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UAV Captain
  • room Location: Palmdale, California, United States
  • group Position: Captain
  • play_for_work Job Type: Charter, Government
Primary Aircraft
  • airplanemode_active UAV
Flight Time Requirements Snapshot
  • access_time Total Flight Time: 500
  • person Pilot In Command: 500
  • toll Turbine PIC: N/A
  • airplanemode_activeMulti Engine: N/A
  • queue_music Actual Instrument: N/A
Job Description

Pilot level 4 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during developmental test and operational flights. Remotely pilots vehicle to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability during engineering tests and flight test/demonstration support through specifically prescribed tests and maneuvers. Defines plans, organizes and executes complex flight programs and flight test events.
Conducts briefings and debriefings, and coordinates with maintenance personnel to analyze and correct vehicle discrepancies.
Candidate may conduct demonstration flights with customers, government officials or other personnel to exhibit vehicle performance, flying qualities and system capabilities.
Position based in Palmdale, CA requiring occasional travel.
Selected candidate must successfully complete training and qualification program and receive Government Flight Representative (GFR) certification as a basis for continued employment. Overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work will be required.
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Minimum Requirements

Basic Qualifications:Bachelor's degree plus nine years of related experience. Position requires experience as a flight operations crew member. Must be FAA commercial instrument rated pilot (or military equivalent) plus current Class II FAA Physical or better. Minimum of 500 hours of flight experience as Pilot in Command and able to maintain pilot currency. Current DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance with investigation in last 5 years required
Preferred Qualifications:UAV flight experience highly desirable.
•Test Pilot School graduate highly desirable.
• Military flight experience, flight test operations, multi-engine rated, FAA single engine commercial rating, aviation instructor experience also preferred.
•Current DoD Top Secret, SAP, or SCI clearance
•Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
•Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills
•Excellent communications skills, including the ability to brief test results to executive leadership
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