The Chief UAS Pilot supports the UAS Test Site Director of Operations in conducting UAS ground and flight operations in support of university and FAA research requirements.
This support includes mission planning, execution, briefing, debriefing, piloting, resource management, maintenance, and safety.
The UAS Pilot serves as Pilot-in-Command (PIC) of assigned Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) and may serve as Instructor Pilot providing academic and in-flight instruction to student UAS operators.
The Chief UAS Pilot will have specific skills in operating Group 3 and larger UAS.
The UAS Pilot also serves as the Aviation Safety Officer (ASO) for all UAS flight operations.
Additionally, the UAS Pilot serves as a subject matter expert (SME) for all UAS airworthiness reviews, and serves as a client lead in the integration of mission-critical specialized avionics and payloads. ... Continue Reading
Three years’ experience piloting complex and/or Group 3 or larger unmanned aircraft. Possess a civilian or military aviation maintenance background and a minimum of 200 hours of documented UAS pilot hours in both fixed-wing and rotary-wing systems.
Bachelor’s degree in a technical or aviation related discipline.
Possess and maintain an FAA Private Pilot rating.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as oral and written communication skills are desired.
Basic computer skills i.e. Excel, Word, Power Point.
Proven ability to manage independently competing priorities in a complex and dynamic environment.
Ability to lead, train, develop, and motivate others.
Must be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident.
Must possess and maintain a Class II FAA pilot medical certificate. ... Continue Reading
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