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Fighter Pilot - F-18

Government / Defence / Aerospace United States



Employment -  Permanent


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Job details


  • Government / Defence / Aerospace

United States | N. America

Fighter Pilot - F-18

  • Type Rated



Employment - Permanent

Minimum requirements

Total time1500 hours
PIC time1500 hours
In type1500 hours
Type ratingRequired
Flight time notes
  • Minimum of 1500 flight hours in F-18/EA-18G aircraft required
Lic. AuthorityFAA
MedicalClass 1
ICAO English Level4
Covid-19 VaccinationRequired where permitted by applicable law

Additional requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering / Technical required; Masters Degree preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years of related experience
  • Graduate of a qualified Test Pilot School (e.g., the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Empire Test Pilot School, EPNER Test Pilot School, etc.) preferred
  • The successful applicant must possess at least three (3) years of Test Project Officer experience in military fixed wing test and evaluation
  • Previous qualification as a Military Aviator/Test Pilot required
  • Must be able to maintain a FAA Class II medical certificate
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective oral and written communications skills
  • Individual must be able to pass the physical and training qualification requirements to provide contract aircrew support, including completion of survival and aviation physiology training
  • Secret Security clearance preferred
  • Applicant selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Base location

  • United States | N. America
  • NHK - Patuxent River

Job description

As part of the worlds largest independent flight test organization supporting both US Government and Commercial Agencies, you will be joining a highly talented and experienced KBR aircrew services team that has provided over 40 continuous years of Test Pilot support at Patuxent River, MD. As a long-term incumbent and leader in test pilot expertise, the selected applicant will work within the VX-23 environment composed of government, military, contractor and industry personnel while supporting flight test.

This position supports tasking at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) for the VX-23 Patuxent River, MD

The selected candidate will serve as a F-18 project officer/pilot

The individual will provide all aspects of project officer duties and test flying for F-18/EA-18G projects

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Compensation & benefits

Sign-on BonusRelocation Assistance
  • Sign-on bonus and relocation stipend available.
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Base Location

  • United States | N. America
  • NHK - Patuxent River

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