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Stratolaunch Systems

Government / Defence / Aerospace

United States flagUnited States | N. America

Test Pilot - Various Aircraft




Employment - Permanent
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Minimum requirements

PIC time
1200 hours
500 hours
Type rating
Not required (Training Provided)
Flight time notes
  • Minimum 1,200 hours total PIC flight time, to include at least 500 hours in turbine aircraft
Preferred time
  • FAA Airline Transport Rating (ATP), or additional FAA type ratings and experience in multi-engine, non-centerline thrust aircraft
  • 747-400 type rating
Lic. Authority
Class 2
Covid-19 vaccination
Not specified

Additional requirements

  • Pilot graduate of a full course test pilot school (SETP-recognized)
  • Three years of test pilot experience on developmental flight test programs
  • FAA Commercial MultiEngine Land pilot certificate, without a centerline thrust restriction
  • Bachelors Degree in engineering, or similar technical foundation to support aircraft design
  • Be able to work irregular hours and work days, and travel periodically
  • Be knowledgeable of applicable Federal Aviation Regulations for flight operations and aircraft certification
  • Possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Must have the ability to work in cramped, confined cockpit environments in both hot and cold environments for up to 8 hours with limited movement. Must have the ability to operate cockpit flight controls with up to 150 lbs. of rudder forces, elevator forces up to 120 lbs., and aileron forces up to 90 lbs.
  • Must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as instructed, to include flight helmet, oxygen mask and backpack parachute, and have the ability to egress cockpit area up to 10 feet off the ground via rope.


  • Possess FAA high altitude endorsement or equivalent military training
  • Experience as pilot in heavy multi-engine turbine aircraft
  • Six years of relevant experience on developmental flight test programs
  • Experience with external stores carriage and separation flight tests
  • Masters Degree in engineering or related technical field
  • Previous experience with advanced flight controls or autonomous aircraft development
  • Previous experience with experimental or modified aircraft, technical and safety review boards, and configuration control
  • Familiar with government flight test organizations, ranges, and procedures

Work conditions


9/80 schedule

Compensation and benefits

Education Allowance
Insurance - Medical
Parental Leave


  • $154,000-$246,300
  • Up to %15 annual bonus
  • Relocation eligible to local area – Mojave, CA
  • 9/80 schedule
  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs)
  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • 50% company match per contributed dollar into 401(k) savings plan up to the IRS annual limit
  • Tuition reimbursement

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Base location

United States flagUnited States | N. America
Base location icon MHV - Mojave
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Test Pilot - Various Aircraft
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