10 February 2024

The Society of Experimental Test Pilots | Test Pilot

United States


Job Description:

Position Title: Test Pilot
Grade: Ungraded
Department: Fight Operations (NF,PAX)
Reports to: VP, Chief Test Pilot
Job Category: Full time, Exempt

Summary: Primary duties include flying and evaluating modified aircraft for research and development (R&D) and Test Pilot training. Duties also include reporting on results and performance from flight test sorties. Responsible for all aspects of flight test including test and safety planning, execution and reporting.

Position Responsibilities

  • 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. Particapte in new business proposal preparation.

Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Recognized Test Pilot School graduate.
  • Pilot License – FAA Commercial, Multi-Engine Land, Instrument Rating.
  • Minimum 750 hours of turbine PIC time.
  • Five years progressive experience and responsibility as a test pilot in a flight-test organization.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for a Secret Security Clearance.
  • BS in Appropriate Engineering discipline desired.

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; teaching academic theory and airborne test techniques.

Salary Range (min)

USD $150,000.00/Yr.

Salary Range (max)

USD $200,000.00/Yr.

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