Test Pilot - Skyryse


Skyryse wants to empower anyone, to fly anywhere, in any aircraft, safely and as a highly experienced pilot would. Powered by FlightOS, we automate flight controls and systems management to achieve unmatched safety and eliminate opportunities for human error. We want to make flying as ubiquitous as the road and as safe as the elevator.


As a Test Pilot within the Operations team at Skyryse you will possess strong aviation skills, a keen sense of safety, superior customer service skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people, often in highly stressful situations.


  • Execute Experimental flight tests in a rotorcraft helicopter
  • Coordinate with flight test engineers to develop test plans, test cards, and test procedures given requirements from the engineering team
  • Analyze test data and prepare test reports
  • Lead and/or participate in safety of flight and flight readiness review boards


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years Experience performing experimental test flights.
  • Rotorcraft-Helicopter commercial pilot license
  • 1000+ PIC total rotorcraft helicopter flight hours
  • FAA Class II Medical
  • Team player with excellent communication skills


  • Graduate of a formal test pilot school (USAF TPS, USNTPS, NTPS, etc.)
  • ATP/ CFI Rotorcraft helicopter
  • Commercial/ATP, single or multi fixed wing


  • The opportunity to change the world through improving aviation safety and accessibility
  • Competitive salary
  • Valuable stock option plan
  • Heavily subsidized medical, dental and vision plans
  • Flexible PTO plan
  • A company with an ambitious vision, a dynamic work environment, and a team of smart, motivated, and fun to work-with colleagues!


Skyryse is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


For more information and to apply click HERE.

Test Pilot - Calspan

VISTA, Learjet Test Pilot - EAFB
Job Locations US-CA-Edwards AFB


Calspan, a technology company with a strong heritage in aerospace and transportation research and development, is looking for a Flight Test Instructor Pilot to provide support for USAF TPS curriculum requirements at our EAFB location. The Test Pilot will fly the USAF TPS Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA) and standard F-16C/D aircraft and specially modified Calspan Learjet aircraft to provide airborne instruction to TPS students and staff. If you think you have what it takes to Be Calspan, we encourage you to speak with us. 

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Space Test & Evaluation Site Lead - ABSI Aerospace & Defense

Space Test & Evaluation Site Lead


Location: Edwards AFB, CA
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Clearance Type: Top Secret/SCI with ability to obtain SAP certification
Work Schedule: Full Time, Exempt
Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
Positions Supervised: Instructors & Admin on contract
Travel: Occasional



ABSI Aerospace & Defense is an innovative small business located in Southern Maryland near Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Operating in the quickly evolving areas of unmanned/manned systems integration, LVC simulations and training, test and evaluation, training, and autonomous systems. ABSI is growing rapidly. With a focus on maintaining a highly committed and well-compensated workforce, the company seeks to continue building opportunities within DoD and commercial venues.

We are currently seeking highly qualified applicants to work with the US Air Force Test Pilot School, specifically supporting development of a Test and Evaluation training course for US Space Force personnel including operators, engineers, and program managers. This in-residence course is currently offered two times each year with dedicated facilities onboard Edwards AFB.

ABSI is supporting these classes with a mixture of on-site personnel, part time subject matter experts, and virtual learning as needed. Instructors should have DoD Test and Evaluation experience, flight test or space system test experience preferred. Instructors will work on-site at Edwards AFB coordinating, developing, and delivering classroom instruction and hands exercises to meet course learning objectives.

Specialized knowledge and experience in the areas of test planning, test conduct, and test reporting are needed and experience in one or more specialized disciplines such as radar, electro-optics, communications, orbital mechanics, satellite systems, or space operations is highly desired. This position will function as both an instructor as well as the company on-site lead. 



The Space Test & Evaluation Lead will be responsible for:  

  • Providing subject matter expertise and analysis to develop and deliver classroom, laboratory, and open-air instruction in support of Space Test curriculum
  • Providing supervision of ABSI contract personnel
  • Coordinating instructor and guest lecture support as needed
  • Advising USAFTPS staff in support of ongoing development and growth of the Space Test curriculum
  • Coordinate with USAF Test Pilot School course manager to ensure course logistical and administrative support requirements are planned and executed for each class
  • Manage contract reporting requirements and coordinate with ABSI support staff to ensure contract compliance



  • Masters degree in an engineering or related technical field with at least 8 years of experience with test and evaluation, systems testing, and application of test fundamentals
  • Thorough knowledge of DoD Test and Evaluation procedures on a major acquisition program
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and application of test measures and test techniques
  • Instructional experience



  • Test Pilot School graduate (USAF, USN, Empire, or EPNER) preferred
  • Experience as an instructor at an educational institution
  • Experience with software tools such MatLab/Simulink or Systems Tool Kit (STK)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and web-based collaborative resources such as SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

ABSI Aerospace & Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: ABSI is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ABSI are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. ABSI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Instructor - NTPS

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.
  • 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 closely related field) or equivalent.
  • Test experience with Civil Certification, Radar, EO/IR & Comm/Nav systems.
  • FAA Commercial Pilot License; Rotorcraft (Helicopter) and CFI.
  • EASA Flight Test Instructor rating.
  • FAA Commercial Pilot License; Airplane (SEL/MEL) and 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 submit their resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

C-130 Test Pilot Instructor - Eglin AFB, FL

C-130 Test Pilot Instructor
Valparaiso, Florida
96 Operations Group, 417 Flight Test Squadron
Eglin AFB, FL

Pay Plan: GS
Job Series: 2181
Grade: 14
Position Schedule: Full Time
Telework Eligibility: Up to 25% Telework possible
Travel Requirements: Up to 25% Travel possible


Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent and ambition, the Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities on behalf of the United States Air Force.
The Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is looking for a Full-Time, C-130 Flight Test Pilot (GS-2181-14) to work at the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) in the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), at the 96 Operations Group, 417 Flight Test Squadron, at Eglin AFB in Valparaiso, FL.
This position has a typical 2022 salary range of $129,564 – 168,431 (includes locality)

Announcement Closes: 14 July 2022

Qualification Summary:

The mission of the 417th Flight Test Squadron (417 FLTS) is to plan, execute, and report the Developmental Test and Evaluation of United States Air Force Special Operations, Combat Search and Rescue, Tactical Mobility, and Close Air Support C-130s.  The unit coordinates assets from Air Force Material Command (AFMC), Air Force Special Operation Command (AFSOC), Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), Air Mobility Command (AMC), and other commands and agencies to accomplish ground and flight test. Ultimately, the 417 FLTS provides test results and recommendations to acquisition program managers for use in decision making including acquisition program milestone decisions.

In this position you will serve a pilot supporting test of various C-130 variants. You will work as part of a close team with our customers, developing the next generation of C-130 capabilities. You will support the development of test plans, test cards, and reports and serve as an expert on the aircraft, and flight operations.


- U.S. Citizenship
- Obtain & maintain Security clearance
- This is a designated Drug Testing Position
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical; flying physical also required
- Work requires frequent travel away from the normal duty station
- Crisis action management activities may involve additional non-standard work hours
- Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Certification, Level II – Test & Evaluation Practitioner
- 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.
- In-depth knowledge of US Air Force aircraft operations, aircrew training, aircrew standardization and evaluation, aerospace resource management, aerospace test and evaluation, and aircrew personnel equipment and survival training is required.
- Ten years of military pilot rated officer experience with active military flight experience within the last 4 years is highly desirable. A minimum of 1750 flight hours, including a minimum of 50 hours of night flying and 50 hours of instrument flying. Graduate of a sanctioned Test Pilot course or school is desired. C-130 instructor qualification/experience is required. Special Operations C-130 experience is highly desired. AF Special Operations Command (AFSOC) experience is desired. Evaluator pilot experience is desired. Functional Check Flight experience is desired. Technical Bachelor's Degree is desired.

For more information and to apply click HERE.

Ventus Executive Solutions

Ventus Executive Solutions (VES) is seeking one or more individuals with a background in Aviation Development and Test to join one of two teams doing impactful and exciting work at DARPA near Washington, DC.

Details:  A former aviator or aeronautical engineer or aviation engineering duty officer with a background in flight controls and structures is highly desired. A former test pilot or engineer with some background in development or refinement of flight control response in fixed wing aircraft would be strongly preferred.   You will be part of a small team developing/building a particularly innovative concept with excellent potential for transition to a program of record.  

Additionally, a second program requires an individual with significant experience in BVR and visual range air to air maneuvering and combat.  Experience with UAV’s is not required but helpful for the work.  

Work for both programs will be in Arlington Virginia, with significant off-site work possible.  Onboarding date is flexible but would be from Nov 2022 onward.  A single candidate with experience in both areas would undertake a particularly gratifying professional experience!


  • Bachelor’s degree with a BS in a technical or engineering degree required. Minimum of 5 years' experience
  • Clearance: Secret clearance required

VES is a small company that works in the innovation and consulting arena and hires particularly talented individuals.  We offer excellent salaries and benefits.  For more information about Ventus, check out our website at: www.ventus-solutions.com.  To apply, please contact Peg Ashton or Mike Poirier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..