F-16/VISTA Test Pilot

Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date Posted: 01-15-2018
F-16/VISTA Test Pilot Summary: The F-16 Instructor Pilot, will provide support for USAF TPS curriculum requirements. The Test Pilot will fly both the USAF TPS Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA) and standard F-16C/D aircraft and provide classroom and airborne instruction to TPS students and staff.

  • 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.  Considered 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.  Exercises 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.
  • Manage flight test planning and implementation.  Perform quality demonstration, research flights,  and upset recovery training flights in experimental aircraft.
Preferred Education / Experience:
•Minimum five to 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.
•BS in Appropriate Engineering discipline (MS desirable), recognized Test Pilot School graduate highly desired.
•Current or Previous experience as an F-16 Instructor Pilot (required).
Preferred Knowledge / Ability:
•Pilot License - FAA Commercial, Single and/or Multi-Engine, Instrument Rating (required)
•Minimum 1500 hours of Turbine PIC time (required)
•Must meet eligibility requirements for a Personal Security Clearance

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