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Old 02-11-2014, 07:09 AM   #1  
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Default Test Pilot for HondaJet

Test Pilot for Honda Aircraft Company

Job Summary

Location- Greensboro, NC 27401
Job Type- Full Time Employee
Education Level- Bachelor's Degree
Career Level- Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code- 1200000FA

DER Test Pilot
About the Job

• Development and certification of flight activities on assigned airplane
• Support flight schedule of assigned airplane
• Assist in test and flight readiness review meetings
• Review and approve Flight Test Plans
• Conduct all categories of experimental test flights
• Perform FAA and customer demonstrations
• Prepare and distribute Flight Reports after each assigned test flight
• Report customer and certification issues to Program Management in an objective manner
• Provide regular updates to the Chief Test Pilot on flight activities and certification and customer issues
• Establish and maintain common test procedures and certification approaches for Honda Aircraft products
• Manage the preparation of written development or certification test plans, reports, and test cards for assigned flight tests
• Manage the planning, coordination, and short-term scheduling of tests to be performed on assigned test aircraft
• Coordinate with flight test engineers as required to ensure the aircraft is configured properly to meet test objectives
• Monitor assigned aircraft configuration for as related to upcoming tests
• BS Engineering
• Minimum of 10 years experience
• In-depth technical knowledge of flight test and experience in certifying 14CFR, FAR 23 projects including but not limited to; Certification Plans, Ground and Flight Test Procedures and Reports, SSAs, FHAs and Compliance Reports
• Some travel will be required
• Candidate must have previous Experimental Flight test pilot experience
• Experience with writing test plans and reports, and data reduction and analysis
• Candidate must have 10 years of previous experience
• Excellent team leadership skills with strong ability to communicate and resolve issues or problems
• Experience with handling qualities and performance development and certification testing
• Experience with mechanical, electrical, and avionic systems development and certification testing
• Understand the FAA Part 23/​25 certification requirements and test methods necessary to show compliance
• Part 23/​25 Flight Test Pilot DER or be able to meet the requirement to apply for a DER appointment within one year
• Commercial Multi-engine Pilot certificate and minimum of 1800 hours as Pilot-in-Command
• Turbine aircraft experience
• Excellent written and oral communications skills.​

Preferred Skills:
• General aviation flight operation experience
• Airline Transport Pilot certificate and minimum of 2000 hours as Pilot-in-Command
• Graduate of Test Pilot School
• Single-pilot jet type rating
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:52 PM   #2  
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Looks like a sweet job. But the qualifications are so specific, makes you think they already have "the guy" in mind, and are posting the opening simply to follow the rules.
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