Job Opening - Scaled Composites

Founded by legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan, Scaled Composites is a 37-year-old aerospace composites company continually working to push boundaries, prove out ideas, and influence the future. We design, build, and test proof-of-concept, prototype, and milestone achieving vehicles. We have flown an average of one new aircraft type per year over our 37-year history.

If you like to fly unique, exciting aircraft and be part of program teams where you can influence their design and operation, check out our Test Pilot job posting.

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2 Job Openings - Turkish Aerospace, Ankara/TURKEY

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 (TATPS) which is scheduled to operate in the beginning of 2020. 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:

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

Desired Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  1. Previous test pilot school teaching experience.
  2. EASA Category I FTI rating and test pilot rating.
  3. Test experience in Helicopter Civil Certification Process.
  4. Current in flying
  5. Personal Security Clearance.
  6. Class I Medical or equivalent
  7. 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. no later than 1st October 2019.

+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 (TATPS) which is scheduled to operate in the beginning of 2020. 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:

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

Desired Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  1. Previous test pilot school instructional experience as an FTE.
  2. Test experience with Civil Certification.
  3. Master’s or above Degree in Engineering or closely related to flight test related field (or significant equivalent experience).
  4. Current in flying
  5. Fulfil the requirements of EASA CAT 1 Lead FTE.
  6. Private Pilot License (PPL-H)
  7. 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. no later than 1st October 2019.

+90 312 8111800 ext. 7189

+90 531 9669098 (mobile)

C-130 Flight Test Pilot

Position Title: C-130 Flight Test Pilot

Worksite: Eglin AFB, FL.

The 417th Flight Test Squadron is looking for a qualified fixed wing test pilot! As part of the 96th Test Wing at Eglin AFB, FL, the 417th performs Developmental Testing on a wide range of C-130s.  From AC-130s to MC-130s, from legacy C-130Hs to C-130Js, we test them all. You will work as part of a close team with our AFSOC, USSOCCOM, AMC, ANG and AFRC customers, developing the next generation of C-130 capabilities.  This is an NH-IV/GS-14 Civil Service position.

Required Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  1. Flight test experience is required.
  2. Previous C-130 instructor pilot qualification/experience is required.
  3. Ability to conduct developmental C-130 flight test at the most critical test conditions of loading, speed, maneuvering, and configuration.  Ability to determine maximum limits of safe aircraft operation and aerodynamic stability where a substantial degree of hazard exists.
  4. In-depth knowledge of USAF aircraft operations, aircrew training, aircrew standardization and evaluation, aerospace resource management, aerospace test and evaluation, and aircrew personnel equipment and survival training is required. 
  5. A minimum of 1750 flight hours, including a minimum of 50 hours of night flying and 50 hours of instrument flying.
  6. Technical Bachelor’s Degree.
  7. Applicant must meet periodic USAF Class II medical standards as required by Air Force instructions.
  8. The incumbent must maintain aircraft flight qualification IAW AFI 11-202v2 and applicable MAJCOM procedures/directives.

Desired Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  1. Graduate of a sanctioned Test Pilot course or school is highly desired.
  2. Ten years of military pilot rated officer experience with active military flight experience within the last 4 years is highly desired.
  3. Special Operations C-130 experience is highly desired.
  4. AFSOC experience is desired.
  5. Evaluator pilot experience is desired. 
  6. Functional Check Flight experience is desired.

If you are interested, please contact:

Joel Witte, Chief Test Pilot
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850-883-5618

Test Pilot and Test Pilot Instructor - Test Flying Academy of South Africa

Test Pilot Opportunities - TFASA

Position Title: Test Pilot and Test Pilot Tutor.

Worksite: Far East Asia.

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

We require contract test pilots for a number of short term projects and test pilot tutors on a permanent contract basis. There may be the possibility of flowing from one role into the other. We can accommodate many different desired working patterns.

 Required Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  1. Test Pilot Graduate of either USAF TPS, USNTPS, ETPS or EPNER test pilot schools (Full 12 month/Cat 1/Class A course)
  2. Degree in Engineering or closely related to flight testing field (or significant equivalent experience).
  3. Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a test pilot.
  4. Medically fit to fly.
  5. Be in current flying practice
  6. Hold a commercial pilot licence
  7. Fluent in English.
  8. Competent in IT skills

Desired Education, Training & Experience Criteria:

  1. Six years of flight test experience.
  2. Test experience with Certification, AFCS, Radar, EO/IR and Comm/Nav systems.
  3. Previous test pilot school instructional experience.

TFASA offers an outstanding salary and benefits package. For those on a permanent contract suitable accompanied accommodation, travel allowance, education allowance, medical and bonuses are available. 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.

Northrop Grumman Job Opening


Principal/Senior Principal Aeronautical Engineer - Flight Test

Requisition ID: 19023765

Contact: Jennifer Kuhl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location: United States-Maryland-Baltimore
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Clearance Type: None
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for an Aeronautical Engineer to join our Flight Test team. This position will be located in Baltimore, MD.

The Aeronautical Engineer will become a member of a unique organization within Northrop Grumman that provides the venue to flexibly showcase discriminating capabilities by taking Company products from the lab to the airborne environment on a fleet of highly modified testbed aircraft. The business area is focused on the design, analysis, modification, integration, ground and flight testing, and airworthiness certification of airborne surveillance and communication technologies onto manned and unmanned flying testbed aircraft.

The Aeronautical Engineer will be the department’s aerodynamic subject matter expert and will design and analyze aerodynamic modifications for our flying test bed aircraft fleet. The Candidate will work closely with a multi-disciplined team comprised of other Engineers, Pilots, Maintainers and Inspectors throughout the entire lifecycle of the air vehicle modification programs. The Candidate will also be a principal department interface with large Aeronautical Engineering staffing at other Northrop Grumman sectors and campuses.

The Aeronautical Engineer must be capable of leading and mentoring team members from other disciplines on aerodynamic design and analysis techniques and best practices related to air vehicle modification and configuration design. A strong background in the development of conceptual/preliminary aircraft design and aircraft modification is paramount, including configuration design, air vehicle integration and preliminary outer mold line surface design and loft. In addition, She/He should be well versed in core Flight Science disciplines including aerodynamics, performance, propulsion, stability and control, CFD, and mass properties. The Engineer will be expected to review a variety of data sources, assess an aerodynamic risk level, prepare briefings and communicate results both internally to Flight Test Department personnel during design and readiness reviews as well as externally to various Customers' Airworthiness Subject Matter Experts.

 

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • • Performing and leading aerodynamic design and analysis activities for air vehicle modifications
  • • Using an array of analysis tools ranging from low order methods to processing, interrogating and analyzing high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics simulations
  • • Developing aerodynamic loads to be used by Loads & Dynamics Engineers and Structural Analysts
  • • Supporting flight and ground test activities, including identifying test instrumentation and test data reduction and analysis
  • • Analyzing, investigating, and resolving non-routine problems
  • • Reviewing and preparing flight test plans and reports
  • • Assessing effects of modifications on aircraft performance and flying qualities, including added drag on takeoff and climb performance and effects on aircraft stability and control

The successful Candidate will be a self-starter, a team player, and possess the ability to research and effectively resolve technical issues both independently and as part of a large multi-disciplined team. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as interpersonal skills in order to coordinate with a variety of disciplines is also essential. Position also requires the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt quickly to frequently changing requirements.

This job may be filled as a Principal Aeronautical Engineer or a Senior Principal Aeronautical Engineer depending on the qualifications below.

 Basic Qualifications for a Principal Aeronautical Engineer:

  • • Bachelor's of Science degree or higher from an accredited university in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Mechanical engineering or related STEM area with 5 years of relevant experience or 3 years of relevant experience with an MS degree
  • • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance (This requires US Citizenship.)
  • • Knowledge of and familiarity with Federal Aviation Administration aircraft certification requirements
  • • Experience in processing aerodynamic data from analytical tools including CFD (computational fluid dynamics) and/or wind tunnel testing
  • • Ability and experience in creating detailed 3D CAD models using Siemens NX or similar software
  • • Experience using a CFD code (computational fluid dynamics) - e.g. panel code, vortex lattice, DATCOM

 Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Aeronautical Engineer:

  • • Bachelor's of Science degree or higher from an accredited university in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Mechanical engineering or related STEM area with 9 years of relevant experience or 7 years of relevant experience with an MS degree
  • • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance (This requires US Citizenship.)
  • • Knowledge of and familiarity with Federal Aviation Administration aircraft certification requirements
  • • Experience in processing aerodynamic data from analytical tools including CFD and/or wind tunnel testing
  • • Ability and experience in creating detailed 3D CAD models using Siemens NX or similar software
  • • Experience using a CFD code (computational fluid dynamics) - e.g. panel code, vortex lattice, DATCOM

Preferred Qualifications:

  • • Master's of Science or Master's of Engineering degree from an accredited university in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Mechanical engineering or related STEM area
  • • Experience performing aerodynamic analysis and interpreting results for the purpose of stability and control, performance predictions, loads & dynamics, engine inlet wake ingestion and air data impacts
  • • Experience in planning and executing wind tunnel tests
  • • Experience in aeroelasticity and flutter analysis
  • • Knowledge of and familiarity with MIL-HDBK-516 requirements
  • • Current FAA Flight Analyst Designated Engineering Representative (DER)
  • • Active Secret security clearance or higher clearance and ability to obtain SAP clearance
  • • Experience with envelope expansion flight test planning, interpreting flight test results

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Test Pilot - Battlespace, Inc.

Flight Test Pilot

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

TITLE: Test Pilot / CONUS position / MUST HAVE TOP SECRET CLEARANCE

REPORTS TO: Program Manager  

WORK EXPERIENCE: 

Graduate of a SETP recognized Test Pilot School (TPS) or have achieved SETP member status with at least 10 years of flight test experience (required).

Last flight as pilot in command within the previous 12 months (required).

MQ-9 MCE and/or LR experience (preferred).

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING:
Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics) or Master’s Degree (any Engineering field) with a minimum GPA of 3.0; Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commercial pilot license with instrument rating (required).  

REQUIREMENTS: Current FAA Class II Medical Certificate, US Citizen, Current Top Secret Security Clearance (required) 

Travel: May be required to travel to other sites to perform duties. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Position Summary: Responsible for coordination of customer flight test support requirements and aircraft operation to ensure flight safety and success. Applies extensive knowledge and experience of flight test operations to provide test planning, training and evaluation, pre-flight planning, flight briefings, post-flight briefings, and post-flight test analysis and reports. Knowledgeable of aviation flight operations as well as instructional procedures and techniques. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Test and evaluate capabilities of new equipment and propriety of new procedures. 

Conduct test (Acceptance Test and Developmental Test) and normal operations in accordance
with established test cards, published flight manuals, checklists, technical orders, instructions and other approved manuals as provided by the manufacturer.  

Test Planning: Review test plans, test cards, and other documentation for ground and flight
test events and provide feedback to Flight Test Engineer (FTE) as required. 

Attend and participate in Test Plan Working Groups (TPWGs), Technical Interchange
Meetings (TIMs), Test Kickoff Meetings, Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs), Safety Review Boards (SRBs), and Technical Review Boards (TRBs). 

Support FTE in execution of test projects with elevated risk (greater than Low). 

Pre-flight Planning: Coordinate customer flight support requirements and develop valid
mission plans to include map analysis for mission route selection including terrain evaluation; communications planning; compliance with customer, FAA, ICAO, and host nation regulations; developing and filing flight plans; weather evaluation; fuel requirements, mission risk assessment; crew assignments; pre-flight briefing and safety of flight evaluation.

Perform pre-flight and in-flight mission planning activities in accordance with unified combatant command and theater rules of engagement. Must understand tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for friendly and enemy Air Order Battle (AOB) assets. 

Conduct all phases of safe ground and flight operations, including pre-flight, ground
checks, launch, normal flight, emergency flight, recovery, and post-flight. 

Participate in post-flight debriefing to determine mission accomplishments and potential procedural development. 

Submit T.O. change requests and Deficiency Reports (DR) identified during ground and flight test operations. 

Operate mission planning ancillary equipment to initialize information for download to airborne mission systems.  

Receive, interpret, extract, and disseminate relevant ATO, Airspace Control Order (ACO) and SPINs information.  

Obtain and maintain professional certifications required to pilot/operate aircraft to include appropriate difference training and qualification on new aircraft.

Accurately track and accomplish currency requirements, annual evaluations/training events, go/no-go Flight Crew Information File items, and safety briefings. 

Conduct initial, qualification, upgrade and continuation training for mission crew members.  

Perform training, planning, standardization and evaluation, and other staff duty functions.  

Perform staff assistance visits to subordinate units.  

Perform other duties as assigned. 

Equal Employment and Opportunity Statement: Battlespace, Inc. is committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion, and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. 

Managers and supervisors are required to ensure policies regarding hiring, salary administration, promotion, and transfer are based solely on job requirements, job performance, and job related criteria. In addition, personnel policies and practices, including those relating to compensation, benefits, transfer, retention, termination, training, self-development opportunities, as well as social and recreational programs are administered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other basis prohibited by law. 

To apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=e65ca632-83f4-4abc-953d-43b0629119f0&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US