Rotary Wing & Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructors - TFASA

Rotary Wing & Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructors


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 Rotary Wing and Fixed Wing disciplines.

We require test pilot instructors on a permanent contract basis. However, part-time commitment might be considered

 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:

Tim Eldridge, CTPS In-Country Manager, TFASA, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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

Specialist Engineer - Flight Test Pilot - Piper Aircraft

Specialist Engineer - Flight Test Pilot  (Full Time)

Essential Duties

  • Act as pilot-in-command for Piper experimental test operations aircraft during the conduct of flight test activities related to the development and certification of Piper products
  • Coordinate project-specific flight and ground crew logistics including pre-flight briefings, post flight briefings, duty day restrictions, travel, transportation, and, especially, test hazard mitigation requirements
  • Create, revise, review, and approve technical and compliance documents subject to the Piper ODA
  • Participate in the Piper safety management system, including serving as the Flight Test Safety Officer
  • Liaise with other departments as the Experimental Flight Test subject matter expert
  • Mentor less experienced flight test pilots
  • Complete required initial and recurrent safety training


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
  • 15 years of flight test experience with a minimum of 5 years as a flight test pilot
  • Commercial Pilot’s License with Multi-engine and Instrument ratings
  • Familiarity with 14CFR Part 23 regulations and associated guidance material


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Test Pilot School Graduate
  • Graduate degree in engineering or related field
  • Consulting DER Appointment (Test Pilot and/or Flight Analyst)
  • Experience as an ODA Unit Member (Test Pilot and/or Flight Analyst)

For more information and to apply please click HERE.

Test Pilot & Director, Flight Operations - Calspan


Visit Calspan at Booth 6 at the Society of Experimental Test Pilots Symposium October 27-30

Test Pilot
Calspan is looking for a motivated Test Pilot to join our team. This position is located at our Flight Operations headquarters in Niagara Falls, NY. Primary duty includes safely and efficiently providing flight test and training in various Calspan experimental aircraft. Additional duties include flying and evaluating new or modified aircraft for research and development (R&D) and reporting on results and performance. Responsible for all aspects of flight test and operations including test and safety planning, execution and reporting.

Director, Flight Operations
Headquartered in Niagara Falls, New York, Calspan’s Flight Research Center is home to a fleet of experimental aircraft that include four Learjets, two Gulfstream G-IIIs, and a Premier 1A.  Calspan also operates the NF-16D VISTA aircraft for the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, CA.  These aircraft are modified and used to conduct a variety of flight control, airborne sensor and system testing, and other flight research projects and demonstrations for commercial and government organizations around the world, including at the U.S. Air Force and Naval Test Pilot Schools.  We are looking for a Director of Flight Operations to manage day-to-day company flight and maintenance operations and associated aircraft schedules.

Staff Pilot Test/B-2 Chief Development Test Pilot - Northrop Grumman

The B-2 Chief Developmental Test Pilot is a Staff Test Pilot position (Level 5) that provides oversight and guidance to ensure safe and professional flight operations in support of flight test, demonstrations and product development of associated systems. The Chief Pilot collaborates with the Flight Ops Manager to maintain cognizance over all flight activities and ensures compliance with sector policies/procedures and Service guidance, to include DCMA policy compliance. Supports B-2 Program Depot Maintenance (PDM) at Palmdale, CA; primary duty location and role is support to ground & flight tests at Edwards AFB, CA. Reports to the Director, Systems Test for B-2 Program IPT and the Functional SIT&E Director for Edwards AFB.

Position starts in Palmdale, CA for 12-18 months in support of the B-2 Display Modernization Program but will permanently transition to Edwards AFB. The selected candidate will support Developmental Flight Test at Edwards AFB and Whiteman AFB as their primary responsibility, to include Developmental Lab Test at the WSSC in Oklahoma City, OK; travel to Whiteman AFB and/or Oklahoma City required approximately 20% of the time.


Click here to apply.



Provides test pilot expertise to assigned programs; technology/research efforts to ensure man-machine interface issues and requirements are identified for new or modified aircraft designs

Plan, develop and execute test flights on B-2 aircraft to verify airworthiness and performance capability; validate and verify compliance with specifications and to determine operational effectiveness and/or suitability

Pilot B-2 aircraft on delivery and ferry flights

Partners with Flight Ops Manager and Aviation Safety Officer; ensures test team is conducting safe and effective ground and flight test operations

Collaborates with customer pilots

Performs as Single Pilot Voice to NG Program IPTs and NG Program Manager on effectiveness and suitability deficiencies of the system design as it relates to performing pilot tasks

Engage with program IPTs and REs to ensure air vehicle and ground station designs/modifications are effective and suitable

Provides test pilot inputs at FRR, TRRs and SRBs ensuring safe conduct of all NGAS flight test missions

Ensures best practices and lessons learned are shared with program pilots and other chief pilots

Provides engineering test pilot expertise and safety guidance to flight test engineers for design definition, simulator flights, test planning, flight test techniques, test conduct, test reporting and proposal preparation

Provide test pilot inputs to System Safety to ensure safe conduct of B-2 flight test missions

Provides pilot inputs into development of preliminary flight manuals and aircrew checklists

In conjunction with Flight Ops Manager, develop and maintain program specific procedures and requirements for flight test crew qualification and training to support applicable regulations and contract requirements (FAR, FAA, Tri-Service Regulations)

Brief Program Chief Engineer, IPT Managers, and Program Manager on Program Test Pilot responsibilities

Maintain B-2 proficiencies and currencies; also must obtain and maintain proficiencies and currencies on the Firebird or other Flying Test Bed aircraft as required

Promotes active involvement in flight test professional societies and industry forums; fully supports Test Communities of Practice (CoPs) and Flight Test Safety Summits

Collaborate and serve as NG B-2 Program Lead with DCMA for Edwards AFB; ensure full compliance with DCMA policies, procedures, and audits/inspections



Complies with Corporate, Sector, and Program policy and procedures; maintains appropriate certificates and remains knowledgeable of the program system under test and current FAA rules and applicable service regulations


Basic Qualifications:

14 Years with BS STEM degree; 12 Years with STEM Masters; 9 Years with STEM PhD

1,500 first-pilot flight hours minimum

Valid FAA commercial pilot certificate or higher

Current FAA Class II Medical

Current DoD Secret clearance with investigation in last 5 years; ability to obtain and maintain any required B-2 Program PARs

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Excellent communications skills, including the ability to brief test results to executive leadership


Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills

Current, proficient, and qualified on the B-2

Current DoD Top Secret, TS SAP, or TS SCI clearance

Experience in flight testing, with ability to work with engineering to develop solutions to integration issues, and to bridge between the customer users and Northrop Grumman designers  

Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills

Military or Civilian equivalent Test Pilot School (TPS) Graduate


To gather more information, please contact Adam Van Dyke, Staff Recruiter.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  310-489-4379

Civilian Flight Test Pilot


The 586 Flight Test Squadron has a job opening for a civilian test pilot.  For more information and to apply click HERE.

Job Openings with Piper Aircraft

Piper Aircraft is a globally recognized and respected American manufacturer of world class single and twin-engine aircraft. Headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida, Piper offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single and twin-engine aircraft, is the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland, and remains one of only three manufacturers currently offering this technology.

Come build flight with us! Piper’s flourishing M-Class, Personal Class and Trainer Class series make flight accessible and affordable for today’s private pilots around the world. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600SLS, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individuals elegant performance, value and a superior ownership experience. The Personal Class, Archer LX and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston-powered aircraft. The Trainer Class Pilot 100i, Archer TX, Archer DX and Seminole aircraft form the most complete, technically advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world.

Piper Aircraft is looking for talented and experienced individual to join our team to manage and direct our engineering operations, including on-aircraft ground and flight operations. 

Piper has announced the following job openings:

Procurement Quality Engineer: For more information and to apply click HERE.

Production Test Pilot: For more information and to apply click HERE.