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Instructor Pilot, MD-530

ARMA AVIATION Published: July 26, 2019
Job Type


Req ID542

Job Brief

Responsible for development of trained AAF pilots through a formal course of instruction, and shall train/instruct local national aircraft commander copilots, and special mission operators (SMOs).


  • Provide initial aircraft qualification training to rated aviators, co-pilot upgrade training, instructor pilot upgrade training, and allow for training (initial and upgrade) on the digital cockpit variant of the MD-530F.
  • Conduct training of basic rotary wing maneuvers during both day VMC conditions and night VMC conditions on Night Vision Goggles.
  • Conduct flight instruction on topics ranging from checklist procedures, ground operations, general aircraft handling, instrument procedures, emergency procedures, crew resource management, and assist the AAF in their own version of tactical employment.
  • Provide required currency training, upgrade training, and reoccurring annual flight evaluations.
  • Train, advise, and assist the AAF squadron on leadership development, intelligence support to operations, aircrew scheduling, training management, flight safety, maintenance management, Standardization and Evaluation management, operational mission management, and other ground duties relevant to operating a flying squadron.
  • Conduct both formal and informal training (both flight and academic) on MD-530F aircraft procedures, mission training tasks, tactical employment techniques, and weapons engagement procedures to build combat readiness.
  • Conduct classroom academic, hands-on demonstration, simulator, and flight training, as required, to increase the individual and collective tactical proficiency of MD-530F qualified pilots and crews.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the appropriate aviation-related and aircraft specific systems-related subject areas.
  • Ability to impart effective instruction using computer-based presentation equipment in a Microsoft Windows-based (or similar) operating environment and/or platform classroom type delivery.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detail oriented and capable of completing multiple time-sensitive tasks.
  • Must be able to prioritize workloads.
  • Must thrive in fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Must have current passport.


Experience and Education Requirements:

  • 1,500 Rotary Wing Flight Hours
  • 500 Pilot in Command Hours
  • 100 Instructor Pilot Hours
  • 50 Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Instructor Pilot Hours
  • Currently have and maintain FAA Second Class Medical Certificate as a condition of employment.
  • Previously qualified as a DoD flight examiner or possess a current FAA/CAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Rating.
  • Familiar with International Civilian Aviation Organization (ICAO) flight regulations.
  • Current and qualified as an instructor in a MD-530F (or civilian equivalent).
  • MD-530F IP must have prior experience on OH-58D, AH-64, or AH-6


Physical Requirements/Working Environment:

  • Must possess a military medical or FAA Class II clearance and be able to meet applicable physical and physiological minimum requirements for the applicable aircraft.
  • Must successfully pass pre-employment drug screening; subsequent random screening per antidrug and alcohol misuse prevention program requirements.
  • Work assignment in a remote OCONUS location.
  • Austere living and working conditions, with long hours and exposure to harsh weather and hazardous conditions.



  • Personnel should be aware of requirements to mobilize on short notice and under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.


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