Contingent on Contract Award
The MTP/FCF LUH-72 Functional Check Pilot utilizes flight test techniques to perform test flights of aircraft to measure performance and handling to determine airworthiness following maintenance or modifications.
Location: Fort Rucker AL
Job Type: Full-time
Category: Government Contracting CONUS
Clearance: NACI (Public Trust)
Education: Required HS, Preferred: BS degree, OEM Certification or Military School Training with FAA Airmen Certification with commercial rotary wing and instrument rating
• Performs Functional Check flights and demonstrating aircraft proficiency upon completion of aircraft maintenance or modifications on aircraft.
• Interpret meteorological data as it pertains to filing a flight plan for the navigational course of flight needed for a mission or sortie.
• File flight plans for all flights using authorized navigational processes.
• Compute weight and balance logs for the aircraft being flown.
• Initiate and complete all military flight or maintenance forms to document maintenance test flight completion and discrepancies. Communicate, troubleshoot, advise and work side by side with military pilots and technicians.
• Determine in accordance with publications and procedures the airworthiness of aircraft prior to release for flight.
• Perform recovery flights and ferries aircraft to additional sites, such as depots.
• Perform troubleshooting procedures of aircraft on the ground and during flight and makes appropriate write-ups or gives verbal instructions to correct deficiencies.
• Verify forms and records used in the performance of maintenance to ensure they comply with work performed prior to ground or flight checks.
• Deploy when required to support contract requirements when Functional Check flights are anticipated.
• Must undergo and successfully complete (initially and annually) a flight physical IAW Army Regulation 95-20, service guidance contained in AR 40-501, AR 95-1, and the appropriate Aircrew Training Manual.
• Must have successfully completed a Civilian flight school or equivalent military flight and applicable training courses are required IAW 95-20
• Ten years of aviation maintenance experience required.
• Must meet the qualification requirements of AR 95-20.
• US Army Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course (AMOC) Phase II preferred.
• Previous military MTP or OEM FCP experience required.
• 1,000 flight hours as Pilot-In-Command or First Pilot.
• 100 hours As PC/1st Pilot in Utility Helicopters.
• 50 hours As PC/1st Pilot in LUH-72A
• Experience in multi-engine and glass cockpit helicopters preferred.
• Current Commercial (or better) Instrument rating for rotorcraft.
• A current FAA Class 2 (or better) flight physical.
Physical Requirements and working Conditions:
• Location of duty is Fort Rucker Alabama
• Typical physical demands or activities include climbing, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, kneeling, reaching and walking.
• May be required to lift objects whose weight normally will not exceed 50 pounds.
• May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
• May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
• May be exposed to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure
• Must be able to withstand extreme temperatures and environments while working in field conditions.
• Must have correctable vision to 20/20.
• Must be able to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
• Special vision abilities required to perform this job are close vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.
LICENSING, CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
• FAA Airmen Certification with commercial rotary wing and instrument rating, Formal/Specialized Training or Equivalent
• Security Clearance: Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance if required
• Valid State Driver’s License
Travel Requirements: 0-5%