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Captain - P-3 Orion

Government / Defence / Aerospace United States


P-3 Orion

Employment -  Permanent


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Job details


  • Government / Defence / Aerospace

United States | N. America

Captain - P-3 Orion

  • Type Rated


P-3 Orion

Employment - Permanent

Minimum requirements

Total time1500 hours
In type1500 hours
Type ratingRequired
Flight time notes
  • A minimum of 1500 hours in the P-3C/P-8A family of aircraft.
LicenseCPL, IR, ME
Lic. AuthorityFAA
MedicalClass 1
ICAO English Level4
Covid-19 VaccinationNot specified

Additional requirements

  • A Bachelors degree with a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in engineering, math, physics, or other technical discipline is required.
  • Must have completed a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) within the past six (6) years or currently enrolled in the Continuous Evaluation (CE) Program
  • Past or Current qualification in P-3C or P-8A aircraft
  • A minimum of five years experience in the operational employment of airborne, search, detect, and tracking systems, as utilized on maritime surveillance aircraft.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with integrated test teams that are comprised of military civilian, and contractor personnel.
  • Past or current designation as a Patrol Plane Commander (PPC).
  • Ability to pass the physical and qualification requirements to provide contract aircrew support.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.


  • Operational experience with DoD active duty customers
  • Current qualification in P-8A aircraft
  • Dual qualification in P-3C and P-8A
  • Experience with APS-149 and APS-154
  • DT and/or OT systems test experience of P-3/P-8 family systems.
  • Recent experience with RDT&E and/or acquisition for advanced military electronics/computer systems.
  • Advanced Sensor Technologies Program Office experience.
  • A Test Pilot School Graduate will be preferred.

Base location

  • United States | N. America
  • FWH - Dallas

Job description

The candidate will function as a Senior P-8 Pilot supporting the Navys Advanced Sensor Technologies Program Office (AST PO) providing flight test planning and execution. The position is located in Dallas, TX. The work is primarily conducted in and around the DFW area, but 25% travel is required.

Providing flight services for P-8 training flights, support services flights (logistics, transport, VIP, demonstration), maintenance, acceptance testing, and flight testing (operational test, developmental test, Integration and test, and science and technology).

Participating in all aircrew training, ground training, and flight training.

Performing instructor duties.

Assisting Integrated Test Team (ITT) with mission planning and airspace coordination

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Interview, screening, & training

Stage 1
Applicant selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. A Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the past six (6) years (or currently enrolled in the Continuous Evaluation (CE) Program) is required.
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Base Location

  • United States | N. America
  • FWH - Dallas

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