Duties and Responsibilities
Blue Air Training conducts live and dry CAS. We employ live BDU-33s, 7.62mm strafe and live 2.75″ rockets from all aircraft. If a live range is not available, we can simulate weapons delivery with smoke generators.
Coordinate with the customer to develop scenarios, desired learning objectives, and basing options for training.
Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of aircraft systems and company procedures under normal, instrument, and emergency conditions.
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of Tactics, Techniques and Procedures of Close Air Support (CAS) and customer missions, as defined by federal publications.
Exercise knowledge of Foreign threat systems and government aircraft capabilities to accurately simulate various assets in accordance with customer scenarios and desired learning objectives.
Other administrative duties in conjunction with aviation may be required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must have minimum 1000 hours fighter time or 1300 hours total time (PIC/IP/SEFE in F/A/T-aircrafts) with 300 hours fighter time; wavier may be granted on case by case basis with 300 fighter hours minimum. May have 500 hours total fighter time and current in the Armed Forces Reserve or Guard status. Fighter time includes any Government owned F-, A-designation, as well as T-38 ADAIR, T-38 IFF, and any international exchange fighter equivalent aircraft servicing as Pilot in Command, Instructor Pilot, or Stan/Eval Flight Examiner. Must have tactical flying recency within the preceding five (5) years; can be with US Military Department, a foreign DoD equivalent, or a US DoD Contractor providing ADAIR or Close-Air-Support on another DoD contract. Recency requirement may be waived on a case-by-case basis based on experience level. Must be previously qualified DoD flight lead (4-shhip for ADAIR, 2-ship for CCAS) in F- or A-designated aircraft. Must have FAA Letter of Authorization (LOA) and current FAA Class II medical rating. Must be IFR rated and hold a commercial pilot certificate. Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) and other DoD equivalents may be considered on a case-by-case basis provided candidate has a minimum 1300 hours as a PIC under FAA commercial certificate and 300 hours PIC for an F- or A-designated aircraft, was a previous DoD Instructor WSO qualified, contractor trained flight lead (4-ship for ADIAR, 2-ship for CCAS) in F- or A-designated aircraft, and approved the GPO. Must be a self-starter, able to work independently or as part of a team. Must maintain a FAA issued Commercial Single-Engine Land (CSEL) certification. Must be able to pass a FAA checkride in Strikemaster, if assigned to the BAC-167 by the Company. Must be able to obtain/maintain a clearance level as required per contract. Must be able to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC) and must not be barred from any government installation. Must a US Citizen. If COMSEC access is required, must be a have final level of clearance and must complete required briefing in accordance with AFI 33-201. COMSEC accounts will be limited to the minimum necessary and will be on a strict need-to-know basis. Must be fluent in the English language with excellent communication skills. Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays, if necessary. Must provide own military flight helmet with MIL-standard oxygen and communication connections as well as standard civilian-style headset.