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Last updated: 2019-05-02
Valid to: 2019-06-26
Job Role:
Pilot, Test Pilot
Saudi Arabia
Not specified
Job description

The Maintenance Test Pilot utilizes flight test techniques to perform test flights of assigned aircraft to measure performance and handling to determine airworthiness following maintenance or modifications.

Principal Accountabilities

(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)

  • Perform test flights and demonstrating aircraft proficiency upon completion of aircraft maintenance or modifications on aircraft.
  • Determine in accordance with publications and procedures the airworthiness of aircraft prior to release for flight.
  • Perform troubleshooting procedures of aircraft on the ground and during flight, and makes appropriate write-ups or gives verbal instructions to correct deficiencies.
  • Verify forms and records used in the performance of maintenance to ensure they comply with work performed prior to ground or flight checks.
  • Run-up aircraft for alert status to perform test on modifications.
  • Perform Aviation Safety Official duties.
  • Interpret meteorological data as it pertains to filing a flight plan for the navigational course of flight needed for a sortie and files a flight plan for all flights using authorized processes.
  • Ensure proper documentation is chronicled.
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned.
  • Must have demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
  • Ability to use appropriate operating navigational and communication equipment installed on the aircraft.
  • Ability to calculate and annotate weight and balance logs for the assigned aircraft.
  • Ability to pass required flight proficiency examinations.
  • DOD Aviation Safety qualification and at least one former position as an Aviation Safety Officer preferred.

Experience & Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • One thousand (1,000) or more hours of relative total flight time, and a minimum of three hundred (300) hours in the same aircraft type and design and one hundred (100) hours in the assigned aircraft.
  • Must meet the experience requirements of AFR55-22, NOTAMS, AR95-10, AR95-20 and DCMA-8210 pertaining to each aircraft prior to acting in the capacity of pilot-in-command on maintenance test flights.
  • Possess the appropriate FAA Commercial Pilot’s License for the type of aircraft being flown, as well as all other qualifying experience consistent with AR 95-20 requirements.
  • Successfully completed proficiency check within the previous 12 months.
  • Possess or able to attain a current FAA Medical Certificate Second Class.
  • Completion of Military flight and/or applicable training courses.
  • Additional experience and education requirements may vary by assignment.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Able to Lift/push/pull minimum of sixty (50) pounds.
  • Able to successfully complete initially and annually thereafter during their birth months a required flight physical.
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
  • May be exposed to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
  • Must meet or exceed the flight time and physical requirements to pilot the designated type of aircraft in accordance with FAA and U.S. Military minimum requirements.
  • View aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
  • Able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
  • May be exposed to extreme turbine and jet engine noise, fumes, chemical mist, ultra-violet, infrared radiation, or airborne particles, electrical shock hazards, work near moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
  • Physically capable of climbing/descending vertical ladders or built-in aircraft steps to heights of 10-12 feet.
  • Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable.
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions.


  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

    • Required AH-64E Qualified

    • Two (2) years experience as a Maintenance Test Pilot in the AH-64D/E

    • Meets requirements of AR 95-20.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Maintenance Examiner in the AH-64D.

    AR 95-20 Pilot{ XE "Qualifications:pilot" }{ XE "Crewmembers:pilot qualifications" }. The pilot must be qualified in mission, type, design, and if appropriate, series of aircraft. The pilot must have not less than 1,000 hours Pilot-in-Command time.