Test Pilot - General Atomics

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

This position is responsible for serving as Test Pilot, Instructor Test Pilot, and Flight Examiner. Subject matter expert for all aspects of the company's family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to include aircraft hardware and software, ground control station hardware and software and operational and experimental ground and flight testing of company product line of aircraft. Ensures the standardization of company aircraft ground and flight operations and procedures, flight test and instructional techniques. Primary consultant for executive management in all areas of company product line of aircraft development, flight test and operational mission planning and execution. Responsible for the safe operation of the UAV during all phases of ground and flight operations.


  • Perform as Experimental Test and Evaluation Pilot.
  • Perform as Instructor Test Pilot and company Flight Examiner.
  • Perform as Pilot-in-Command of Company Unmanned Air Vehicles.
  • Develops and executes mission planning, briefing, mission execution and debriefing.
  • Instruct UAV student pilots as well as instructor pilots-in-training in all aspects of UAV ground and flight operations including academic (platform instruction) and in-flight instruction.
  • Ensures compliance with all governing regulations including service guidance, company procedures and Federal Aviation Administration Regulations.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations and company policies wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Consults directly with company engineering and senior management as subject matter expert in developing company product line of aircraft.
  • Develops and verifies procedures for use with new aircraft features.
  • Develops training syllabus courseware to include research, word processing and presentation development.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.


Job Qualifications :

  • Typically requires education or formal training equivalent to a four-year technical degree and six or more years progressively complex aviation experience. Equivalent professional aviation experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must have a strong aviation background and demonstrate a complete understanding of technical principles, theories, and concepts. Must have excellent organization skills including planning and coordinating work assignments.
  • Must possess:
  • FAA Commercial Certificate with a current instrument rating.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on teamwork and verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to effectively interface with all levels of employees, as well as military and civilian customers.
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications and operations pertinent to the position.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Preferred: Previous experience including Predator, UAV and/or Military aviator or military aviation. FAA instructor rating (CFI) and (CFII) in manned aircraft.
  • Highly Desirable: Test pilot school graduate.


We Offer Fantastic Benefits

  • Paid on-the-job training (OJT) program enables successful performance and career advancement.
  • Competitive salaries in a pay-for-performance environment.
  • 401(K) and Pension Plan with company contribution.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental and vision benefits with coverage offered within the first 30 days.
  • Enhanced benefits package including life and disability insurances, flexible spending accounts and legal plans.

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Test Pilot - Calspan

Test Pilot

Job Locations US-NY-Niagara Falls | US-CA-Edwards AFB

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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.



  • Participate in all aspects of flight testing including: handling qualities demonstration and research flights; upset recovery training flights in experimental aircraft; proposal preparation; experiment design; aircraft and systems preparation; flight test planning and implementation; data analysis, and technical report writing.
  • Regularly contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards as an expert in the field within the business group.
  • Develop solutions to complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation. Ensures solutions are consistent with business group and organizational objectives.
  • Perform work independently without appreciable direction. Exercise considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.
  • Serve as consultant to management and serve as the external spokesperson for the business group/functional organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans and objectives. Participate in new business proposal preparation.


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Graduate of a military test pilot school, or five (5) years’ experience as an engineering research pilot or experimental test pilot with a military government agency or aircraft contractor, required.
  • Pilot Licenses  - at least FAA Commercial, Multi-Engine Land, Instrument Rating.
  • Medical Required – at least FAA Class 2 medical.
  • Military trained pilot with jet or turboprop aircraft operational experience or equivalent training with 2,000 hours of pilot time, 1,000 hours in jet or turboprop aircraft.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for a Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Experience with project management, flight testing and evaluations of aircraft stability and control, flying/handling qualities, flight control systems or other airborne systems.
  • Flight test instructor experience; at least one year teaching academic theory and airborne test techniques strongly desired.
  • Previous experience (one year) with the training programs at a military test pilot school desired.

Benefits Package: Our goal is to provide Calspan employees and their families with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k), Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.

Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.

Flight Test & Instructor Pilot - Textron Aviation

Flight Test & Instructor Pilot
Job Number:  (299873)


This position is for an experienced Flight Test and Instructor Pilot with the ability to coordinate flight operations and training execution. Candidate will be primarily responsible for conducting production flight testing and conversion training flights on Textron Aviation (TA) Defense or customer T-6 and/or AT-6 aircraft.  Substantial direct support to various Sales Support efforts may also be required. Additional responsibilities will include flights to off-site international destinations as well as engineering flight testing of new and existing Textron Aviation aircraft. Responsibilities may also involve courseware development, flight syllabus development and engineering simulator testing for new and existing Textron Aviation aircraft.  Candidate must collaborate and communicate effectively with multiple engineering and management disciplines. Significant travel will be required.


Act as pilot-in-command for production flight testing, demonstration, delivery and company and/or customer crew training in TA Defense (T-6 and AT-6) & Special Mission (SM) aircraft

Occasionally support as aircrew engineering flight testing of TA Defense & SM aircraft

Be willing to adapt to dynamic flight schedules

Coordinate with the Defense Training team to support customer T-6 and AT-6 flight simulator development, testing and in-country customer acceptance activities

Provide pilot input and review of both new developmental technical publications as well as continuing operational safety support to 1,000 fielded T-6 and AT-6 aircraft

Support new program bid and proposal efforts via providing flight operations perspective, developing and submitting bids for scope of responsibilities in a timely manner

Represent company professionally at airshows, customer visits, and special events; follow up with appropriate Regional Sales Director with any leads or customer comments

Maintain an active and supporting role in the company Safety Management System

Travel to off-site and often international facilities for aircraft delivery and customer support

Contribute to the growth of the organization with innovative thinking and safe, effective execution


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physical Science or Aviation-Related area

Minimum 5 years flight experience required, with significant single-engine turboprop experience


  • 1,000 hours total pilot time; 750 hours PIC (SE turboprop experience required)
  • FAA Commercial ASEL and AMEL pilot license with Instrument Rating
  • FAA Class I medical certificate
  • Experience in post-maintenance or production flight testing of military training aircraft
  • Former USN, USMC or USAF Military Flight Instructor or CFI/MEI/CFII
  • Formation flying experience in military ejection seat-equipped aircraft
  • Familiarity with development, test and evaluation of military and/or special mission aircraft
  • Strong risk-considered decision-making ability in high-consequence flight operations
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and remain organized during fast-paced operations
  • Be independent and self-motivated; able to self-direct and manage time effectively
  • Eligible for SECRET security clearance
  • Significant travel required

Take your career higher at Textron Aviation.

  • Competitive starting salaries with growth potential
  • Health benefits beginning day one
  • Tuition assistance and continuing education programs
  • 12-paid holidays a year
  • Paid parental leave options 

A new career awaits.

EEO Statement Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including US Citizenship, for access to classified information. 

Primary Location:


Recruiting Company;

Textron Aviation



Job Level:

Individual Contributor


First Shift


Yes, 20 % of the Time

Job Posting

 02/16/2022, 3:17:34 PM

Textron (and its subsidiaries) participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employer’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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E2/C2 Test Pilot - KBR

KBR just announced a job opening for a E2/C2 Test Pilot.  For more information and to apply please click HERE.

C-130J Test Pilot Senior Staff - Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has a job opening for the following:

C-130J Test Pilot Senior Staff, Marietta, GA, February 2022 (REQ# 583629BR)

For more information and to apply please click HERE.

Job Description

  • Plan, develop, and execute experimental test flights on C-130J, C-5M, and LMXT aircraft to verify airworthiness, determine performance capability, validate and verify spec compliance, and assess operational suitability.
  • Conduct engineering ground and flight tests.
  • Conduct production acceptance on new or modified aircraft.
  • Conduct delivery and ferry flights.
  • Conduct airshow demonstrations.
  • Conduct demonstration flights with customers, government officials, or media representative to exhibit performance, flying qualities and system capabilities.
  • Provide experimental test pilot input to flight test, production, engineering, training, customer support, advanced development and business development teams.
  • Define requirements and develop Statement of Work for C-130J testing, production acceptance, training, and engineering design support.
  • Define requirements and develop Statement of Work for LMXT testing, production acceptance, training, and engineering design support.
  • Develop and review ground and flight test plans.
  • Conduct Safety Reviews, First Flight Readiness Reviews and Design Reviews.
  • Develop Temporary Operating Procedures and Aircraft Operating Limitations for flight test programs.
  • Review, validate, verify and update aircraft flight manuals.
  • Provide classroom, simulator, and flight instruction for customer pilots.

Basic Qualifications

  • Military Test Pilot School (TPS) graduate from a US DOD-approved school
  • Pilot with at least 1500 hours Pilot-In-Command (PIC) time in multiengine aircraft.
  • 100 hours PIC during engineering and/or acceptance flights in multiengine transport type aircraft.
  • Experimental flight test experience.
  • FAA Commercial Pilot or Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.
  • Current or formerly qualified military Instructor Pilot.
  • Current FAA Second Class or First Class physical or able to obtain within 30 days of hiring.
  • Secret Security Clearance.

Desired Skills

  • FAA Licenses: Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) - Airplane Multi-engine Land.

                                      Flight Instructor (CFI) – Airplane Multi-engine and/or Instrument Airplane.

                                      L-382J or L-382 Type Rating

  • 300 hours PIC in transport type aircraft.
  • Current and qualified as a C-130J Instructor Pilot or Flight Examiner.
  • Current and qualified as a strategic tanker pilot (KC-135, KC-10, KC-46, or AB-330 MRT)
  • C-130J and/or strategic tanker flight test experience.
  • Instructor Experience - courseware development, platform and simulator instruction, and in-flight instruction.
  • Experience in writing and reviewing technical publications.
  • Experience with C-130J Tactical Operations and/or Special Operations.
  • Experience with Strategic Tanker aerial refueling operations.
  • Experience as a C-5 pilot.
  • Experience as a P-3 pilot.
  • Current or previously qualified to conduct C-130 Functional or Acceptance Check Flight (FCF/ACF) operations.
  • Experience in legacy C-130 models (e.g. C-130H, KC-130T).
  • Graduate of weapons or tactics school, safety school, or advanced instrument school.
  • Current passport
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends and willing to travel domestically and internationally for up to 30 days at a time.

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Test Safety Officer - Wisk

Wisk has a job opening just announced for a Test Safety Officer, based in Mountain View, CA.  For more information and to apply please click HERE.