Experimental Test Pilot - Airbus

Experimental Test Pilot

Position Summary:

Complete helicopter ground and flight test operations that support AHI engineering, certification, NHC, and MAR objectives. Participate in the acquisition, analysis, and reporting of test data needed to show compliance
with applicable commercial and civil certifications standards and to meet customer requirements.

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Fixed Wing Research Pilot - NASA Johnson Space Center

NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas is pleased to announce an opening for a talented, motivated fixed wing research pilot under a Yulista contract.

See the Yulista Jobs link for full advertisement and detailed requirements by clicking HERE.

Duties will include flying multiple aircraft (WB-57, Super Guppy, GIII and GV) for logistics support and NASA's airborne science research worldwide under NASA's public use certification and operations. 

See job posting for minimum pilot qualifications and details.

Application and resume should be sent via the advertisement link.  Questions related to the hiring and application should be addressed to Yulista, however questions related to the duties, aircraft and location may be addressed to:

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

Test Pilot(s) - Alaka'i Technologies

Consultant Project Test Pilot:

Description:

Alaka’i, a pioneer in the air mobility sector, is based in Stow, MA. Their vision is to transform the way the world moves. They want to change the world by revolutionizing the transportation industry. Their vehicle will be the most convenient, cleanest, and safest way to move from A to B.

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

The Consultant Project Test Pilot is responsible for organizing, planning, and conducting ground and flight tests of both small UAS and Alakai’s Skai aircraft in support of air vehicle development and civil certification, functioning as a subject matter expert to the company engineering and airworthiness teams, and to company management.

The Project 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 un-manned ground and flight development tests.
  4. Work cooperatively across boundaries in accomplishing company goals and objectives.
  5. Produce timely planning, report, and data submittals.
  6. Identify and work to resolve potential obstacles to safe aircraft development and certification.

Requirements:

Qualifications

  1. Minimum of two years UAS remote pilot experience with multiple small or large UASs.
  2. Experience in test planning, execution, and reporting.
  3. 14 CFR part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate.
  4. Commercial or ATP Pilot Certificate. Rotorcraft-Helicopter Rating preferred.
  5. FAA First or Second Class Medical Certificate.
  6. Skill in writing test plans and test reports and in communicating flight test objectives and results.
  7. Ability to apply flight test risk management processes, hazard identification and risk mitigation.
  8. Familiarity with 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience as an engineering or experimental test pilot
  2. FAA CFI/CFII Certificate
  3. Large air vehicle remote pilot experience

It is the policy of Alaka’i 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 the careers link on our website at www.alakai.com 

Click here to apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1296105/Alakai-Technologies-Corporation/Consultant-Project-Test-Pilot


Senior Engineering Test Pilot:

Description:

Alaka’i, a pioneer in the air mobility sector, is based in Stow, MA. Their vision is to transform the way the world moves. They want to change the world by revolutionizing the transportation industry. Their vehicle will be the most convenient, cleanest, and safest way to move from A to B.

Founded in 2006, Alakai’s key advantage has always been its people. Through their efforts, Alakai 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. Produce timely planning, report, and data submittals.
  7. Identify and work to resolve potential obstacles to safe aircraft development and certification.

Requirements:

Qualifications

  1. Minimum of five years as an engineering or experimental test pilot, with experience in test planning, execution, and reporting.
  2. Minimum of two years UAS remote pilot experience.
  3. FAA Commercial or ATP Pilot Certificate with Rotorcraft-Helicopter and Instrument Ratings.
  4. 14 CFR part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate.
  5. FAA First or Second Class Medical Certificate.
  6. Skill in writing test plans and test reports and in communicating flight test objectives and results.
  7. Ability to apply flight test risk management processes, hazard identification and risk mitigation.
  8. 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
  1. Experience in FAA certification of aircraft for 14 CFR Parts 23, 25, 27 or 29.
  2. Knowledge of FAA certification processes and regulatory requirements.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team. 
  4. Skill in working across functional and organizational lines.
  5. Ability to interact effectively with FAA and with Alaka’i 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. Large air vehicle remote pilot experience

It is the policy of Alaka’i 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.alakai.com 

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Faculty Position in Flight Test Engineering - FIT

Faculty Position in Flight Test Engineering

Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901

Faculty Position in Flight Test Engineering

The Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology invites applications for a faculty member to serve as Program Chair of the Flight Test Engineering Program. The Florida Tech Flight Test Engineering program is a Master’s Level degree program that seeks to expand the student’s knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of aircraft flight testing. Florida Tech, a private university located on the Space Coast of Florida, is one of few universities in the world to offer such a degree program. In addition to the Master of Science degree program, a graduate certificate in flight test engineering is also offered to students of related engineering majors. This is a full-time faculty position with an expected start date no later than August 2023. The appointments will be tenure-track, and can be considered at any academic ranking including Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor based on experience.

We are interested in candidates with the requisite experience to lead the Flight Test Engineering program and who are committed to teaching at the graduate level while conducting cutting edge, externally funded research in flight test engineering and working with industry in related areas in support of student research. Applicants shall demonstrate a strong technical, research and leadership background in the field, and an ability to teach related flight test engineering coursework. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field, or a Master of Science degree and additional relevant experience commensurate with the program objectives.

Information about the Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences and the College of Engineering and Science can be found at http://floridatech.edu/apss/. We are at the heart of the vibrant aerospace community on the Florida Space Coast and nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Located at the birthplace of American space exploration, the Space Coast is experiencing dynamic economic growth in the aerospace industry, including companies such as Northrop Grumman, Collins Aerospace, Embraer, and others. Melbourne is served by the Melbourne Orlando International Airport, and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

To apply, send a single PDF document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. containing a cover letter, CV, a statement of flight test professional and research experience and interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for at least three references. Strong candidates will articulate a significant collaborative research program that meets the mission of the department. Positions will be open until filled, but applications received by Nov. 1 will be given full consideration. Florida Tech is an equal opportunity employer. The department is building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For further information, interested candidates may contact:

Dr. David Fleming
Head of Aerospace, Physics and Space Science
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Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by- course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

Equal opportunity Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Office of Title IX at John E. Miller Office Building (401QAD), 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 321-674- 8885, or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling the Office of Human Resource at 321-674-8100. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency  Notifications, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at: https://www.fit.edu/media/site- specific/wwwfitedu/security/documents/Main-Campus--ASFSR-2021.pdf

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Virgin Galactic - Pilots

Virgin Galactic (VG) is recruiting pilots to support the development and the flight test programs of its current and future spaceflight vehicles, and to operate commercial spaceflights. Successful applicants will be based at Spaceport America in New Mexico. Some work will also take place from time to time at other locations in NM, and in other States.

The primary responsibilities are test flying and commercial pilot duties. Pilots will support the development and operation of the VG spaceflight system in accordance with government regulations and company policies and procedures, and operate the sub-orbital spaceflight service for VG Customer-Astronauts and Science-Research Payload customers. Duties in addition to flight duties on the VG Spaceflight System vehicles and other aircraft, duties will also include flight planning activities, mission control support roles, the development of training assets, vehicle operations documentation, planning, testing and developing follow-on vehicles, recruitment, record keeping and training obligations, as well as supporting the safety, engineering, maintenance, commercial and marketing teams, and supporting customer hospitality and training.

Requirements for successful candidates

 Essential:

 US citizen or US person – compliant with ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

 Graduate of an SETP-recognized test pilot school full (one year) course with extensive

post-graduate test program experience.

 Degree level qualification in a relevant technical field.

 Proven successful team member.

 Excellent communication skills.

 The position is to be based in New Mexico.

 Desirable:

 A minimum of 2½ years post-graduate test pilot school flight test experience.

 A diverse flying background with at least 2,500 hours flying experience to include: multi-

engine aircraft with asymmetric thrust performance and handling considerations; high

performance fast jet aircraft, and low lift-to-drag ratio glide experience (e.g. simulated

flameout landings) in complex aircraft.

 Operational experience of a commercial aerospace aviation project or business.

 Excellent and current knowledge of a diverse range of aerospace matters.

 A current FAA commercial (or equivalent) pilot license and FAA Class 1 medical

 Ability to communicate aviation knowledge and safety related information simply,

succinctly and clearly.

 Previous responsibility for authorizing and implementing policies and procedures to

ensure safe and efficient flight operations.

 Preference may be given to those with experience of:

 Spaceflight

 Commercial flight operations with customer interaction experience.

Some of the above non-essential criteria may be reduced for otherwise exceptional candidates.

Applications to: Sandy Reade, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

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 For more information please click HERE.

Test and Demonstration Pilot - Privateer Industries

Privateer Industries has a need for a test and demonstration pilot with a seaplane rating and familiarity with Walter 601 engine.

One of a kind, prototype amphibian designed by a Boeing engineer.  

 Pay offered at $800 - $1,000 per day plus expenses. 

Florida based (Melborne airport) or at least southeast US helpful. 

Rob Lueck

Privateer Industries (www.privateer industries.com)

Top Flight Services

508 Cassia Blvd.

Satellite Beach, FL 32937

321-720-9554