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Flight Instructor - F-35 Lightning II

Government / Defence / Aerospace United Kingdom


F-35 Lightning II

Employment -  Permanent


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BAE Systems

BAE Systems
  • Government / Defence / Aerospace

United Kingdom | Europe

Flight Instructor - F-35 Lightning II

  • Type Rated


F-35 Lightning II

Employment - Permanent

Minimum requirements

Total time1000 hours
In type1000 hours
Type ratingRequired
Flight time notes
  • 1000 hrs P1 in an operational FJ aircraft (1500 hrs P1 in an operational FJ aircraft preferred)
LicenseCPL, IR
Lic. AuthorityEASA, UKCAA
MedicalClass 2
ICAO English Level4
Covid-19 VaccinationNot specified

Additional requirements

  • Air-to-Air or Multi-Role expertise
  • Qualified Flying, Pilot or Weapons Instructional (QFI, QPI, QWI) experience in a FJ aircraft
  • Pairs lead
  • Proven professional military experience
  • Minimum 4th Generation FJ experience
  • Desirable skills:
  • 5th Generation fighter experience
  • Recent flying experience in a theatre of operations
  • Experience in a swing role FJ aircraft (e.g. Typhoon, F-18)
  • Four-ship lead qualification
  • EWI/SEAD/DEAD Experience
  • Experience instructing on an OCU/FJ Trg Sqn
  • Recent White Force experience
  • Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) or Squadron QPI or QWI experience

Base location

  • United Kingdom | Europe
  • KNF - Marham

Job description

Would you like a fantastic opportunity being based in our new state of the art Integrated Training Centre (ITC)

We currently have a vacancy for a F35 Contractor Instructor Pilot at our site in RAF Marham, Norfolk.

As a F35 Contractor Instructor Pilot, you will be responsible for the provision of high quality synthetic training support and instruction to all F-35 Lightning pilots, and providing specialist support, when required, for the development of the UK sovereign training system, together with supporting the definition and design of training scenarios, tactics and mission conduct.

This role will provide you with the chance of being part of a growing highly motivated team with access to the latest state of the art technology, aircraft and advanced tactics. There is also be an opportunity for technical and career progression through the role into our wider company.

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Compensation & benefits

  • Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
  • At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.
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Base Location

  • United Kingdom | Europe
  • KNF - Marham

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