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Test Pilot - BlackFly eVTOL

Government / Defence / Aerospace United States

Opener Aero

BlackFly eVTOL

Employment - Permanent


Applicants must be able to show proof of right to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship by the employer.

Job details

Opener Aaero

Opener Aaero
  • Government / Defence / Aerospace

United States | N. America

Test Pilot - BlackFly eVTOL

  • NTR



Employment - Permanent

Minimum requirements

Type ratingNot required (Training Provided)
LicenseCPL, IR, ME
Lic. AuthorityFAA
MedicalClass 1
Covid-19 vaccinationRequired where permitted by applicable law

Additional requirements

  • Training from National Test Pilot School, Navy, USAF Test Pilot School
  • Experience operating remotely piloted/controlled aircraft
  • 4+ years experience with experimental flight test methods and safety culture
  • Demonstrated application of Crew Resource Management principles
  • Demonstrated experience with Human Factors Design and Evaluation
  • Experience using rigorous scientific methods for testing and troubleshooting
  • Comfortable managing and manipulating data and documentation
  • Able to write in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to support off-site travel to conduct development and certification flight testing


  • 5+ years years as a pilot and/or test pilot including rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft
  • Demonstrated experience with Human Factors Design and Evaluation
  • Experience with Aircraft Certification
  • BS in a related engineering field, can be substituted with significant developmental flight test experience for otherwise highly qualified candidates
  • Graduate of an SETP recognized test pilot school
  • Remote Pilot Part 107
  • FAA ATP License & CFII
  • FAA Commercial Pilot License and Instrument RatingCurrent FAA Class II Medical
  • Advanced Google Sheet or MS Excel skills

Base location

  • United States | N. America
  • PAO - Palo Alto

Job description

We are a fast-growing company with a single lofty goal: to bring personal aviation to the general public. Innovating at the leading edge of electric aviation technology, we have developed BlackFly, the worlds first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing VTOL personal aircraft. Join us in ushering in a new age of aviation.

We are seeking someone with a passion for innovation and technology, who possesses experience with mechanical manufacturing and electromechanical design.

Equal opportunity employer

Opener Aaero is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Base location

  • United States | N. America
  • PAO - Palo Alto

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