07 August 2022

Textron Aviation | Pilot

Dugway, UT, United States


Flight Crew – External Pilot


Who We Are

Textron Systems is part of Textron, a $14 billion, multi-industry company employing 35,000 talented makers, thinkers, creators and doers worldwide. We make things that fly, hover, zoom and launch. Things that move people. Protect soldiers. Power industries. We serve customers in industries spanning aerospace and defense, specialized vehicles, turf care and fuel systems.

This role is in Textron System’sAir Systemsbusiness area. Visit TextronSystems.com & Lycoming.com to read more about who we are and the products we make!


The External Pilot position primarily supports the Dugway flight acceptance testing operations-activity as the “Safety Pilot” responsible for any and all related emergency actions that may occur during the launch, flight-mission and recovery stages of the operation for assets under test ensuring safe recovery if or when required. Additionally, the External Pilot candidate will support various developmental flight-testing operations as required, maintenance activities, ground support equipment emplace/displace activity, flight record reconciliation, air vehicle inspections, pilot database management and other related administrative functions.


+ Duties will include emplacement/displacement/inspection and replenishment of associated ground equipment as well as proper notation of logbooks and flight records. Perform as a Subject Matter Expert for operator related issues.

+ Practice Contractor Procedures compliance.

+ Daily Flight operations of Shadow 200 aircraft in support of R and D flight testing.

+ Direct interface with PMO, DCMA and engineering.

+ Supervise other pilots and External operators, perform applicable evaluations and pilot reviews.

+ In depth knowledge of Contractor Procedures Flight and Ground operations.

+ Work independently with minimal or no supervision.

+ Responsible for data management and generation of reports supplied to customer and company executive leadership.



+ Minimum of 10 years’ experience piloting high performance Radio Control (R/C) Aircraft (Aerobatics, Jet, and or Helicopter) required

+ Manned aviation and or UAS operator experience is required.

+ Previous experience flying complex R/C designs preferred.


+ Competition background (AMA/IMAC) preferred

+ Must be able to safely and effectively perform the duties of an AVO/MPO/IO without supervision, including flight, ground equipment operator setup/maintenance logs and records.

+ Ability to coordinate flight schedules, airspace, resources, frequency management, and other aspects of flight operations.

+ FAA licenses or certificates such as private pilot, commercial pilot, and instrument rating preferred.

+ Basic computer skills are required.

+ Must communicate effectively with internal and external customers both verbally and in writing and possess strong leadership skills.

+ Ability to obtain FAA Class II Medical is required.

+ Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain/maintain a government security clearance.

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.

Job Flight Operations

Primary Location US-Utah-Dugway

Recruiting Company Textron Systems

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 305312