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Old 04-05-2009, 08:26 AM   #1  
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Default Flight Test Pilot Job - FAA Kansas City

I am sure many of you have seen this, but I thought I'd post this anyway. Closes April 14, 2009.

Flight Test Pilot
SALARY RANGE: 81,410.00 - 126,157.00 USD per yearOPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, April 01, 2009
to Tuesday, April 14, 2009SERIES & GRADE: FV-2181-J/JPOSITION INFORMATION: Full Time PermanentDUTY LOCATIONS: vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: 1 vacancy - Kansas City MO WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All Sources
JOB SUMMARY:DESTINATIONFAA - Land the Perfect Job

About the FAA Employment Information
Business Component: Central Region, Small Airplane Directorate, Standards Office, Regulations & Policy Branch

Sample of Duties: Flight Test Pilot: Incumbent serves as nationally and internationally recognized flight test specialist for the global certification of normal, utility, acrobatic, commuter, primary and restricted ca...
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KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizen
  • FAA is an excepted service agency.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation
  • Successful completion of a probationary period.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Certificates and Ratings: All positions require a current commercial pilot certificate with airplane single and multiengine land and instrument ratings or an airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate.

Minimum Flight Hours: Flight hours as pilot-in-command (PIC) or second-in-command (SIC) in aircraft of any weight or category is creditable for this requirement.
Total PIC and SIC flight hours - 1,750
Total PIC hours - 1,150
Total instrument hours - 75*
Total PIC and SIC night flying hours - 75
Total PIC and SIC flying hours within the last 12 months - 100
*NOTE: At least 10 of the required instrument hours must have been logged in actual instrument weather. The balance may have been acquired in a flight simulator or in other types of instrument flight time; e.g., hood instrument.
Flight Experience Requirements: All applicants must meet the following requirements:
Have successfully completed a military test pilot school (United States, France, Britain, or Russia) or a ONE YEAR civilian test pilot school (National Test Pilot School (NTPS), etc.)
OR
Have 1 year or 100 hours of flight test experience as an engineering test pilot conducting performance and flying qualities tests or analyzing aircraft performance data.
NOTE: Acceptable engineering flight test experience must have been for the purpose of establishing the basic airworthiness of prototype aircraft or component parts in the experimental/developmental stage. This experience includes flight testing of an aircraft or component from the time of first developmental flight testing through final FAA certification or military acceptance testing. This experience must include basic stability, controllability, and performance testing to determine compliance with civil, military, or foreign standards. Flight tests will normally have been conducted in experimental category uncertified civilian aircraft or in military aircraft which have not had final acceptance for service use.

1. Experience with Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) Part 23, and related policies, standards and procedures concerning aircraft type certification, flight testing, and continued airworthiness.

U.S. Citizen
FAA is an excepted service agency.
Successful completion of a security investigation
Successful completion of a probationary period.

Requirement for travel: Applicants selected for pilot positions are required to travel on an as-needed basis, and their work schedules depend on the needs of the organization. Some positions require weekend and holiday work.

Requirement for Security Clearance: This moderate risk public trust (Level 5) position requires a National Agency Check and Inquiry with Credit (ANACI), which may be completed after appointment.

Medical Requirement: Applicants must possess a first-class medical certificate.

Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program: This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying covered positions will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

Training Requirements: Failure to successfully complete all required training, including the FAA initial flight test training course, and to obtain all required certificates may result in reassignment, demotion, or dismissal.

Flight Check: Candidates may be required to demonstrate proficiency in an aircraft, including a flight check to demonstrate ability to perform flight test techniques. Candidates will be evaluated on the quality of their experience as it pertains to the specific position being filled.

Interview: Candidates will be required to appear for an interview prior to appointment to determine whether they possess the personal qualities necessary to perform flight test pilot duties successfully. Candidates will be questioned about information on their applications and will be required to show appropriate certificates, ratings, logbooks or other appropriate records of flight time.

Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996, 49 USC: A person may not be hired in a pilot position until the screening requirements of the Pilot Records Improvement Act have been met.

Evaluation Criteria: Applicants may be further evaluated based on the information contained in their application questionnaire including the required "Airman Credentials Information". Information contained in your "Airman Credentials Information" may be used in determining eligibility for referral for "specific" jobs associated with this announcement. The information may also be used to determine well-qualified applicants.


HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
BackToTop(); Top All applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the positions. An automated score is administered based on the on-line application process used. All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated.

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities:
2. Knowledge of emerging aviation technologies such as synthetic vision, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, and performance-based communication.
3. Ability to apply advanced aerospace engineering concepts, principles, and practices to aircraft flight testing, and certification of aircraft and aircraft components.
4. Ability to prepare clear and concise documents that compel others to take a course of action, instruct others in carrying out tasks or activities, or explain the purpose, goals, and objectives of a policy or regulations.
5. Ability to plan and carry out the implementation of new or revised policies, procedures, and processes in an organization.
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Flight Experience Requirements: All applicants must meet the following requirements:
Have successfully completed a military test pilot school (United States, France, Britain, or Russia) or a ONE YEAR civilian test pilot school (National Test Pilot School (NTPS), etc.)
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Have 1 year or 100 hours of flight test experience as an engineering test pilot conducting performance and flying qualities tests or analyzing aircraft performance data.

Vagabond:

That's the part that eliminates most of us. I tried to go to USAF TPS but never got selected...they only take about 20 guys a year.

If you want to do it on your own at NTPS, the tuition is supposedly $250,000. It's probably not a bad program, but last I heard, their most "advanced" aircraft was the 1944 Lockheed T-33.

TPS grads aren't looking for jobs on airlinepilotcentral!
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If you want to do it on your own at NTPS, the tuition is supposedly $250,000. It's probably not a bad program, but last I heard, their most "advanced" aircraft was the 1944 Lockheed T-33.

TPS grads aren't looking for jobs on airlinepilotcentral!
Phlyer,

Agree with the last sentence, but FWIW NTPS has quite a selection of jets, including a few Saab Drakens.

NTPS - Welcome To The National Test Pilot School
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Tom:

I've got one hour of Drakken time! Smallest cockpit I've ever sat in...and I tip the scales pretty light.
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Tom:

I've got one hour of Drakken time! Smallest cockpit I've ever sat in...and I tip the scales pretty light.
Good Deal! We had a Danish student in UPT --- said he hoped to get a Drakken, but might have to settle for the F-104, poor guy.

I heard a presentation about deep-stall training in the Drakken by NTPS instructor Greg Lewis. As I recall, you had to stop the rotation with induced drag from the elevons, and break the stall with pitch-rocking. Meanwhile, you were dropping like Thor's hammer.
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