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F/A-18 Senior Instructor Pilot

Boeing Aerospace Operations
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
15 days ago
F/A-18 Senior Instructor Pilot


Boeing Aerospace Operations

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USA - New Orleans, LA, USA - Stennis Space Center, MS

Job Description Qualifications:

Boeing Global Services is seeking a F/18 Senior Instructor Pilot located at NAS JRB New Orleans to provide Contractor Instructor Pilot Services to the Kuwait Air Force (KAF) as part of a Foreign Military Sales contract.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides flight, simulator, and academic instruction to KAF pilots in customer-owned F/A-18 aircraft.
  • Conducts familiarization, qualification, upgrade, standardization, flight, and ground instruction in support of customer courses ranging from CAT IV to advanced training, including air-to-air gunnery, air-to-ground strike, day/night in-flight refueling, and day/night low-level training.
  • Maintains aircrew training materials and courseware.
  • Assists the customer operations and training staff in development of aircrew instructional philosophy, syllabi, evaluation criteria, and approaches for standardizing training materials, delivery, and training standards.
  • Performs as Subject Matter Expert for courseware maintenance support.
  • Assists the KAF in building aircraft, employment, and weapons briefings to support KAF continuation training.
  • Establishes qualifications and training standards.
  • Primary training site is at NAS JRB New Orleans.
  • Travel may be required to attend NATOPs and safety related conferences on behalf of the customer.
  • Job requires completion of appropriate KAF F/A-18 Block III differences training or transition in the aircraft.
  • Job requires compliance with NATOPs 3710.7U standards including recurring swim physiology and hypoxia training. Must meet F/A-18 NATOPS/OPNAVINST 3710.7U (section Anthropometric Requirements for duty in an ejection seat aircraft.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

This position requires an active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.)

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • 8+ years of military flying experience
  • Pilot wings attained through a US Navy, Marine Corps or USAF approved undergraduate pilot training program
  • Completion of a US Navy, Marine Corps or USAF high performance fighter certification program
  • Minimum of 800 hours Pilot-In-Command and/or Instructor Pilot time in the F/A-18 aircraft or fighter aircraft equivalent

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • A combination of F/A-18C and F/A-18E Super Hornet experience or equivalent
  • F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot or equivalent
  • F/A-18 Division Lead or equivalent
  • Top Gun Weapons and Tactics Instructor or equivalent
  • AMRAAM Instructor
  • Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System Instructor

Typical Education/ Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 14 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+9 years' related work experience, Master+12 years' related work experience, 18 years' related work experience, etc.).


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies. 


This position is for 1st shift

Contingent Upon Award:

This position is contingent upon award

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent.  Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.  

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.  

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only.  Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.  

Summary Pay Range: $208,000- $250,000

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.


Relocation is available for eligible candidates, if authorized

Export Control Requirement:

Safety Sensitive:

This is not a safety sensitive position

Contingent Upon Award Program

This position is not contingent upon program award

Experience Level:

Individual Contributor - 5

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Job Code:

ADPZI5 (A11)

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