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Operational Test & Evaluation Instructor (Part-time)

Company: National Test Pilot School
Location: Mojave
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Join the World's Test Pilot School (TPS) providing instruction for professional aviators and engineers to train in the science and discipline of Flight Test. NTPS represents several firsts in the Flight Test Education world:

  • First TPS approved to award Master's Degree's.
  • First TPS to be certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an Approved Training Organization (ATO) for Test Pilot training.
  • First TPS to be institutionally accredited by the U.S. Department of Education (WSCUC)
  • First TPS to obtain ISO-9001-2015 certification. Small class sizes ensure quality instruction and attention to student needs. Students are typically hand-picked and represent a cross section of U.S. international partners with most being officers in an allied military service.Primary Responsibilities:
    • Primary Instructor who develops and delivers the Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) flight test, short course at NTPS.
    • Teach all aspects of the OT&E curriculum including both academic and airborne instruction of the NTPS's "Plan, Execute, Analyze and Report" (PEAR) flight test paradigm to U.S. and international (military and civilian) students.
    • The OT&E course is 3 weeks in duration and is taught four times per year. Instructors can teach the full 3-week course or a portion of the 3-week course. The Instructor only needs to be onsite at NTPS (in Mojave, CA) when teaching the 3-week course.Knowledge, Skills & Experience (Required)
      • Canidates must have excellent interpersonal skills that will allow you to work well with students with diverse, muti-cultural backgrounds and with those who have a wide range, from minimal to extensive, flight test and/or aviation engineering experience.
      • Candidates must be able to explain complex operational flight test subjects in a manner that can be assimilated and applied by students.
      • Candidates must have basis "PEAR" Flight Test knowledge and the ability to demonstrate energetic classroom presentation skills.
      • English language fluency
      • Minimum of 3-5 years of flight test experience.
      • Must possess basic VFR flight planning skills and be able to teach to cockpit basic avionics configurations.Knowledge, Skills & Experience (Preferred)
        • 10+ years of flight test experience (Pilot or FTE) is desired.
        • 3+ years of operational testing experience desired.
        • Experience with military or civilian technical and operational requirements processes and documents.
        • Previous Test Pilot School instructional experience
        • Previous Instructor Pilot (military or civilian) or Instructor Flight Test Engineer experience.
        • Flight simulator knowledge
        • Practical experience in Aeronautical Engineering design or research.Education/ Professional Certification Requirements
          • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or field closely associated with flight testing.To conform with U.S. export control regulations, applicants should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government.

Keywords: National Test Pilot School, Lancaster , Operational Test & Evaluation Instructor (Part-time), Education / Teaching , Mojave, California

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