Lockheed Martin International F-16 Instructor Pilot in Fort Worth, Texas
F-16 Contract Instructor Pilot (IP) SME assigned to the Iraq Advanced Pilot Training (IAPT) program. Instructs newly trained Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) F-16 pilots in USAF authorized Tactics, Techniques and Procedures through USAF defined Continuation Training (CT) to enable IqAF to achieve and maintain F-16 Combat Mission Ready (CMR) status. Flying responsibilities will be performed in F-16s belonging to the IqAF in Tucson AZ and Iraq. Contract IPs will induct current and qualified IqAF F-16 pilots into IAPT. Contract IPs will develop curricula and training content, will perform airborne instruction in single and dual seat F-16 aircraft with Iraqi Mission Pilots (MP), will perform airborne training mission support, will operate and instruct simulator missions defined in IAPT CT syllabi, will perform classroom platform and table top instruction, will determine mission pilot proficiency and will report on MP progress and develop new teaching methods. Contract IPs will perform each category of training for IAPT MPs and will also lead Iraqi candidates through Flight Leader Upgrade and Instructor Pilot Upgrade programs. Contract IPs will operate F-16 aircraft in accordance with most restrictive applicable regulations, provided by the USAF, IqAF, and program/corporate policies and procedures. Highest emphasis will be placed on flight crewmembers safety and customer service. Contract IPs are responsible for training in all F-16 pilot related subjects such as aircraft systems, operating procedures, handling emergencies, problem analysis, aircraft navigation, radio operation and aerodynamics and special procedures relating to conduct of operational employment. Contract IPs will develop and amend program as required based on customer requirements and will serve as Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company international training experts to provide guidance on establishing training additional international training programs. Flying operations are currently conducted at Tucson ANG Base and in Balad Iraq. Contract IPs are expected to deploy long term or perform short term rotations to Iraq. Current rotation posture and options will be discussed during the interview. Permanent relocation options to Tucson will also be discussed during the interview.
Basic Qualifications Candidate must be a current or former USAF F-16 IP with a minimum of 1000 flight hours in 4th and/or 5th generation fighter aircraft. Must have valid passport.
Candidate must have prior experience in USAF Pilot Academic and Simulator Training.
Candidate must have operational experience with advanced sensor systems such as Night Vision Goggles (NVG) employment, Targeting Pod employment inc. Sniper, Lightening, LANTIRN, etc.) Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System and advanced weapons employment.
Candidate must be familiar with current instructional techniques and delivery methods.
Must have in-depth knowledge of USAF publications and an understanding of 4th and/or 5th generation fighter aircraft systems.
Candidate must have experience working in an international environment which required them to interact with multiple functional areas and personnel of diverse natures.
Use of Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is required.
Candidate must have outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent leadership traits, strong oral & written communication abilities, solid ability to organize, and a high desire to provide customer satisfaction. Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access.
Desired skills Experience with F-16 international pilot training curriculum Familiarity with F-16 contractor program requirements Extensive knowledge of F-16 systems for various blocks and models of aircraft F-16 Full Mission Simulator and Weapons System Trainer experience F-16 Functional Check Flight Pilot
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Job Location(s): Fort Worth Texas