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AH-64 D/E MTP - Maintenance Test Pilot

Aerospace and Aviation



Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States

Job Summary

The AH-64 D/E Maintenance Test Pilot utilizes flight test techniques to perform test flights of aircraft to measure performance and handling to determine airworthiness following maintenance or modifications. (A minimum of 1,000 PIC hours if preferred).

  • Perform test flights and demonstrating aircraft proficiency upon completion of aircraft maintenance or modifications on aircraft.
  • Interpret meteorological data as it pertains to filing a flight plan for the navigational course of flight needed for a mission or sortie.
  • File flight plans for all flights using authorized navigational processes.
  • Compute weight and balance logs for the aircraft being flown.
  • Initiate and complete all military flight or maintenance forms to document maintenance test flight completion and discrepancies.
  • Communicate, troubleshoot, advise and work side by side with military pilots and technicians.
  • Determine in accordance with publications and procedures the airworthiness of aircraft prior to release for flight.
  • Communicate, troubleshoot, advise and work side by side with military pilots and technicians.
  • Perform recovery flights and ferries aircraft to additional sites, such as depots.
  • Perform troubleshooting procedures of aircraft on the ground and during flight and makes appropriate write-ups or gives verbal instructions to correct deficiencies.
  • Verify forms and records used in the performance of maintenance to ensure they comply with work performed prior to ground or flight checks.
  • Run-up aircraft for alert status to perform test on modifications.
  • Deploy when required to support contract requirements when maintenance test flights are anticipated.
  • Ferry flights as assigned
  • Ensure proper documentation is chronicled.
  • As qualified may perform as site safety specialist and/or additional duties safety officer functions.
  • May be designate as a Foreign Object Elimination/Foreign Object Debris (FOE/FOD) Program Administrator.
  • May support AS9100-AS9110 internal audits, corrective action requests, assist section, department, and/or program in developing plans to correct identified shortfalls.
  • May assist with continual improvement initiatives.
  • As qualified may perform Chief or Lead pilot duties as designated by the Site Supervision.
  • Must be capable of Aircraft Technical Inspection (TI) as additional duty.
  • Plan and conduct aircraft technical inspections.
  • Inspect power plant hot section, cold section and accessory modules.
  • Operate and inspect pneudraulic systems including landing gear.
  • Understand the fundamentals and inspection techniques of helicopter structural repairs.
  • Perform troubleshooting and analyze electrical/electronic systems.
  • Lectures, demonstrates, and practical exercises in inspection techniques, procedures, performance evaluation, and operational checks on the power plant, structure, and systems of helicopters powertrains.
  • Provide technical guidance to repairs performing aircraft and subsystem maintenance techniques and safety procedures.
  • Maintains technical library, inspect systems, subsystems, and components according to applicable technical publications and checklists before, during and after airplane maintenance and modifications.
  • Check and troubleshoot systems
  • Annotate records of required maintenance.
  • Evaluate operational readiness of aircraft and recommend corrective action.
  • Inspect crash-damaged aircraft and estimates time, parts and costs to repair.
  • Ensure compliance with aircraft configuration control, Army oil analysis program and test measuring and diagnostic calibration.
  • Evaluate maintenance operations and facilities for compliance with directives, technical manuals, work standards, safety procedures, and operational policies.
  • Performs maintenance trend analysis and applies production control, quality control and other maintenance management principles and procedures to aircraft maintenance operations.
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Completed military flight and applicable training courses as required IAW 95-20
  • A Minimum of 1,000 Hours of PIC is preferred.
  • Minimum of Ten (10) years of aviation maintenance experience required.
  • Be proficient in flying operations of the aircraft they are assigned (AH-64D/E)
  • Satisfactorily completed a proficiency check within the previous 12 months.
  • Successfully complete initially and annually thereafter an Army or FAA Class II flight physical.
  • Possess an instrument rating on their FAA Commercial Certificates.
  • Possess a current valid Army or FAA Class II Medical Certificate.
  • Successfully completed Army Maintenance Test Pilots Course (MTPC) or complete an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.
  • Successfully completed the US Army Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course (AMOC) Phase II or complete an equivalency evaluation IAW AR 95-1 and 95-20.
  • Must meet the qualification requirements of AR 95-20.
  • US Citizen
  • Ability to obtain/maintain Security Clearance (NAC-I T1) Public Trust

Must meet the experience requirements of AFR55-22, NOTAMS, AR95-1, AR95-20 and DCMA-8210 pertaining to each aircraft prior to acting in the capacity of pilot-in-command on maintenance test flights.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated proven and verifiable aviation experience including ethics, ability and professionalism of the highest standards are required for this position.
  • Must have demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written. Must be fluent in the English language.
  • Working knowledge for operating navigational and communication equipment installed on the aircraft.
  • Capable of computing and annotating weight and balance logs for the aircraft.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
  • May be exposed to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
  • Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
  • Must be able to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
  • Must be physically capable of climbing vertical ladders or built-in aircraft steps to heights of 10-12 feet.
  • May be exposed to chemical mist, gas, vapors, ultra-violet and infrared radiation.
  • May be required to lift to 50 pounds to a height of four (4) feet and be required to lift to 20 pounds to a height of seven (7) feet.
  • May be exposed to certain obstructions on the surface as well as ladders, stairs, etc.
  • May be exposed to rapid or extreme temperature changes.


  • May be required to travel domestically and internationally on short notice, to austere environments, under harsh living conditions.