Jul 27, 2018

Instructor Pilot – Military Specialized

  • MD Helicopters
  • Mesa, AZ, USA
Full-Time Aerospace - Aviation

Job Description

Position Summary

 The Instructor Pilot – Military Specialized is primary responsible is for programs of instruction, courseware and flight instruction for both aviators and instructors in military applications of helicopter operations and missions. The Instructor Pilot – Military Specialized assists the Director of Aviation & Maintenance Training with developing the aviation training curriculum and syllabus specific to assigned contract customers. He/she is the technical expert responsible for writing all POI syllabus in appropriate format to meet 1) ITARs compliance requirements 2) courseware and publications requirements for student instruction and 3) FAA and/or other USG entity requirements as well as the supported customer. He/she is also responsible for all in flight instruction of the flight curriculum and syllabus to successfully train customer aviators as specified by the contract and the Director of Aviation & Maintenance Training. The Instructor Pilot – Military Specialized is also responsible for assisting the commercial & civil flight instruction

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 In addition to the essential duties and responsibilities (listed below) the Instructor Pilot will:

 Flight instruction to student aviators in all environments including: day, night, Night Vision Goggles, gunnery, desert, mountain, overwater in all US Army tactical profiles.

  • In-depth knowledge of MD helicopters capabilities and limitations and their application to military tactics, techniques and procedures.
  • Maintain an understanding and workable knowledge of risk management practices and risk mitigation to safely conduct training in difficult, challenging and harsh environments.
  • Plan, implement and coordinate curriculum and syllabus programs in accordance with written regulations, procedures and policies.
  • Maintain all departmental syllabus POI in priority to meet contract requirements. The Tactical Instructor Pilot is responsible for coordinating syllabus requirements across the spectrum of MD departments to ensure syllabus is appropriately coordinated, synchronized and vetted throughout MD and across appropriate departments.
  • Assist the Director Aviation & Maintenance training in development of all curriculum, syllabus and instructional material to train military student pilots in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Assist the director with integrating POI development to meet the department’s timelines.
  • Develop and assist in resourcing aviation training plans and work with maintenance personnel to assure training is completed on time and within budget.
  • Develop all syllabus and POI in support of Army Regulation 95-20 requirements.
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned by the Director Aviation & Maintenance Training

Supervisory Responsibilities

 Supervisory roles of student pilots in a classroom environment and in the cockpit.

 Minimum Required Education, Qualification and Experience

 Those required to successfully accomplish each essential duty (above), to include:

 15 years US Army aviation experience as an Instructor Pilot and/or IFE.

  • Basic knowledge of MDHI aircraft or similar types armed with similar weapons.
  • Aerial Gunnery qualification is required.
  • Tactically proficient in military tactical skills & capable of coordinating and identifying FARP requirements.
  • Ability to take and follow direction with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent communication and team skills.
  • Fluent in the English Language
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to travel both CONUS and OCONUS.
  • Willingness and capability to travel for work.

 Required Licenses, Certificates, and Registrations

 CFI and/or CFII certificate.

  • Current FAA Medical certificate.
  • Prior gunnery experience with M-134 minigun, any series .50 cal. gun, 2.75 inch rockets and familiarity with the Hellfire missile system.

 Preferred Additional Education, Qualifications, and Experience

 Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

 This document does not create an employment contracts, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  •  This position is designated by the employer to be a safety-sensitive position.
  • Work performed in an office and factory settings.
  • Exposure to shop environment such as noise, dust, odors and fumes.
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, climb and move about facilities.
  • Travel up to 25%, domestic and international.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

MD Helicopters, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals.


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