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:

Senior Manager, Test Operations: For more information and to apply click HERE.

Electrical/Avionics Engineer: For more information and to apply click HERE.

Experimental Aircraft Mechanic Specialist: For more information and to apply click HERE.

Powerplant/Mechanical Systems Engineer: For more information and to apply click HERE.

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

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

Rotary-Wing Test Pilot Instructors - ITPS (Canada)

Rotary-Wing Test Pilot Instructors - ITPS (Canada)

ITPS (Canada) is looking to add Rotary- Wing Test Pilot Instructors to their world-class team. ITPS offers a range of training courses for Test Pilots and Flight Test Engineers with an established track record providing flight test training to air forces and industry globally.

Rotary-Wing Test Pilot Instructor applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited Test Pilot School, long course, with a minimum of three years flight testing experience or
  • Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots with minimum 10 years industry flight test experience.
  • EASA pilot license at ATPL or CPL/IR level with FT Rating Category 1 and FTI Rating or
  • ICAO ATP or CPL/ME/IR license and TP qualification.
  • Previous experience as FI, TRI, or FTI is an asset.
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally.

ITPS provides a competitive compensation package that includes a full benefit plan and more.  ITPS provides an exciting and stable working environment with an international team of experts. ITPS instructors can participate in in-house development flight test projects as well as flight test projects abroad from time to time.

In-house training programs also provide opportunities to gain new qualifications and grow in the role.  Team members are challenged to actively contribute to continuously improve and innovate in our exciting and growing organization. 

Those interested should send their cover letter and resume/CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chief Test Pilot - Wisk

Wisk has an opening for a Chief Test Pilot. 

For more information and to apply:

Experimental Flight Test Pilot - U. S. Army Redstone Test Center

The Experimental Flight Test Pilot position is within the Aviation Flight Test Directorate, U. S. Army Redstone Test Center.

Responsibilities include research, development, test, and evaluation duties for a multitude of aircraft and aviation systems acquisition programs. Conducts developmental flight tests that encompasses not only aircraft performance and flying qualities, but also aircraft systems performance and operational of new or critically modified military helicopters and airplanes of different classes, makes, and models where aircraft flight characteristics vary widely due to category, configuration, weight, and power differences. Also conducts aircraft systems tests that include sophisticated weapons systems, electro-optical sensors, and threat countermeasure suites. Requires expert skill and judgment to conduct developmental flight testing at the most critical flight conditions of loading, speed, maneuvering, and configuration. During test flights, gathers quantitative and qualitative data from which the performance and stability characteristics of the aircraft may be defined. Determines maximum limits for safe operation and aerodynamic stability where a substantial degree of hazard exists to certifying new and distinct aircraft and aircraft modified to the extent that flight characteristics are altered to a pronounced degree.

For more information and to apply:

Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor - NTPS

Position: Fixed Wing Test Pilot Instructor
Location: 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 Fixed 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 all aspects of both academic and airborne instruction of the Fixed 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 Fixed Wing Experimental Test Pilot.
  • FAA Medical 2nd Class.
  • Fluent in English.

Desired Education, Training, & Experience Criteria:

  • Ten+ years of flight test experience.
  • Previous Test Pilot School instructional experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or field closely associated with flight testing.
  • Test experience with Civil Certification, Radar, EO/IR, Comm/Nav, and/or weapons systems.
  • FAA Commercial Pilot License; Airplane (SEL/MEL), CFI/MEI and Instrument Airplane.
  • Type Rating/Authorized Experimental:  S-265, L39, MB-326,T38/F5, MiG-21.
  • EASA Flight Test Instructor rating.
  • 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:

Jim Brown “JB”
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Test Pilot - Joby Aviation

“Joby Aviation is building up our flight test team as we approach certification flight test of our eVTOL aircraft.  It’s a beautiful aircraft and an amazing design Recently, we have demonstrated a 154 statute mile range on a single charge, with vertical take off and landing, providing the viability of our powertrain for the intended role.

We are seeking a passionate and driven test pilot at this time, with a particular requirement for civil certification experience and DER or AR qualification in the areas of performance and flying qualities.

The test pilot role requires a wide range of knowledge and skill that includes planning and flight testing experimental CTOL/VTOL fly-by-wire aircraft and supporting all certification flight test related activities. Formal test pilot training and/or experience is essential, as is a flexibility in outlook to adapt core flight test principles to a radically new aviation environment.


  • Long course graduate of recognized test pilot school or, exceptionally, equivalent on-the-job training
  • At least 3 years additional flight test experience post training, with at least 50 hours experimental or certification flight test experience as test pilot
  • Bachelors of Science degree or equivalent experience and training
  • Fixed Wing and / or Rotorcraft Commercial Certificate
  • A minimum of 1,000 hours pilot in command flight time
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work extended hours and travel as required
  • Read and speak English proficiently


  • FAA certification flight test experience (highly desired)
  • Flight test DER or AR (highly desired)
  • Both fixed wing and rotary wing flight test experience, with principle experience in fixed wing
  • AV-8 or F-35B experience
  • Flight instructional experience
  • Test pilot school instructional experience
  • Experience with all-electric aircraft

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