA is looking for an experienced test pilot in either Westbury NY or Burlington MA.  This is for one position but we have six open announcements to make this available to airplane, rotorcraft and dual-rated pilots. These announcements close on 10/29/2020.

We are specifically looking for a test pilot with powered-lift experience; however, due to OPM job classification requirements we bid this for helicopter, airplane or dual-rated pilots. Powered-lift experience is a specialized placement factor.

Complete experience requirements are listed in the six different postings; minimum requirements are:

  • All applicants MUST possess a valid first or second-class medical certificate. Selected candidates must obtain a first class medical certificate prior to appointment.
  • Candidates must possess a current Commercial Pilot Certificate or Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating or the appropriate military ratings.
  • Flight test positions require completion of a flight test school such as a military flight test school or the FAA flight test pilot school, or at least 1 year of experience either flight testing aircraft for engineering approval (civilian or military) or analyzing aircraft performance data.

Interested pilots should apply in USAjobs.gov at the following URL's

Open to the public, helicopter pilots - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581318900

Open to the public, dual rated pilots - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581319200

Open to the public, airplane pilots - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581320400

Open to current and former federal employees, helicopter pilots - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581319800

Open to current and former federal employees, dual rated pilots- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581319600

Open to current and former federal employees, airplane pilots - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581319700

Test Pilot Instructor - TFASA

Position Title: Test Pilot Instructor.

Worksite: Far East Asia.

Following the successful launch of our Joint Venture Test Pilot School, the Test Flying Academy of South Africa is looking to fill a number of additional Test Pilot Instructor positions in both Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing disciplines.

We require test pilot instructors on a permanent contract basis.

 Required Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  • Test Pilot Graduate of either USAF TPS, USNTPS, ETPS or EPNER test pilot schools (Full 12 month/Cat 1/Class A course)
  • Degree in Engineering or closely related to flight testing field (or significant equivalent experience).
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a test pilot.
  • Medically fit to fly.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Competent in IT skills

Desired Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  • Six years of flight test experience.
  • Test experience with Certification, AFCS, Radar, EO/IR and Comm/Nav systems.
  • Previous test pilot school instructional experience.
  • Experience in teaching students to whom English is not their first language
  • Test or certification experience for CS 25/FAR 25 category aircraft. 

TFASA offers an outstanding salary and benefits package. There is also occasional travel associated with this position for field trips, student projects, course presentation, and consulting. Initial contract commitment of 4 years with negotiable terms possible.

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

Craig Penrice, CTPS Manager, TFASA, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2 Job Openings - Turkish Aerospace

Position Title: Rotary Wing Flight Test Pilot Instructor (FTI)

Worksite: Turkish Aerospace, Ankara/TURKEY

Turkish Aerospace is looking for qualified candidates for a Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor in support of Turkish Aerospace Test Pilot School (TTPS) which is scheduled to operate in the beginning of 2021. The job location is at Turkish Aerospace, Ankara, Turkey. For more information about Turkish Aerospace please visit:  www.tai.com.tr/en and https://youtu.be/c2ZAn6SfCx0

Scope:

In this role you will be instructing in Test Pilot/FTE Training flights and work as part of a team developing flight test training course material. You are also expected to instruct on rotary wing performance, flying qualities and systems curriculum in the scope of flight test exercises.

Required Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  • Test Pilot Graduate of a SETP recognized test pilot school (Full Course/Cat 1/Class A course)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or closely related to flight testing field (or significant equivalent experience).
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Rotary Wing Experimental Test Pilot.
  • Class I medical or equivalent.
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL-H).
  • Category I Flight Test Instructor (FTI) rating, with minimum 2 years of experience.
  • Fluent in English.

Desired Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  • Previous test pilot school teaching experience.
  • EASA Category I FTI rating and test pilot rating.
  • Test experience in Helicopter Civil Certification Process.
  • Current in flying
  • Personal Security Clearance.
  • Master’s or above Degree in Engineering or closely related to flight testing field (or significant equivalent experience).

We provide a competitive salary and benefits package. Related to this position, there might be occasional travels or field trips as part of the training activities. An initial contract will be offered with a commitment of 3-plus years on negotiable terms. A shorter term contract requests will be evaluated case by case.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and a resume/CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

+90 312 8111800 ext. 7189

+90 531 9669098 (mobile)

Position Title: Rotary Wing Flight Test Engineer Instructor  

Worksite: Turkish Aerospace, Ankara/TURKEY

Turkish Aerospace is looking for qualified candidates for Rotary Wing Flight Test Engineer Instructor in support of Turkish Aerospace Test Pilot School (TTPS) which is scheduled to operate in the beginning of 2021. The job location is at Turkish Aerospace, Ankara, Turkey. For more information about Turkish Aerospace please visit:  www.tai.com.tr/en and https://youtu.be/c2ZAn6SfCx0

Scope:

In this role you will be instructing in Test Pilot/FTE Training flights and work as part of a team developing flight test training course material. You are also expected to instruct on rotary wing performance, flying qualities and systems curriculum in the scope of flight test exercises as Flight Test Engineer Instructor.

Required Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  • Flight Test Engineer Graduate of a SETP recognized test pilot school (Full Course/Cat 1/Class A course)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or closely related to flight test related field (or significant equivalent experience).
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Rotary Wing Flight Test Engineer.
  • Class II medical or equivalent.
  • Fluent in English.

Desired Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  • Previous test pilot school instructional experience as an FTE.
  • Test experience with Civil Certification.
  • Master’s or above Degree in Engineering or closely related to flight test related field (or significant equivalent experience).
  • Current in flying
  • Fulfil the requirements of EASA CAT 1 Lead FTE.
  • Private Pilot License (PPL-H)
  • Personal Security Clearance.

We provide a competitive salary and benefits package. Related to this position, there might be occasional travels or field trips as part of the training activities. An initial contract will be offered with a commitment of 3-plus years on negotiable terms. A shorter term contract requests will be evaluated case by case.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and a resume/CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

+90 312 8111800 ext. 7189

+90 531 9669098 (mobile)

Senior Engineering Test Pilot, Skai

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Senior Engineering Test Pilot:

To apply: Click Here

Description:

Skai, a pioneer in the air mobility sector based in Hopkinton, MA. Their vision is to make air mobility an everyday option for millions of people while minimizing the environmental impact.

Founded in 2006, Skai’s key advantage has always been its people. Through their efforts, Skai expects to make a meaningful contribution to changing the world. 

The Senior Engineering Test Pilot is responsible for organizing, planning, and conducting ground and flight tests for air vehicle development and civil certification, functioning as a subject matter expert to the company engineering and airworthiness teams, and to company management.

The Senior Engineering Test Pilot’s specific duties include:    

1. Apply flight test risk management principles to all ground and flight test activities.

2. Plan ground and flight tests. 

3. Conduct both manned and un-manned ground and flight tests for development and civil certification.

4. Facilitate the resolution of technical obstacles to aircraft development and certification. 

5. Work cooperatively across boundaries in accomplishing company goals and objectives.

6. Manage timely data submittals.

7. Identify and work to resolve potential obstacles to safe aircraft development and certification.

Requirements:

Qualifications

1. Minimum of five years as a test pilot, with experience in test planning, execution, and reporting.

2. FAA Commercial or ATP Pilot Certificate with Rotorcraft-Helicopter and Instrument Ratings.

3. FAA First or Second Class Medical Certificate.

4. Skill in writing test plans and test reports and in communicating flight test objectives and results.

5. Ability to apply flight test risk management processes, hazard identification and risk mitigation.

6. Experience in evaluating the following: 

  • vehicle performance
  • handling qualities
  • integrated cockpit, flight management systems and glass displays
  • fly-by-wire or heavily augmented flight control systems

7. Experience in FAA certification of aircraft for 14 CFR Parts 23, 25, 27 or 29.

8. Knowledge of FAA certification processes and regulatory requirements.

9. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team. 

10. Skill in working across functional and organizational lines.

11. Ability to interact effectively with FAA and with Skai engineering and airworthiness specialists in accomplishing our certification objectives and coordinating the resolution of technical issues.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Graduate of an SETP recognized test pilot school

2. Current FAA DER Flight Test Pilot designation

3. FAA Airplane-Single Engine and Multiengine Rating

4. FAA CFI/CFII Certificate

5. 14 CFR part 107 pilot certificate 

6. Large air vehicle remote pilot experience

It is the policy of Skai to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Interested candidates please visit our website at www.skai.co 

To apply: Click Here

Principal Hypersonics Test Operations Engineer - Stratolaunch

Principal Hypersonics Test Operations Engineer

Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not exist otherwise. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic, and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.

As the Principal Hypersonics Test Operations Engineer , you will accept a critical role in achieving new milestones in aviation, and enable development of high-speed test vehicles to be air-launched from the Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft. You will provide effective leadership as the focal point for high-speed vehicle test planning and execution, to include the potential to act as a Test Conductor for the mission control team during test events. You should possess considerable experience in test vehicle configuration control, test planning and resourcing, and conducting disciplined, effective developmental flight test, or similar experience in a technically demanding environment.

As a key member of the Stratolaunch team, you will have an essential role in meeting our ambitious company objectives. You must establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues on a small, agile design-to-flight team. You will be challenged with bringing unique and complex aircraft from initial airworthiness to operational use, at a company that believes in giving our team members the authority and responsibility to succeed.

https://careers.stratolaunch.com/mojave-ca/principal-hypersonic-test-operations-engineer/EF3D73C3C4154035A141B2D35101EAA4/job/

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and manage test strategy and objectives, test plans, test procedures, and mission cards for ground and flight testing for the high-speed test vehicles
  • Coordinate closely with vehicle engineering team to define test and data requirements, and identify system safety or operational concerns
  • Coordinate closely with multiple vehicle crew chiefs and ground support personnel to ensure operational priorities are understood and met
  • Organize preparation for and lead Test Readiness Review activities as representative for the high-speed test vehicles
  • Identify test hazards and develop mitigation actions
  • Manage and communicate test-specific vehicle limitations and test readiness review actions
  • Lead high-speed vehicle test execution team
  • Coordinate on-vehicle priorities and schedules to meet final assembly and test requirements
  • Assist with functional system test planning and execution in areas such as avionics, flight control actuation, recovery systems, propulsion integration and propulsion system demonstration activities
  • Work with Carrier Aircraft operations team to ensure successful vehicle mating and integrated systems testing is accomplished
  • Assist with the coordination of range, airspace and support resources in support of high-speed vehicle flight tests
  • Execute integrated vehicle ground test activities and as key member of mission control room team during flight test activities
  • Coordinate high-speed vehicle test data analysis and ensure test results are appropriately reviewed, documented, and controlled
  • Provide key inputs to and mature the high-speed vehicle Concept of Operations including ground and flight operational procedures, timelines, checklists, and emergency response actions, starting from payload receipt through recovery of multiple vehicles per mission
  • Provide key inputs to FAA launch licensing and government test range coordination efforts
  • Participate in payload customer meetings, including meetings for payload integration/deintegration planning, integrated vehicle testing and data product delivery
  • Facilitate payload hardware and software integration and integrated test on high-speed test vehicle
  • Evaluate risks and risk mitigation plans to determine if the risks are appropriate and risk mitigations are adequate
  • Travel, as needed, to support design, mission planning, and other tasks for the Program Director
  • Demonstrate integrity, accountability and initiative to fulfill commitments

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required

  • Technical aerospace leadership or experience, including supervision and training in a technical environment
  • Ability to analyze and prioritize tasks on their own initiative, and drive projects to completion, to fit within overall business goals
  • Ability to lead a small team, make decisions, communicate requirements, and quickly adapt to changing priorities
  • Previous experience with new, experimental, or modified aircraft, launch vehicles or spacecraft, technical and safety review boards, and configuration control methods
  • Knowledge of risk management or safety management systems
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to work irregular hours and work days, and travel periodically
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Highly Desired

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or similar technical foundation
  • Flight Test Engineer graduate of a recognized test pilot school long course
  • Previous experience as a Test Director or Test Conductor for a developmental test program
  • Previous experience as a Flight Test Engineer or control room engineer on an active test program
  • Experience with launch vehicle or aircraft requirements verification
  • Experience with launch vehicle, air-launch, or high-speed flight programs
  • Possess or be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Experience with government flight test organizations, ranges, and procedures

Education/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from accredited institution and 10 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Required computer skills
  • MS Office
  • Configuration management tools
  • Engineering and test data analysis tools such as IADS and MATLAB

Special remarks

  • Travel estimated to be approximately 5%
  • This position is located in Mojave, CA
  • Applicants must be a US citizen to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor - National Test Pilot School

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor. National Test Pilot School, 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 the only accredited test pilot school.

NTPS is looking to hire an outstanding Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor to join our cadre of flight test professionals. You will work as part of a team developing and delivering flight test course material. You will be teaching both academic and airborne instruction all aspects of the Rotary Wing P&FQ and Systems curriculum to both test pilot and flight test engineer students. You should have excellent interpersonal skills that will allow you to work well with people having a wide range of experience and diverse cultural backgrounds. You must be able to explain complex subjects in a manner that can be assimilated and applied by all students.

Required Education, Training, & Experience Criteria:

  • Test Pilot Graduate of a SETP recognized Test Pilot School
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or field closely associated with flight testing
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a Rotary Wing experimental test pilot
  • Class II FAA medical
  • Fluent in English

Desired Education, Training, & Experience Criteria:

  • Ten+ years of flight test experience.
  • Previous test pilot school instructional experience
  • Test experience with Civil Certification, Radar, EO/IR & Comm/Nav systems
  • FAA Commercial Pilot License; Rotorcraft (Helicopter) & CFI
  • EASA Flight Test Instructor rating
  • FAA Commercial Pilot License; Airplane (SEL/MEL) & CFI/MEI
  • NVG and/or Helmet Mounted Display 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 a cover letter and resume/CV to:

Stefan Hanekom

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

661-824-2977

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Contact Info

The Society of Experimental Test Pilots

44814 North Elm Avenue

Lancaster, California, 93534 USA 

Phone 661.942.9574

Fax 661.940.0398