28 December 2022

Flight Safety International | Instructor

Altus AFB, OK, United States


About FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides training for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators and award-winning maintenance training at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.

Purpose of Position

The Boom Operator Instructor is responsible for the accomplishment of all simulator-based training for U.S. Air Force and Allied Nation KC-46 Boom Operators. Duties include instructing and measuring training progress of Boom Operator students who attend established aircrew training curricula.

Tasks and Responsibilities

* Conduct briefings, debriefings, and perform counseling with Boom Operators to develop and maintain the highest level of student proficiency.

* Extract student data, analyze results, and prepare for student review sessions.

* Conduct training using devices, such as a classroom, Boom Operator Part Task Trainer (PTTB), Boom Operator Trainer (BOT), Fuselage Trainer (FuT), Weapon System Trainer (WST), Pilot Part Task Trainer (PTTP), and KC-46 aircraft.

* Conduct other ground-based training, as required, for Boom Operator crew members in tanker operating procedures, including diagnosis and remediation of student problems.

* Serve as KC-46 Boom Operator Subject Matter Expert for students and other applicable personnel, as required.

* Maintain exceptional standards of instruction, knowledge levels, capabilities, and expertise.

* Develop and maintain exceptional knowledge of KC-46 aircraft systems and operating procedures.

* Consistently display exceptional knowledge and application of instructional principles and theories pertaining to aircrew training systems.

* Provide inputs for courseware corrections and modifications, along with updates to training policies and procedures.

* Assist in other project and development work, as assigned.

* Operate Student Management System.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

* Perform administrative duties relative to training, such as record keeping, monitoring student progress, and counseling.

* Review assigned CBT lessons and classroom lesson plans for content accuracy to guarantee the highest level of Quality Assurance (QA), as corrections, modifications, and updates to established curricula are recommended and incorporated.

* Support courseware development and maintain established training curricula.

* Support training device development efforts.

* Participate in at least one annual aircraft familiarization flight as a non-flying, additional crew member.

* Travel, as required.

* Perform other duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Morally and ethically influence others to successfully achieve program goals.

  • Fluently read, write, speak, and understand English.

  • Display excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Possess the ability to interface with students and provide on-the-spot remediation, or determine other courses of action, as necessary.

  • Possess basic knowledge of personal computers and software applications, such as word processing applications, spreadsheets, and databases.

  • Successfully accomplish an annual internal standardization evaluation.

  • Currently possess, or demonstrate the ability to obtain, a SECRET clearance

Education and Formal Training

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Aviation Operations Associates Degree is highly desired. Current or previously qualified Boom Operator Instructor, equivalent education, experience, and training, is required.


Experience as a qualified Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR) Boom Operator Flight Instructor or as a Tanker AAR Aircrew Training System (ATS) Boom Operator Instructor. Either position must have been held within 5 years of the date of assignment to the KC-46 ATS. Shall have logged a minimum of 200 flying hours in U.S. Air Force or Allied Nation tanker or tanker/receiver aircraft, or equivalent flight simulator, with at least 50% occurring in the aircraft

Materials and Equipment Directly Used

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


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