You must possess and provide proof of the following, at time of application in order to meet the basic requirements of this position:
- A documented flight log reflecting a minimum of 1500 flight hours (up to 500 hours can be waived, reducing the pilot entry on duty minimums to 1000 hours); apply at 750 flight hours*
- 250 Pilot-in-Command hours
- 75 Instrument hours
- 75 Night hours (Flight Hour Waiver available)
- 100 Flight hours in the last 12 months (currently waived by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) through August 1, 2024)
- No military flight hour conversion allowed
- A current FAA Commercial or ATP Pilot Certification with the following ratings:
- Dual Rated: Airplane (Single-engine land or multi-engine land) with instrument rating AND Rotorcraft Helicopter with instrument rating; OR
- Airplane Rated: Airplane (Single-engine land or multi-engine land) with instrument; OR
- Helicopter Rated: Rotorcraft Helicopter with instrument rating; OR
- Equivalent military rating of the above at the time of application (eligibility based on military flight experience must provide official orders, forms or logbooks showing their status as a rated military pilot).
- FAA Class II Medical Certificate required for assessment dated within the last 12 calendar months. FAA Class I, FAA Class 2 or Military Certificate dated within the last 12 months qualifies to start the pre-employment process.
*Applicants applying at 750 flight hours are required to obtain at least 1,000 flight hours (depending on the number of hours approved for a waiver) at own expense before being able to attend the 3-part flight assessment. Applicants must still meet the required 250 PIC hours, 75 Instrument hours, 75 Night hours and 100 Flight hours in the last 12 months. (Note: The 100 flight hours in the last 12 months is currently being waived by OPM through August 1, 2024.)
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Flight Hours:
Applicants may include UAS Predator A (MQ-1), Predator B (MQ-9) flight hours or predator based variant flight hours. These hours may be credited towards satisfying the "Total flight time" 1,500 flight hour requirement only. UAS hours do not count towards the 250 PIC hours, 75 Instrument hours and 75 Night hours. Flight hour logbooks will be required at time of your Flight Assessment for verification. Note: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible.