The A-29 Super Tucano Fighter Instructor Pilot (IP) will assist in the US DoD and Allied aviation training mission by instructing and evaluating A-29 pilots seeking Basic Initial and Mission Qualifications from the A-29 Front Cockpit in basic and advanced flying maneuvers/procedures and tactical mission employment areas to include:
Basic Navigation (IFR and VFR)
Single-Ship Night Operations
2 and 4-Ship Basic and Tactical Formation
Basic Fighter Maneuvers (BFM) – (1v1 Offensive, Defensive, and High Aspect BFM)
The A-29 IP candidate pilots or has piloted US or Allied fighter or fighter trainer aircraft to accomplish training, combat, and other operational or training missions. DoD Occupational Group: 220100.
The DI A-29 Fighter IP position is in support of DoD and Allied A-29 formal training efforts with oversight by the USAF (AETC), SAF/IA, and AFSAT located on Randolph AFB, TX. The DI A-29 IP positions are contingent on Award of Contract.
The DI A-29 IP duty performance will be located in CONUS and when requested by the USG, OCONUS on a temporary basis. A-29 IPs will be supporting a military style Graduate Flight Training program designed to meet two major objectives:
Produce qualified and high quality Allied A-29 graduates that are well versed in basic and advanced A-29 flying and mission employment in support of their respective Air Force’s missions.
Provide training and assistance in advanced language skills, mentorship, and leadership. While completing this formal course of training, Allied pilots will improve their English language skills through immersion in academic and flight training. Taken together, the outcome of this formal military style A-29 training will lead to standardized course content while enhancing, Safety, 4th& 5th Generation employment tasks, Interoperability, and cohesive Coalition Operations.
Principal Accountabilities (Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract)
Specific A-29 IP Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducts or supervises training of Allied A-29 pilots seeking qualification in the A-29. Ensures operational readiness of crew by conducting or supervising mission specific training.
Provides direct instruction and demonstrations for Allied A-29 pilots in the academic classroom, simulator, and aircraft.
Unless otherwise required, the A-29 IP is responsible for Briefing, Execution, and De-Briefing of all A-29 syllabus directed activities.
Plans and prepares for missions. Reviews mission tasking, intelligence, and weather information. Supervises mission planning, preparation and filing of flight plan, and crew briefing. Ensures aircraft is preflighted, inspected, loaded, equipped, and manned for mission.
Pilots aircraft and commands crew and or flight members. Operates aircraft controls and equipment. Performs, supervises, or directs navigation, and weapons delivery.
Documents all A-29 student training IAW USAF and Allied requirements. Executes current operational, training, and student management plans and policies, monitors operations, and advises DynAviation and USG leadership when shortfalls occur. Assists leadership and performs staff functions related to this specialty.
Knowledge & Skills
A-29 Fighter IP Specialty:
Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of theory of flight, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, aircraft operating procedures, and mission tactics, e.g. formation, BFM, BSA, etc.
Education. For entry into this specialty, an undergraduate degree specializing in aviation, education, physical sciences, mathematics, administration, or management is desirable.
Training. For entry into this specialty, successful completion of USAF, USN, USMC or US Allied Undergraduate Pilot Training, follow-on Graduate Fighter Training, Combat Mission Ready Training, Instructor Pilot Upgrade and award of USAF AFSC 11F3X or its DoD, Allied equivalent.
Experience. Other than previously stated above, DynAviation and USG leadership determines needed proficiency based on previous performance, experience, and completion of minimum training requirements.
Other. The following are required:
Must be able to acquire and maintain and OPM/DIA SECRET Security Clearance
Award and/or retention of the US or Allied Fighter Pilot specialty code, recognized Commercial/DoD current aeronautical rating and qualification for aviation service as fighter pilot or fighter trainer instructor. Award of Fighter Specialty code, certification of aircraft commander, IP, Flight Lead, or Mission Commander Qualification by appropriate governmental operations authority.
Recognized USAF Fighter Specialty Aircraft Codes 11F3X: Suffix Portion of AFSC to Which Related, USN, USMC or Allied Codes as Determined by DynAviation Operations
Duties will require effective and diplomatic interaction with USG and Allied officials and their respective staffs. Bachelor’s degree or degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 9 years of professional experience; or 7 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree; considered an emerging authority and 6 years specific work experience in military flight training and instruction required. Formal DoD or Allied Flight Training School Graduate, Graduate of DoD Allied Formal Instructor Course, e.g. AETC FTU, PIT, ACC Formal Instructor Pilot Upgrade, or USAF Weapons School. FAA Commercial/Instrument License, MEL, ASEL Rating, FAA Class II Medical Certificate.
Flight Time and Experience Minimums:
Flight Currency Status/Minimums:
2,000 Hours Total Flight Time
1,000 Hours in Fighter/Fighter Trainer MDS
500 hours formal course instruction
3 years Instructor Pilot duties, Flight Lead, Designated Mission Commander
50 Flying Hours - last 6 months
Desired skills – Current and qualified A-29 Pilot/IP. Current FAA Certified Flight Instructor and US DoD flight training command experience highly desired. Should be knowledgeable and conversant in USAF-series operations, safety, standardization, and supervision instructions, as well as 36-series student management instructions. Additionally, should possess a full understanding of military flight training operations. Military deployment experience is highly desired and deployment experience to the USCENTCOM region is desired.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment and Travel
Must meet the flight time and physical requirements to serve as the PIC, IP, Flight Lead, or Mission Commander for designated type of aircraft in accordance with FAA and U.S. Military minimum requirements.
Occasionally lifts objects up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print, maps, aeronautical charts, and weather charts.
Must be able to crouch, crawl, routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees and reach above/below shoulders.
Travel - Ability to travel domestically and internationally when required
Individual must be able to travel to and between remote locations in austere and/or hostile environments.
May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
Potential for exposure to hostile fire in certain OCONUS location
May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
May be exposed to fumes, gas, airborne particles, chemical mist, vapors, ultra-violet and infrared radiation.
May be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles or aircraft.