Flight Test Pilot

Bachelor’s degree in aerospace, mechanical engineering, or another technical degree, plus FAA Commercial Multi-Engine rating required and 2,500 total hours of flight time required

Test pilots conduct assigned flight testing and support engineering with the development, certification, and launch of new or modified airplanes. This includes participating with technical discussions regarding airplane design, systems, and installed equipment; defining, scheduling, and planning flight tests; conducting flight testing to develop new products to meet customer expectations and demonstrating compliance to certification requirements; reporting on test flights and coordinating with appropriate groups to resolve issues.