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Job Ref:  FS75260
Employer:  URS.
City:  Fort Rucker
State/Province:  Alabama
Country:  United States
Type of Employment:  Full Time
Environmental Categories:  Other
Industries:  Other/Not Classified
Job Description: 
Minimum Requirements:

Qualifications for INSTRUCTOR PILOTS:
1. Must have rotorcraft helicopter CFI or DOD rotary wing instructor rating and instructed students in flight training,
2. Commercial rotorcraft helicopter license,
3. Minimum 500 hours in category,
4. Must have a current FAA Second Class Medical
Certificate prior to beginning MOI training.
5. For instrument instructors (not Primary,not BWS), additionally, must certify having a combination of 100 hours of hooded instrument, flight simulator instrument, or weather pilot time, and have instructed students in instrument flight training.
Applicants for employment are subject to Government approval and the terms of a 12 month Employee Training Agreement. Effective October 1, 2012 flight training instructor personnel may not exceed 250 pounds in flight duty uniform. Only applicants meeting minimum requirements may be considered for employment.

Starting salary is $74,734 after completion of MOI training and passage of government acceptance checkride. There are scheduled annual salary increases.

We provide primary (contact), instrument instruction in the TH67 and basic warfighting skills instruction in the OH58. For additional information go to

Note: This job posting is a replacement for the previously posted Instructor Pilot Position (EGG62753)and is expected to remain open for 12 months.

Job Description:

"We are currently accepting applications for the position of INSTRUCTOR PILOT."

FLYING HELICOPTERS REQUIRES special skills and rigorous training. The men and women who pilot Army helicopters are called upon day or night to fly difficult missions, often under dangerous battle conditions. They command the largest and most sophisticated fleet in the world - Apaches, Blackhawks, Chinooks, and Kiowas - in reconnaissance, transport and combat operations.

At the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, Alabama, aviation experts from URS train all Army helicopter pilots, turning out approximately 1,500 graduates annually. Since 1989, URS instructors have trained more than 20,000 student pilots, most of them entry-level soldiers with little or no flying experience. Fort Rucker is the largest rotary wing flight school in the world, not just for the Army but also for the Air Force, NATO and other allied countries.

From aviation theory and simulator instruction to actual flight training, URS instructors lead undergraduate student pilots through months of thorough training to prepare them for the perils of combat. Safety is paramount in every aspect of the training, and the program boasts an unprecedented safety record with more than 1.6 million hours of flight instruction.

Classes are conducted in shifts, starting at five o'clock in the morning and ending well after midnight, in a training area encompassing more than 40,000 square miles. Student pilots will eventually be flying in combat, so developing leadership skills is another important aspect of the program.

The training program occurs at an Army installation with a multinational student population, and is managed as a partnership between the Army and URS. It is just one of many instances where the Department of Defense has outsourced mission-critical technical and management assignments to URS. As one of the nation's leading multi-service contractors, URS proudly works in tandem with the armed forces to protect American interests at home and abroad.



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