Flight Manager

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned sibsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a Flight Manager and small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator on various Government Contracts and 14CFR Part 107 Commercial UAS Operations.

Dynetics conducts Flight Operations locally and across the nation. Knowledge of regulations, risk and safety analysis techniques along with an intimate knowledge of airspace and flight regulations encompassing FAA, Government and Military is required. Tasks include supplying subject matter expertise to help our customers build contracts that comply with DFAR and clauses (such as the Ground and Flight Risk Clause), damage liability and responsibility. An in-depth knowledge of DCMA Inst 8210.1 is highly desired. Knowledge of flight test procedures, aviation test planning, test execution, data gathering data reduction/presentation and Flight Test reporting is strongly desired.

This position entails management of a team of UAS Operators including personnel management, leadership and employee development plans and appraisals. The Flight Manager is responsible for management of a UAS lab and technical assets and at various field sites across CONUS. The position requires daily interaction with Corporate Management and engineering staff, as well as customers. Responsibilities include; scheduling and managing flight operations for a fleet of aircraft, aiding with providing technical data and support for Airworthiness Releases, scheduling ranges and airspace, budget and cost estimation, Flight Records tracking and maintenance, contractual language, regulatory compliance of aircraft, personnel, operations and standardization and evaluation of flight crew. The Flight Manager is responsible for Flight and mission approvals including risk assessment and management, land use agreements and airspace access. 

Candidate must be willing to travel at approximately 20% of the time to remote locations across the U.S. This individual must also be able to respond rapidly when called to support “pop-up” events, including travel to off-site meetings with very short notice.

Basic Qualifications

  • Part 107 Remote Pilot License
  • Experience in Part 107 Regulations and Waiver/Authorization Process
  • Obtain and maintain an FAA Class II Medical (or Military Class II)
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in an Aviation field
  • Aviation Safety and Risk analysis using ATP 5-19 and AR/DaPAM 385 series
  • Must be a rated military or civilian aviator
  • must be able to develop and write/edit Aviation SOPs
  • must have military Aviation or contract flight experience or Military UAS or RC/Hobby Flight Time

Aviation Instructor, Standards or Teaching experience as:

  • IP or equivalent
  • SIP or equivalent
  • IFE or equivalent
  • Government contract flight operations and regulations
  • Experience running an ATP and can write an ATM
  • Aviation Flight and Maintenance SOP construction
  • Safety Case construction to FAA Standards
  • Understanding of Civil vs Public Aircraft Operations
  • 10 years or more Aviation experience

Should have familiarity with:

  • DCMA Inst 8210.1 and Contractor flight ops
  • ATP 5-19, AR 385 series
  • AR 95-1, 20 and 23
  • FAA Part 107
  • FAA UAS Advisory Circulars


Other Qualifications

Desired Experience:

  • Aviation test experience
  • AH-64D and E rated
  • Master’s Degree in aviation related discipline
  • Private Pilot License or better (Commercial Rating is preferred)
  • Some familiarity with small UAS ops
  • Experimental Test Pilot training
  • Military small UAS rating or Civil UAS operations experience
  • Qualified GFR

Familiarity with

  • Commercially available autopilots and flight planning GCS software
  • Closed and open loop UAS control
  • Common RC/Hobby aircraft components and controllers

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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