Supervising Airplane Pilot

Supervise the personnel in in-flight testing of air navigational aids.
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Salary Range
$31,000 – $108,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Supervising Airplane Pilots do?

Plans, supervises, and participates in activities of personnel engaged in Federal Aviation Administration inflight testing of air navigational aids, air traffic controls, communications equipment, and sites of proposed equipment installations: Schedules and coordinates inflight testing program with ground support crews, air traffic, and military personnel to assure ground tracking, equipment monitoring, and related services. Conducts regularly scheduled and special flights to test equipment under all types of flight conditions including adverse weather, using both manual and automatic controls. Prepares evaluation reports of flight activities and reviews reports prepared by FACILITIES-FLIGHT-CHECK PILOTS. Recommends promotion, transfer, and discharge of personnel and authorizes leave. Recommends purchase, repair, or modification of equipment.


Should I be a Supervising Airplane Pilot?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Signal Maintenance Supervisor

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