Calspan Corporation

  • VISTA, Learjet Test Pilot - EAFB

    Job Locations US-CA-Edwards AFB
    Job ID
    2019-1279
    Category
    Pilot
  • Overview

    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. 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.  The Test Pilot will also provide classroom instruction as required.

    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 special external spokesperson for the business group/functional organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans and objectives. Participate in new business proposal preparation.
    • Manage flight test planning and implementation. Perform quality demonstration, research flights and upset recovery training flights in experimental aircraft.

    Qualifications

    Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

    • Pilot License - FAA Commercial, Single and Multi-Engine Land, Instrument Rating.
    • Minimum 1500 hours of turbojet PIC time.
    • Must meet eligibility requirements for a Secret Security Clearance.
    • Currently qualified or previous experience as an F-16 Pilot.
    • Five years progressive experience and responsibility as a test pilot in a flight-test organization.
    • BS in Appropriate Engineering discipline.

     

    Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

    • Currently qualified or previous experience as an F-16 Instructor Pilot.
    • Ten years progressive experience and responsibility as a test pilot in a flight test organization.
    • Experience with project management, flight testing and evaluations of aircraft stability and control, flying/handling qualities, flight control systems or other airborne systems.
    • MS in Appropriate Engineering discipline.
    • Recognized Test Pilot School graduate.

    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.

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