Instructor Pilots provide advanced AH-64D flight instruction to student pilots in accordance with the Army Aircrew Training Manual. Instructor Pilots will have IP experience at the company level or above. Classes are conducted in day and night with shifts that start as early as 5am and end after midnight.
The training is conducted at Fort Rucker, Alabama and includes the company students as well as a contingent of multinational students. Instruction includes advanced flight tasks, advanced navigation, terrain flight techniques, tactics, techniques and procedures, and instrument training. Flight instruction includes contact, instruments; weapons gunnery; night systems under day, night and night vision goggle modes of flight.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Instructs and provides performance evaluations of students in classroom, in flight, and simulator training
Conducts pre-flight and in-flight briefings, and post-flight After Action Reviews
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Qualifications and Education Requirements
High School Graduate required – Associate or Bachelor Degree desired
Graduate of the U.S. Army AH-64D Instructor Pilot and Methods of Instruction course
5+ years as an aviator required with last AH-64D flight within the last 12 months. (Currency or refresher training may be provided as needed)
Minimum of 1000 hours as pilot in the AH-64D
Minimum of 250 hours as Instructor Pilot in the AH-64D
Fundamentally computer literate to include (but not limited to) using a personal computer, performing word processing, performing database input, access electronic publications, accessing the world wide web, briefing and debriefing software, and filling out electronic forms and grade sheets.
Ability to support periodic travel
Must be familiar with the operation of a military flight training base
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required
Must be able to work overtime as required
Must be willing to work any shift or day of the week as required
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must have and maintain a current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) second-class Medical Certificate through the duration of the contract , an Army Class 2 Flight Duty Medical Exam (FDME).
Current FAA Commercial Rotorcraft Certificate
Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex aviation word and technical documents/diagrams.
Must be able to calculate figures and amounts, and percentages, and to draw and interpret graphs.
Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. An ability to interpret student requirements and attitudes from verbal, non-verbal, and written communication is essential.
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