***Overseas Position -- Based out of Fort Hood, TX*** Required to conduct academic instruction and rotary wing flight training and facilitate pilot briefings and debriefings as appropriate. Must be proficient in various aircraft training conditions, to include day, night/night system, IFR, gunnery, terrain flight training and team operations. This also includes basic and advanced flight maneuvers, aircraft systems and limitations, emergency procedures, and instrument flight. Training may also include simulation and advanced training techniques. Responsible for accomplishing the training mission and executing an effective, safe, and successful AH-64D Apache training program and related efforts required to support customer combat readiness and possible deployment requirements. Supports fielding, training, maintenance, and operation of the AH-64D Apache Longbow, compatible simulator, and associated equipment. Services may also include special over-the-shoulder preparatory training to ensure formal training, exercise, and evaluation success. As Chief Pilot, manages the team's standardization and crewmember training sustainment program (similar to Commander's Aircrew Training Program). Responsible for coordination with customer's flight authority; preparation of flight training schedule; maintenance and certification of air crewmember training folders; coordination with flight operations chief to close out flight records; monitoring of currency and proficiency requirements; implementation of the S3 no-notice proficiency evaluation program; and the scheduling and coordination of standardization and safety meetings for S3 contract pilots.
Must be an AH-64D qualified Instructor Pilot with extensive experience in attack helicopter operations.
Must be a graduate of the U.S. Army instructor pilot method of instruction (IPC/MOI) course.
Qualification as an Instrument Examiner is desired.
Minimum of 500 AH-64D instructor pilot flight hours and a minimum of 1500 total rotary wing flight experience.
Must have prior experience conducting Apache qualification and training or fifteen years experience as a Brigade/Battalion level instructor pilot.
Must have extensive gunnery and simulation experience.
Must comply with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Must have significant experience using mission planning systems.
Must be able to operate and train in the AH-64D Longbow Crew Trainer (LCT)
Must have a current FAA Class II Medical Certificate
Must have an FAA Commerical Helicopter Pilot Rating.
Must be familiar with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) flight rules.
Experience as Battalion Standardization Instructor Pilot desired
Combat experience is desired.
Required to conduct academic training and facilitate pilot briefings and debriefings.