PURPOSE OF POSITION
Conduct academic, training device, and UAS live flying instruction in support of formal course syllabi, training plans, event instructor guides and Continuation Training (CT).
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Aviation or related field.
Training and Experience: Have 1000 hours total pilot flying time (not including SUPT time) of which 100 hours are in the Primary Aircraft of Instruction (PAI) (not including “other” time); or have 500 total pilot flying time (not including SUPT time) of which 200 hours are in the PAS (not including “other” time). Rated military pilot or holds a FAA Commercial Instrument Pilot rating. MQ-8 pilot time counts towards fulfilling the 1000/500 flying hour requirements. Pass and maintain FAA Class II flight physical requirements. Must complete a formal basic academic instructor course within 6 months after start of training as an instructor. Completion of the Air Combat Command Classroom Instructor Course or MAJCOM equivalent satisfies the CRI requirement. All Instructor Pilot (IP) candidates will meet AFI 11-MQ-8, Volume 1, Chapter 2, and Instructor Pilot Prerequisites prior to certification as a MQ-8 IP.
General Skills: Must be able to handle multiple tasks, a self-starter, flexible in work assignments, detail oriented, highly organized, possess good interpersonal and written communication skills, and work under limited supervision.
Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Desired Experience: Previous MQ-8 Pilot Instructor preferred.
Security Clearance: Must be able to obtain/maintain a “Secret” security clearance.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Perform academic instruction and/or remedial training/make-up training for students using Instructor/Lesson guides as required by applicable syllabi or training plans.
- Prepare classroom for instruction and distribute any lesson-related student materials.
- Coordinate and conduct aircraft preflight training required to support the syllabi.
- Review desired learning objectives with students in preparation for examinations/evaluations.
- Administer and score examinations.
- Manage academic programs to comply with AFRs, AFIs and other publications.
- Maintain production folders for each course taught.
- Maintain reference material used in support of academic courseware.
- Provide all student deliverables including all courseware related material and tactical publications.
- Instruct students in such a manner that, with normal student progression, the end-of-course level of proficiency will be met by the end of the academic phase.
- Critique students verbally on all errors committed during the course of the training.
- Instruct students in techniques and corrective procedures to help students avoid repetition of errors.
- Fill out log to document any problems with Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS).
- Complete all appropriate administrative paperwork (781, TAR, etc).
- IAW the approved debriefing guide, conduct a thorough event debrief for all training device events. All syllabi required items will be covered.
- Record student performance on individual event grade sheets IAW ACCI 11-464. End-of-course minimum standards are listed in the applicable formal course syllabi. Tasks that are not accomplished will be annotated on the student’s “not accomplished” task logs.
- Review each applicable student’s grade book prior to brief.
- Thoroughly prepare students to perform the scheduled event.
- In accordance with the approved instructor/mission pre-briefing guide, conduct a thorough event pre-brief for all flight training events.
- Address 100% of the specified event tasks during the flight training period, unless lack of student progress or maintenance problems will not allow completion. Non-effective flight training events will be rescheduled.
- Instructs and measures training process of students who train in the established aircrew training curriculum.
- Assists in projects and development work as assigned.
- Provides inputs for courseware corrections and modifications and to update training policies and procedures.
- Performs administrative duties relative to training such as recordkeeping, monitoring student progress.
- Serves as aircraft type Subject Matter Expert (SME) for curriculum development, students and other personnel as required.
- Maintains a high level of subject knowledge, capability and expertise.
- Performs Launch and Recovery (L/R) duties as required and assigned.
- Conducts briefings and debriefings and counsels with students to develop and maintain a high level of proficiency.
- Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.