Flight Instructor, Rotary Wing

at System Dynamics International, Inc. (view profile)
Location Ft. Rucker, Alabama
Date Posted December 22, 2016
Category Rotary Wing
Job Type Contract
State Alabama


Serve as a rotary-wing flight instructor at the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Ft. Rucker, AL, conducting comprehensive rotary-wing flight training to US Army, US Air Force, and international students.

Preferred Skills:

  • Must possess an ICAO equivalent or FAA Commercial pilot certificate AND an ICAO equivalent or FAA flight instructor certificate with rotorcraft category, helicopter class, and instrument helicopter ratings on both certificates OR be a graduate of any DOD rotary-wing instructor pilot course for rotary-wing aircraft.
  • Must have a current FAA Second Class Airman Certificate (medical) and must maintain it during the duration of employment.

Job Description:

  • All flight instructors must have a minimum:
    • 1500 total flight hours as pilot-in-command or second-in-command (per FAR 61.51); as Pilot-in-Command (PC) or Pilot (PI) (Per AR 95-1) in aircraft of any weight or category is creditable for this requirement
    • 250 total flight hours as pilot-in-command
    • 100 hours of hooded instrument, flight simulator instrument, or weather pilot time AND have instructed students in instrument flight training
    • 75 hours night flying
  • BWS flight instructors
    • Must certify that they are night vision goggle qualified and have a minimum of 200 hours of NVG time
    • Recent combat flight experience is desired
  • Standardization Instructor Pilots:
    • Must have a minimum of 250 hours in aircraft type/design
    • Must have 50 hours as pilot-in-command in aircraft type/design
    • Must have 50 hours in aircraft type/design within 6 months of starting employment
    • Must have experience conducting a comprehensive flight training quality control program

Other Instructions:

  • Must not exceed 250 lbs in flight duty uniform
  • Applicants are subject to US government approval
  • Current US Army training aircraft are the TH-67, OH-58, and UH-72A. The Army will transition to a solely UH-72A training fleet by the end of FY19.
  • The US Air Force training aircraft is the TH-1H and is expected to remain so for the foreseeable future
  • Security Clearance not required, but applicant must pass and maintain a US government background check.

Contingent upon contract award.

Application Instructions

Apply via SDI website link here: https://www.sdi-inc.com/component/rsform/form/19-application-form?jobid=147