LUH-72 Maintenance Test Pilot – Barstow, CA

Loyal Source

The LUH-72A Maintenance Test Pilot (MTP) utilizes flight test techniques to perform test flights of aircraft to measure performance and handling to determine airworthiness following maintenance or modifications.


  • 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.
  • 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. File flight plans for all flights using authorized navigational processes.
  • Determine in accordance with publications and procedures the airworthiness of aircraft prior to release for flight. Verify forms and records used in the performance of maintenance to ensure they comply with work performed prior to ground or flight checks.
  • 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.
  • Run-up aircraft for alert status to perform test on modifications.
  • Interpret meteorological data as it pertains to filing a flight plan for the navigational course of flight needed for a sortie and files a flight plan for all flights using authorized processes.
  • Ferry flights as assigned.
  • As qualified may perform as site safety specialist (only for the site where the Chief Pilot resides) and/or additional duties safety officer functions.
  • Must be capable of Aircraft Technical Inspection (TI) as additional duty.
  • May support AS9100-AS9110 internal audits, corrective action requests, assist section, department, and/or program in developing plans to correct identified shortfalls and may assist with continual improvement initiatives.
  • As qualified may perform Aviation Safety Official duties as directed.
  • As qualified may perform Chief or Lead pilot duties as designated by the Site Supervision.
  • Deploy when required to support contract requirements when maintenance test flights are anticipated.
  • Perform other qualified duties as needed.


Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent is Required.
  • Minimum of Ten (10) years of aviation maintenance experience is required.
  • A minimum of 1000 Hours of Pilot in Command time is preferred.¬†
  • 1,000 or more hours of total flight time with 300 hours in the same aircraft and type and 100 hours in the assigned aircraft LUH-72, and 50 hours as PC/1st Pilot in LUH-72A is required.
  • Must be proficient in flying operations of the (LUH-72 A) aircraft and have completed a proficiency check within the previous 12 months.
  • Must meet the qualification requirements of AR 95-20. 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.
  • Possess an instrument rating on their FAA Commercial License.
  • Possess a current valid Army Upslip or FAA Class II Medical Certificate. Successfully complete initially and annually thereafter a FAA Class II flight physical.
  • Must meet the experience requirements of AFR55-22, NOTAMS, AR95-10, AR95-20 and DCMA-8210 pertaining to each aircraft prior to acting in the capacity of pilot-in-command on maintenance test flights. Completed military flight and applicable training courses as required IAW 95-20
  • Must be able to work any shift as assigned by the Union.


Clearance Requirements:

Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET Security Clearance US Government Clearance. Must be able to obtain and maintain facility credentials/authorization.


Pay: $52.89

About Loyal Source

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