Act as pilot in command (PIC) of MQ-9 aircraft and provide safe operation of the aircraft in CONUS and OCONUS locations.
Participate in all phases of flight to include planning/briefing, execution, debrief and crew resource management.
Adhere to specific military, civilian and ICAO flight rules to include compliance with FAA regulations.
Provides expertise in the operation of unmanned aircraft. Develop briefing and training materials to support flight operations.
Plans and performs a wide range of in-process analog, digital, microwave, optical and mechanical systems and equipment under ambient and environmental conditions.
Technical knowledge and experience with UAS operations to facilitate their integration safely and efficiently into the NAS.
This effort requires collaboration with US Government organizations and the Original Equipment manufacturer.
Ultimately, technical knowledge and experience to support UAS integration into the NAS without reducing existing capacity, decreasing safety, negatively impacting current operators, or increasing the risk to airspace users or persons and property on the ground any more than the integration of comparable new and novel technologies ... Continue Reading
Qualified MQ-9 Pilot or previously qualified MQ-9 Pilot (Form 8 within last 3 years)
Must have at least 200 hours as MQ-9 Pilot-in-Command (PIC)
Must possess current FAA Class II Medical Certificate or DoD equivalent
Must have the ability to travel on CONUS/OCONUS deployments
Must possess/be able to obtain a US passport
Maintaining a DoD Security Clearance is required
Prior DoD pilot training, specifically the USAF’s Undergraduate Pilot Training, or USA, USN, USMC, or USCG equivalent fixed wing training programBachelor Degree (maybe substituted for experience)or
Initial Formal Training Upgrade (IFTU) training in the MQ-9 via the 18X pipeline or the following FAA certificate/rating: Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Airplane Category Rating and Instrument-Airplane RatingFor non-military pilots, copies of:
Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Airplane Category Rating and Instrument-Airplane Rating or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with an Airplane Category Rating
Provide documentation if not previously qualified in MQ-9 LR: Complex Airplane Endorsement and High Performance Endorsement, Last page of civilian logbook that shows flight hoursPreferred:
MQ-9 Instructor/Evaluator Pilot experience
500 MQ-9 flight hours
Last flight within 180 days ... Continue Reading
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