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Government / Defence / Aerospace

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Research Pilot - U-2




Employment - Permanent
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Minimum requirements

PIC time
1500 hours
Type rating
Flight time notes
  • Possess an FAA commercial pilot license with instrument, multiengine and single engine land ratings or possess a pilot and instrument rating from the armed services. (Required)
  • Logbook and/or flight records verifying the following flight time minimums: 1,500 hours of pilot in command (PIC) (Required).
  • A successful candidate will conduct full-time Pilot duties on ER-2 (U-2) and a variety of other NASA aircraft as assigned to include, but not limited to: DC-8, Gulfstream III, Beechcraft King Air, C-20A, F-18 A/B, F-15 B/D, RQ-4 Global Hawk, T-34C, TG-14.
Preferred time
  • Pilots preferred to have at least 1000 hours in the U-2 and have been a current U-2 pilot within the past two years to be qualified to begin duty as a NASA ER-2 (Highly Desired).
Lic. Authority
Class 1
Covid-19 vaccination
Required where permitted by applicable law

Additional requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, from an accredited university or college (Required), with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, physical science, life science, or mathematics (Desired).
  • Must be able to pass random drug screenings. (Required)
  • Possess a current US passport, valid through period of employment. (Required)
  • Formal military training in expected duties (with DD 214 annotating AFSC / MOS qualification) or applicable civilian experience. (Highly Desired)
  • Must meet the security requirements of the position and pass a NASA Flight Medical Certification (Required).
  • Should possess knowledge and first-hand experience necessary to succeed as a government contractor providing direct support to NASA AFRC staff as required.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to create, maintain and update briefings and statistical reporting.
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance.
  • Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals and instructions; procedures, safety instructions, memos, reports.
  • Ability to write at a level to relay data, details and information.
  • Ability to perform shop math.
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely to relay information.

Compensation and benefits

Education Allowance
Insurance - Medical
Paid Time Off (PTO)


  • 100% team member owned
  • Outstanding insurance coverage
  • 401(k) match
  • Health and wellness incentives
  • Tuition and certification reimbursement
  • Generous PTO
  • Fun culture with company activities
  • Countless opportunities to give back to the community through our charitable organization, i3 Cares
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Equal opportunity employer

i3 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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