Business Unit: L-3 Vertex
Job Type: Full-Time
Requisition Number: VertexLR39995
Location: Fort Rucker, AL
MAINTENANCE TEST PILOTS: AH-64D, CH-47D, OH-58D, and UH-
Performs flights and demonstrates proficiency during
standardization flights on aircraft. Performs mathematical
calculations required for weight and balance, performance data for
take off, cruise, and landing configurations of aircraft in which the
individuals are qualified.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Performs pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight procedures in
accordance with Company, Army or Air Force directives depending
2. Performs operational ground checks, taxi checks, hover checks
on rotary wing aircraft; functional check flights, general and limited
maintenance test flights, confirmation check
flights of aircraft and aircraft systems undergoing maintenance and
determines, in accordance with Army or Air Force technical
publications and Company procedures, the airworthiness of an
aircraft prior to its release for customer use.
3. Performs troubleshooting procedures of an aircraft on the
ground and in flight, and makes appropriate (verbal or written log
entry) recommendations to assist ground personnel in correcting
4. Performs recovery and ferry flights.
5. Instructs maintenance personnel for aircraft ground run-up and
taxi operations to prepare
employees for certification.
6. Keeps abreast of, and complies with FAA and local flying
regulations and safety procedures as applicable for the job.
7. Maintains proficiency in basic flight maneuvers, appropriate
aircraft emergency procedures and instrument flying consistent
with Army or Air Force technical publications and Company
8. Briefs and demonstrates operational and emergency procedures
to flight crew and noncrew
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. When not actually engaged in the physical operation of the
aircraft, must be willing to be engaged in study, preparation and
personal development to further physical and mental skills
required to operate aircraft.
2. Operates motor vehicles in performance of assigned duties.
3. Completes records as required by TAMMS-A necessary to record
aircraft and/or engine performance data. Completes maintenance
documentation accurately using Integrated Maintenance Data
System (IMDS) and required forms, and must show proficiency in
IMDS within 90 days when assigned to the Air Force Project.
4. Required to participate in instrument flight simulator training.
5. When assigned to ATTC, may be required to fly profile flights,
which may include NVG, PNVS, and tactics.
1. Must demonstrate successfully the ability to start, run-up, fly,
navigate and land aircraft that the individual is qualified to operate.
2. Must hold a valid and current FAA Commercial Pilot certificate
with rotorcraft and instrument ratings in the aircraft class (fixed,
rotary or both) for which a position is
3. Must hold a valid FAA Instrument rating in the designated
aircraft class for which job is offered. Army Fleet Support LLC -
Fort Rucker, Alabama Job Description – 2005 Also See General
Requirements of All Classifications on page 144.
4. Must have recorded (and proof presented) a minimum of 1,000
hours as pilot in command in the specific aircraft class for which a
position is offered. Must have recorded (and proof presented) a
minimum of 1,500 hours of pilot in command in the specific aircraft
class for which a position is offered with 500 hours experience in
helicopters of which at least 250 hours must have been in the UH-
1H or Bell 205 when assigned to the Air Force Project. Fifty percent
of minimum flight time of pilot in command can be in commercial
aircraft similar to or already in the Army or Air Force’s inventory
when position is offered.
5. Must have satisfactorily completed a proficiency check, either
Military (U.S. Army’s UH-1H Maintenance Test Pilot Course) or FAA
Test Flight Program in the UH-1H or Bell
205 when assigned to the Air Force Project.
1. High school diploma or equivalent General Educational
Development (GED) certificate.
2. AMOC II graduation is a requisite for this job classification. Pilots
flying OH-58D, CH-47, AH-64 or UH-60 aircraft must be a Phase II
graduate in that particular aircraft before assuming Maintenance
Test Pilot duties in those aircraft.
1. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of
measure, using whole integers, common and decimal fractions.
2. Ability to compute rates, ratios, percentages, and interpolations
necessary for aircraft and engine performance.
1. Must hold a valid and current FAA or military Class II Medical
Certificate as prescribed by the Government. Must undergo initially
and annually thereafter, flight physical(s) prior to piloting an U. S.
Army or Air Force aircraft.
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