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Top Flight Test Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Flight Test Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Flight Test Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.7% of Flight Test Engineer resumes contained Test Plans as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Flight Test Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Flight Test Engineer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Test Plans

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Here's how Test Plans is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Generated/executed flight test plans to evaluate new aircraft or modifications to existing aircraft.
  • Designed aircraft instrumentation and data acquisition systems per test plans.
  • Documented systems requirements, Developed system test plans and procedures.
  • Analyzed aircraft requirements and developed detailed test plans.
  • Produced and coordinate airplane-level test plans.
  • Completed flight test plans, reports, and testing to support development and certification efforts for the G650 aircraft.
  • Developed test plans, conducted tests, and analyzed extensive bus and video data from multiple sources and formats.
  • Facilitated comprehensive aircraft propulsion test plans for E2/C2 aircraft while managing a $1.2 million dollar budget requirement.
  • Developed and maintained test plans and test procedures for testing of avionics software improvements for F-117A.
  • Planned & conducted Engine Ground & Flight Tests as per approved Flight Test Plans.
  • Defined and controlled aircraft test configurations through development of flight test plans and matrices.
  • Authored flight test plans and reports and certification/development program flight test schedules.
  • Coordinated aircraft modification, developed test plans, and conducted test missions.
  • Created flight test plans for testing operation of avionics software improvements.
  • Reviewed documents to provide technical input on T-45 test plans.
  • Developed test plans and test profiles for flight test.
  • Conducted mission briefings with pilots for active test plans.
  • Executed those test plans and procedures as a SystemEngineer.
  • Prepared test plans to FAA for systems Certification.
  • Prepared flight test plans and scripts.

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2. Clearance

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Here's how Clearance is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated flight clearances through respective military installations/ranges and flight test approval organizations including development of safety procedures.
  • Established and coordinated test peculiar aircraft clearances and limitations.
  • Required to and obtained a secret clearance
  • Determined blade clearance limits for main rotor pylon, tail rotor pylon, and rescue hoist installation.
  • Inspected and tested components for clearance, tolerances, proper installation, and operation.

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3. Aircraft Systems

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Here's how Aircraft Systems is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Trained and taught numerous flight engineer personnel on the aircraft systems of the P-3C/NP-3C/EP-3 test aircraft and multiple aircrew practices.
  • Designed flight test modifications to acquire data from aircraft systems (mission avionics, propulsion, braking, ECS).
  • Qualified Engine Runner for regression testing and EMC testing showing in-depth knowledge of the aircraft systems.
  • Analyzed, simulated, tested and reported results for developmental aircraft systems.
  • Worked problem resolution and testing and evaluation of complex electronic controls and software on aircraft systems and subsystems.
  • Provided oversight of system installation and integration with other aircraft systems.

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4. Avionics

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Here's how Avionics is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Provided aerospace engineering consulting services in support of manned and unmanned rotor-wing integrated avionics and weapon system development.
  • Managed the installation and modification of prototype avionics, electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems.
  • Designed advanced digital fly by wire and communication networks in military avionics.
  • Worked with final assembly to develop improved avionics installation and manufacturing processes.
  • Conducted avionics temperature and vibration surveys.
  • Developed test and certification plans for KC-46 avionics equipment and served as a contact between customers and development teams.
  • Flight-tested new avionics EHSI, reporting directly to NWA Avionics Project Manager on critical problems discovered during testing.
  • Conducted operational test for new weapons, avionics, software, and tactics for Air Combat Command.
  • Planned, directed, and executed Suite 2 avionics hardware and software upgrade for the A-10 aircraft.
  • Pioneered new flight test contracts for the SMCC facility in avionics vibration and environmental qualification flight testing.
  • Applied engineering techniques in directing testing phases of aircraft mechanical, avionics and weapons systems.
  • Conducted avionics, offensive radar, and defensive management system testing.
  • Proposed and Created Avionics and Electrical System Test process improvements.
  • Conducted development and testing on avionics software & hardware.
  • Operated avionics and instrumentation systems for preflight checkouts.
  • Planned and set-up avionics system testing in both F-117A cockpit mockup and actual flight plans.

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5. DOD

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Here's how DOD is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Chaired and planned the DOD/DOE Joint Test Working Group for the GLCM/W84 Warhead and integrated test and range safety requirements.
  • Led 20-member combined DoD and contractor test team to evaluate the $4.5B C-130 Avionics Modernization Program.
  • Performed avionics engineering duties as part of a 500-person laboratory focused on developing new technologies associated with DoD aircraft avionics systems.
  • Verified hardware and RF/electrical interfaces involving DoD payloads.
  • Coordinated the test department's manpower and resources to meet continually changing project requirements, while upholding DOD standards.
  • Created complex flight test plans to meet DoD and FAA requirements.

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6. Control Room

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Here's how Control Room is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Provided support as control room Test Conductor and Scribe for F-35 test operations.
  • Led ground control room of 15 engineers during hazardous flight tests.
  • Supported tests on-ground and from mission control rooms.
  • Briefed aircrews, directed mission control room and led team through adversity while monitoring real-time data and orchestrating test.

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7. Test Engineers

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Here's how Test Engineers is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Set/enforced Flight standards along with mentoring/training junior Test Engineers.
  • Interfaced regularly with defense contractors and test engineers.
  • Provided Test Operation direction in maintenance meetings and coordinate aircraft scheduling with Flight Test Engineers (FTE) and maintenance supervisors.
  • Developed test plans with flight crew, flight test engineers, and support personnel.
  • Mentored three junior flight test engineers, two of whom started as interns.
  • Coordinated with other test engineers to complete antenna pattern testing and VSWR measurements.
  • Supervised training progress of junior rotary wing Flight Test Engineers.
  • Trained new Flight Test Engineers.

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8. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Supported and coordinated flight test activities through real-time data monitoring and post-test data analysis.
  • Collected data and completed data analysis to certify aircraft.
  • Performed test data analysis and systems evaluation.
  • Developed computer based data analysis tools for specific flight test data and Test Point Efficiency tracking using both MATLAB and Excel.
  • Prepared helmet test data analysis plan, test card, safety limits and documented in the test report.
  • Authored technical documents including test plans, data analysis plans, and test result reports.
  • Developed and maintained VB scripts, configuration files and other data analysis tools.
  • Recorded test results information on the aircraft in real time for data analysis.
  • Developed flight test data analysis GUI using Matlab for flight test reporting and data quick-look.

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9. Missile

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Here's how Missile is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Compiled missile documentation to fulfill the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty reporting requirement.
  • Prepared test plans, defined instrumentation requirements, conducted tests, evaluated, and reported on the Ground Launch Missile Systems.
  • Planned, executed, and reported on Common Missile Warning System and Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure (ATIRCM) programs.
  • Supervised the group of engineers that developed and certified the launch software on the Ground Launch Cruise Missile.
  • Acted as project engineer for F-15 AIM-7 missile live fire tests against advanced cruise missiles.
  • Generated, Integrated, and Demonstrated Cruise Missile training simulator at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
  • Performed real-time and post flight performance analysis of missile guidance and propulsion systems.
  • Collected video during the flight simulating an air-to-ground missile diving into various targets.
  • Managed senior-level systems engineers in support of the Missile Defense Agency.
  • Flight-tested the Ground Launched Cruise Missile Weapon System.
  • Conducted engineering investigations and analyzed damage to fielded aircraft after premature inflight missile detonation.
  • Organized and managed facilities requirements for NATC, White Sand Missile Range, Eglin AFB, Kirkland AFB, and WPAFB.
  • Developed maintenance procedures for cruise missile airframe, electrical systems, and low observable coating.
  • Developed anti-tank missile program for Raytheon Systems Corp.

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10. FAA

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Here's how FAA is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Ensured modification conformity by maintaining relationships with product engineers, planners, pilots, and FAA representatives (DER's).
  • Published post-flight test data, test summaries and FAA certification reports In order to expand the envelope for 787-8.
  • Supported the Bell 429 FAA and ATC Certification program through CDI Corp as a contract flight test engineer.
  • Collaborated with frequency managers, FCC, FAA, and local spectrum authorities to plan frequency assignments.
  • Conducted FAA conformity audit for the LEAP-1B inlet compliance testing, and received the conformity approval.
  • Collaborated with FAA Flight Test Branch of Seattle Aircraft Certification Office to define test requirements.
  • Supported engine instrumentation for the Challenger 300 through it's FAA certification program.
  • Prepared test cards for flights in accordance with FAA regulated test plan procedures.
  • Reported certification test results to engineering, management, and the FAA.
  • Obtained an annual military FAA Class III Fight Certificate.
  • Reviewed data and connected data for the FAA.
  • Produced and coordinate FAA Flight Test Specifications.

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11. Flight Test Data

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Here's how Flight Test Data is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Designed and implemented tools to aid the collection, parsing and visualization of flight test data from instrumentation and telemetry group.
  • Analyzed real-time flight data using Test Instrumentation Management System (TIMS) and post-flight test data from each applicable test flight.
  • Validated and analyzed flight test data for development of the F119 engine for P&W and the U.S.A.F.
  • Provided engineering analysis of flight test data, in accordance with program guidelines, to the U.S. Navy.
  • Developed and maintained a flight test database designed to aid the flight test execution process.
  • Ensured timely delivery of flight test data to design engineering towards fix of instrument.
  • Analyzed ground and flight test data for system, aircraft anomalies.
  • Tested and evaluated flight test data system based on test requirement.
  • Collected and reviewed flight test data for customer delivery.
  • Analyzed over 50 hours of flight test data.
  • Conducted test missions, pre/post flight briefings and verified required flight test data and delivered to system engineers for analysis.

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12. Flight Test Operations

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Here's how Flight Test Operations is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Maintained currency in all tasks assigned in NATOPS Flight Manual and Flight Test Operations Manual.
  • Developed and presented Test Readiness Review meetings prior to conducting flight test operations at YPG.
  • Appointed to take the lead on Flight Test Operations input for the Extended Operations Testing.
  • Served as Flight Test Operations Engineer.

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13. Test Equipment

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Here's how Test Equipment is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Developed, acquired and operated highly specialized test equipment to meet unique test objectives.
  • Traveled to vendor sites to supervise and conduct acceptance testing of unique special test equipment.
  • Soldered test equipment for virtual tests.
  • Established, specified and databased test equipment requirements and developed progress metrics.
  • Utilized Technical Writing skills to document test procedures and develop operating and maintenance manuals for internally manufactured test equipment.
  • Performed extensive program management using cross-functional teams to move and qualify manufacturing and test equipment to offshore locations.

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14. Data Acquisition

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Here's how Data Acquisition is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Conducted airborne data acquisition management system functional verification and troubleshooting sessions.
  • Maintained documentation, data acquisition integrity and accuracy of test measurements.
  • Recorded in-flight data and operated data acquisitions systems during flight tests.
  • Designed detailed signal wiring diagrams for large data acquisition systems
  • Designed aircraft instrumentation and aircraft data acquisitions systems.
  • Worked with 737/57 group remote customer service utilizing Portable Airborne Data Acquisition and Monitoring System and ADAMS- based Instrumentation system.
  • Monitored and troubleshoot data acquisition, recording & telemetry systems, and various sensors during test phases on aircraft.
  • Supervised technicians working on the installation, wiring and troubleshooting of the data acquisition system.
  • Assisted and/or conducted system troubleshooting and test for all data acquisition and control equipment.

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15. Matlab

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Here's how Matlab is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Developed data processing tools in MATLAB, which streamlined the data processing capability of GPS data from multiple airborne sources.
  • Provided test team with MATLAB presentations covering cost efficient techniques for parsing large data sets.
  • Created MATLAB scripts to analyze and summarize Fly-By-Wire responses to autopilot commands.
  • Generated Matlab-based data correction scripts for EA-6B flight test nose-boom data.
  • Expedited and simplified the quotation process for solar water heating systems by accurately representing solar water heating system performance through MATLAB models
  • Developed applications in C++ and MATLAB for validating the algorithmic performance of the computer vision and optical-inertial sensor fusion library.

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16. Engineering Support

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Here's how Engineering Support is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Provided technical and engineering support for the Gulfstream IV flight test and certification program.
  • Provided engineering support to Maintenance for selected systems, Communications, Navigation and Electrical.
  • Provided on-site engineering support at aircraft modification facility and participated in review meetings.
  • Coordinated special on-site engineering support for troubleshooting of design deficiencies.
  • Managed a Navy engineering support contract valued at $250,000.
  • Provided Engineering support to Maintenance to ensure aircraft safety, reduce delays, and prevent cancellations.

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17. Flight Test Activities

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Here's how Flight Test Activities is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated with various organizations to facilitate effective and safe execution of all flight test activities.
  • Represented company during flight test activities at Edwards AFB and Dobbins ARB.
  • Briefed, coordinated and conducted flight test activities.

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18. Radar

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Here's how Radar is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Deployed worldwide supporting Science and Technology missions operating hands on with various advance radar and optical sensors.
  • Marketed radar update in the F-4E Phantom II aircraft to Israel as project flight test engineer.
  • Served as a radar systems test engineer on the BAMS Unmanned Aerial System and the MH-60R.
  • Developed simulation model used for radar altimeter troubleshooting.
  • Designed the radar detection system that was used in the aircraft AC130H to help with the ground target acquisition.
  • Managed the fuel supply and aircraft electrical distribution system on board ship, including radar tank gauging and filtration systems.

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19. RF

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Here's how RF is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Performed as the government engineering safety representative for all tests requiring an explosive flight termination system for unmanned air vehicle testing.
  • Generated timely test summaries following each testing to provide knowledge to organization regarding testing performed, problems encountered and plan forward.
  • Participated in high-risk flutter evaluations and performed developmental and certification flight-testing to validate the airplane composite structure is flutter free.
  • Performed equipment operational and functional verification checks in Aircraft and Cockpit Flight simulators, and on-aircraft testing as required.
  • Performed an emergency repair of a military instrument panel assembly language program for a critical Department of Defense client.
  • Performed in-flight data recordings via aircraft instrumentation system of next generation infrared countermeasure system for military cargo aircraft.
  • Managed and directed data processing and product reviews to produce documentation to advance future operations and sensor performance.
  • Maintained engineering notebook detailing all pertinent technical issues and interfaces with engineering aircrew personnel at MDA/NAWC-AD.
  • Developed, reviewed, analyzed and maintained cost/budget and schedule performance metrics and variance analyses.
  • Performed and documented analyses to validate and verify systems and components meet requirements and specifications.
  • Interfaced with customers daily, cultivating relationships to identify needs and future consulting work.
  • Generated engineering drawings for aircraft avionics equipment integration and cabin electrical equipment interface.
  • Performed as system safety engineer, crash investigator, and recovery operations commander.
  • Developed test procedures, instrumentation and configuration needed to successfully perform assigned testing.
  • Used interface control documents to translate digital bus content into engineering-unit parameter specifications.
  • Performed data reduction and processing under demanding schedules to support critical program milestones.
  • Prepared test and certification reports based on data obtained and analysis performed.
  • Performed vibration tests on hydraulic tubing preventing resonance frequency thus preventing fractures.
  • Performed on-board and bench-top calibrations of instrumentation measurement systems and devices.
  • Performed design analysis and developed special test analysis for classified programs.

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20. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Performed in-flight data collection of aircraft instrumentation system for hosted aircraft during developmental flight tests to support early involvement efforts.
  • Supported post-test data collection and problem report investigations for validation and certification ground/flight testing on the 787 and 747-8 airplane programs.
  • Performed instrumentation installation, calibration, data collection and data storage, and delivered post flight data to flight test analysts.
  • Verified operational status of all data collection systems and safing of aircraft systems for postflight maintenance upon mission completion.
  • Provided enhancements to existing practices for legacy products ensuring better data collection, tracking and accountability during factory builds.
  • Conducted mechanical and electrical ground and flight test of aircraft and missile avionics - particularly regarding instrumentation and data collection.

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21. Test Results

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Here's how Test Results is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Evaluated test results real-time for data accuracy and test point completion/sequencing.
  • Developed curriculum reflecting test results for instructing the B-52 crew force on new weapons and tactics.
  • Prepared and presented test results, schedule updates, and deficiency report status at IPT meetings.
  • Reported test results and any system deficiencies discovered in a published report to the Command.
  • Monitored all test results and reported software anomalies to US Air Force and Lockheed.
  • Presented immediate health diagnosis flight test results to the pilot and discipline engineers.
  • Verified alignment of test results with pre-test predictions.

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22. FTE

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Here's how FTE is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Acted as the lead engineer on AC632 after sitting 3 years on the tarmac and brought the aircraft back into service.
  • Drafted the Engineering Data Report (EDR) for the demonstration test phase to present test results.
  • Drafted final test reports for submission to the Admiral at COMOPTEVFOR.
  • Presented the KC-10 report to the SFTE symposium.
  • Mentored fellow F-35 FTEs in becoming qualified Test Conductors with an emphasis on JSF processes and procedures for proper test execution.
  • Assisted SMEs by analyzing Integrated Analysis & Data System (IADS) signal results after flight.
  • Designed change support for 787 model "held for" issues (build issues after installation).

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23. Flight Test Program

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Here's how Flight Test Program is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Worked within the Flight Test program, which was responsible for testing the reliability and safety of a newly developed airplane.
  • Licensed by the Royal Netherlands Air Force to conduct a two-week ground and flight test program on KC-10 Aerial Refueling Aircraft.
  • Determined detailed flight test program plans, requirements, evaluation and planning; conduct flight analysis, and reporting.
  • Planned and coordinated training classes to insure the team was ready to conduct a 20 month flight test program.
  • Contributed to the execution of a safe, efficient and effective flight test program.
  • Hired as flight test engineer to support small, highly developmental flight test programs.
  • Developed a new forecasting model to reduce cost overruns of new flight test programs.
  • Managed a $10M flight test program for Military Microwave Landing System Avionics.
  • Worked On the 737, 747, 767, 777, 787, P-8A FLIGHT TEST PROGRAMS.
  • Supported the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye flight test program through ISYS Technologies as a contract flight test engineer.
  • Led the successful completion of several ground and flight test programs (classified).
  • Participated in the 737 and 747 flight test program.

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24. Developmental Test

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Here's how Developmental Test is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Managed and oversaw all aspects of instrumentation for Developmental Testing during set up for FAA certification.
  • Mastered developmental test and evaluation techniques and procedures.
  • Supported developmental test and evaluations of 16 different aircraft for ACC, AETC, AFSOC, and USSOCOM.
  • Led developmental testing for large aircraft cockpit avionics and air traffic upgrades

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25. Usaf

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Here's how Usaf is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated with SPO and headquarters USAF via close liaison to ensure that timely support was received for mission accomplishment.
  • Provided critical support in planning, execution, and analysis for USAF targeting pod assets under development.
  • Authored test and safety plans for flight testing of USAF aircraft.
  • Provided support to USAF, Army and NATO customers.
  • Executed five USAF and allies programs concurrently.
  • Performed JP-8 jet fuel cold weather testing at the USAF McKinley laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.

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26. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Provided technical support to production and sales departments for bidding process.
  • Provided technical support, feedback and review of supportability analysis for application to new and upgraded weapons systems and equipment.
  • Provided technical support for the first 1,000 Gulfstream IV aircraft manufactured.
  • Provided technical support to cross-functional team, which ensured successful utilization of new processes from initial trial concept to product commercialization.
  • Performed equipment certifications and demo calls for both prospective and current clients and assisted in other videoconferencing technical support areas.
  • Helped increase equipment availability factor by responding to emergent issues and providing technical support to safely meet outages schedules.

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27. Catia

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Here's how Catia is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Performed CATIA model revisions and created new component designs.
  • Used CATIA v5 Generative Drafting Workbench extensively to create 2D drawings defining strain gage installation requirements for static and fatigue testing.
  • Coordinated changes of installation/ detailed drawing with production shop aides, Catia v.5 knowledge to confirm implementation.
  • Created 32 unique engineering designs in Catia V5.
  • Utilized CATIA V5/V6 to design test fixtures and test hardware for conducting tests of helicopter components.
  • Designed structural test fixtures and equipment using CATIA for the Viking S3 full-scale fatigue test.

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28. Ground Test

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Here's how Ground Test is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Participated in test coordination meetings, on-aircraft ground testing and instrumentation installs.
  • Performed on-aircraft ground test: operated instrumentation, recorded critical test parameters, instructed pilots on every step of the test.
  • Planned and executed multiple aircraft modifications and a detachment to Seattle for the Aerial Refueling aircraft revision and ground test.
  • Monitored flight test data system and sub-system health and provided holistic instrumentation support during the flight and ground test.
  • Conducted ground test and flight test to ensure proper COMM functionality and aircraft integration as well as specification compliance.
  • Relayed insight for ground test methods to resolve previously experienced INS alignment issues, reducing flight risk.
  • Conducted ground tests and EMI testing as well as being a flight crew member for flight testing.
  • Performed installation of field modifications, Pre-Flight Checks, Ground Test Operations and Flight Test Operations.
  • Directed and executed regulatory compliance checklists, ground test plans and flight test plans.
  • Performed ground testing of advanced targeting pods on the A-10 aircraft.
  • Sourced to Pratt & Whitney for ground testing of their new PW1100G Geared Turbofan Engine for the Airbus A320NEO.
  • Conducted Flight and Ground testing of electro-optic, infrared, and ultraviolet sensors and countermeasures systems.

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29. F-35

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Here's how F-35 is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Functioned as the focal point for all activities on assigned aircraft achieving all test points delegated by the F-35 program director.
  • Qualified Test Conductor / Test Director for Weapon Separation Missions and for the High Angle of Attack program on the F-35C.
  • Characterized 15 F-35A/B/C Air Vehicle Loads related deficiency reports, helping to drive system fixes prior to fleet release.
  • Supported the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program through APR Consulting as a contract flight test engineer.
  • Assisted in the development and maintenance of execution metrics related to F-35B/C test and evaluation.
  • Participated in over 150 test events on F-35B/C variant aircraft.
  • Coordinated all maintenance and modifications for F-35 Flight Test.

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30. Support Equipment

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Here's how Support Equipment is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Led 10 engineers, pilots, and contractors to determine test schedules, requirements, and coordinate support equipment.

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31. Test Pilots

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Here's how Test Pilots is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Participated in the test flights with design engineers, certification engineers, flight test pilots, and engineers from regulatory agencies.
  • Collaborated with design engineers, test operations engineers, and flight test pilots on test requirements and execution.
  • Provided functional area expertise for test pilots in real time as certified control room personnel.
  • Collaborated with design engineering and flight test pilots to define test goals and methods.
  • Conducted live simulator sessions with test pilots for preflight verification.

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32. F-16

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Here's how F-16 is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Provided engineering expertise on USAF F-16 aircraft maintenance, modifications, troubleshooting and repair.
  • Qualified and actively flying on test missions in F-16 and F-15 aircraft.
  • Contributed to the development of programs on B-1B, B-2, B-52, F-16, F-22, KC-135, and KC-46.
  • Assisted lead on F-16 LANTIRN and B-1B subsystem test.
  • Developed test procedures, gave mission briefings & conduct test from control room and onboard T-38, C-12, F-16 aircraft.
  • Completed Lockheed Martin F-16 Blk 52 engineer training in Fort Worth, TX (1996 and 1997).

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33. Ground Operations

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Here's how Ground Operations is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Maintained the training program for flight and ground operations to include curriculum development and scheduling training courses.
  • Performed engineering duties in the ground control station during flights and ground operations.
  • Provided Flight Test Ground Operations engineering support.
  • Provided flight test ground operations, engineering support, coordination and execution of pre-flight and post- flight activities.

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34. Flight Test Reports

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Here's how Flight Test Reports is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Organized and prepared flight test reports and conducted post-flight presentations to V-22 ITT members.

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35. Test Points

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Here's how Test Points is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Implemented all maintenance and test configuration changes, fortifying the final test points of theGUA-22A Gun Pod.

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36. Helicopter

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Here's how Helicopter is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Modified UH-1 Helicopters into drones by integrating flight-control and telemetry hardware into existing aircraft systems.
  • Conducted training on highly modified helicopters and ensured compliance with safety requirements.
  • Reviewed and implemented written test procedures regarding helicopter handling qualities and Automated Flight Control Systems (AFCS).
  • Performed initial inspection of the helicopter upon receipt to the Flight Line from production.
  • Developed and led first Structural Point Load Calibration at Bell Helicopter on V-22 Program.
  • Completed Helicopter Model V22 Long-Term VTOL Testing in Edwards Air Force Base.
  • Completed Helicopter Model AH407 Weapon Testing Projects in Yuma, AZ.
  • Completed Helicopter Model V22 Sea-Trial Testing on USS Iwo-Jima, USS-Bataan.
  • Completed Helicopter Model 407 Auto Pilot Projects.
  • Worked on the VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Program.
  • Completed Helicopter Model Huey II BLR Projects.
  • Completed Helicopter Model 412 EPI Projects.
  • Conducted test flights on experimental helicopter and tiltrotor aircraft.
  • performed 100+ customer acceptance Flights, also fixing any defects -aided customers in inspecting the helicopter for acceptance and certification.
  • Completed Helicopter Model V22 Hot & High Testing Projects in Gunnison, CO. (Received Award).
  • Performed developmental testing on the SH-2G Helicopter at Naval Air Warfare Center, Patuxent River, MD.
  • Supported the CH148 Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program through Belcan Technical Services as a contract flight test engineer.
  • Executed software loading on MH-60 Seahawk Multi-Mission Helicopter aircraft and acted as software load QA.
  • Completed Helicopter Model 430 Noise Certification Testing in Eglin Air Force Base.
  • performed Flight Testing of the entire helicopter.

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37. Accelerometers

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Here's how Accelerometers is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Customized data acquisition system (ARINC 429, accelerometers, strain gages etc.)

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38. Customer Requirements

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Here's how Customer Requirements is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Designed and conducted verification tests to ensure prototype and production hardware meets or exceeds customer requirements.
  • Developed lean processes and integrated supplier's processes, using material and process data to meet manufacturing and customer requirements.
  • Evaluated flight test methods, ranges, and aircraft platforms to meet customer requirements.
  • Verified SMC space weapon systems met or exceeded customer requirements.
  • Produced contract deliverables including post-mission technical reports that met the customer requirements.
  • Generated and prioritized engineering drawings and calculations, hydraulic schematics, reports, and test procedures to meet customer requirements.

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39. Instrumentation Systems

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Here's how Instrumentation Systems is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Supervised instrumentation systems installation on F-15 aircraft at the McDonnell-Douglas plant.
  • Worked on flight test instrumentation systems.

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40. Java

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Here's how Java is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Transformed usability designs into actionable development specifications and test plans for UI fundamentals, Java widgets and operator-specific cell phone applications.
  • Deployed Java/J2EE applications to Application servers in an Agile continuous integration environment and also automated the whole process.
  • Participated in a test automation tool selection process for an automated component testing harness in a Java/.NET environment.
  • Designed a Client-Server-Client application in Java using NetBeans, Designed a weather forecasting console in Java using NetBeans.
  • Conducted Automation/Manual testing using the Standards, guidelines and structured methodology in testing the application using Java.
  • Developed Hibernate mapping configuration files to maintain the relation between Java objects and database tables.

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41. UAV

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Here's how UAV is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Collaborated with a fortune 100 company to determine the scope, schedule and cost for a prototype UAV project.
  • Orchestrated first-ever release of anti-armor weapon from DRS Sentry UAV.
  • Provided aerodynamic analysis for both low and high speed wind tunnel testing of UAVs.
  • Worked as a test engineer and won the Small Tactical UAV program of record for the military with Ingetrator UAS.
  • Integrated hardware and software of ground and satellite communications systems aboard the unmanned air vehicle, DarkStar (UAV).

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42. Flight Test Aircraft

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Here's how Flight Test Aircraft is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Served as program focal point for integration of radar onto flight test aircraft.
  • Managed two Flight Test Aircraft testing for the RAAF and U.
  • Researched, tested, and implemented new equipment onboard Flight Test aircraft to improve egress and safety.

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43. GPS

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Here's how GPS is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Identified compromised radar and GPS configurations to test conductors, mid sortie, salvaging an 8 hour test flight.
  • Designed hardware for GPS communication including a 50 ohm PCB wireless antenna design for Puma AE.
  • Designed GPS Re-radiation System in support of MOAB Flight Test.
  • Identified parts necessary to integrate with robotics and GPS for full autonomous control.
  • Performed navigation systems integration, with analog/digital and East/West standards interface, for R-NAV, Omega and GPS Sensors.
  • Created test requirement documents for multiple projects, such as engines, GPS, ground collision warning, and radar testing.

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44. F/A-18

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Here's how F/A-18 is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Tested new systems on F-15 and F/A-18 fighter aircraft.

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45. C-130

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Here's how C-130 is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Served as Flight Engineer aboard EC-130 electronic jamming aircraft, specifically as OCF/FCF Instructor Flight Engineer and Supervisor/Scheduler of Aircrew Training.
  • Involved in the Developmental Test and Evaluation of avionic and warfare systems for the AC-130 and MC-130 special operation aircraft.
  • Managed training, scheduling, and standardization for 30 aircrews across the C-130, C-17, and C-5 platforms.
  • Developed, performed, and reported on various flight test missions for the C-130H Combat Talon II avionics systems/subsystems.
  • Designed / installed / operated UHF flight termination and telemetry repeater rack for King Air and C-130 aircraft.
  • Planned, scheduled, conducted, briefed, directed, and reported C-130 and C-5 developmental tests.
  • Participated in flight test of the KC-130J in-flight refueling system as well as the new E-2C propeller.
  • Developed C-130 cockpit mounted LCD monitor providing test crew real time video during in-air refueling operations.
  • Conducted test flights and simulations to assess C-130J airdrop capabilities and operations.
  • Developed, conducted, and evaluated tests on AC-130U Gunship.
  • Design/Developed C-130 wing mounted Air Data Boom system.
  • Supported flight-test activities on the C-130J.

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46. Nasa

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Here's how Nasa is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Designed mechanical provisions for science and instrumentation equipment for NASA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747 research aircraft.
  • Collaborated with NASA on a project to design a test bed for their HIWC program.
  • Developed software to support development of graphical telemetry displays for NASA Enhanced Telemetry Display System.
  • Resolved NASA experiment instrumentation requirements to ESA equipment capabilities.
  • Provided engineering support for several NASA projects at Dryden Flight Research Center.
  • Participated in APEX RPV Critical Design Review at NASA supporting APEX flight test preparation.

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47. Flight Test Cards

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Here's how Flight Test Cards is used in Flight Test Engineer jobs:
  • Prepared flight test cards, directed aircraft testing, and monitored aircraft test data from telemetry room.
  • Reviewed flight test cards and briefed flight crew prior to test flight.
  • Created flight test cards to accomplish each require on Test Sorties.
  • Created flight test cards, scheduled and planned flight tests.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Flight Test Engineer

Test Plans14.7%
Clearance10.9%
Aircraft Systems6.1%
Avionics5.9%
DOD4.7%
Control Room3.5%
Test Engineers3.1%
Data Analysis3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Flight Test Engineer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Test Plans
Test Plans
14.7%
14.7%
2
2
Clearance
Clearance
10.9%
10.9%
3
3
Aircraft Systems
Aircraft Systems
6.1%
6.1%
4
4
Avionics
Avionics
5.9%
5.9%
5
5
DOD
DOD
4.7%
4.7%
6
6
Control Room
Control Room
3.5%
3.5%
7
7
Test Engineers
Test Engineers
3.1%
3.1%
8
8
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
3%
3%
9
9
Missile
Missile
2.8%
2.8%
10
10
FAA
FAA
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Flight Test Data
Flight Test Data
2.6%
2.6%
12
12
Flight Test Operations
Flight Test Operations
2.5%
2.5%
13
13
Test Equipment
Test Equipment
2.5%
2.5%
14
14
Data Acquisition
Data Acquisition
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
Matlab
Matlab
2%
2%
16
16
Engineering Support
Engineering Support
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Flight Test Activities
Flight Test Activities
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
Radar
Radar
1.7%
1.7%
19
19
RF
RF
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Data Collection
Data Collection
1.5%
1.5%
21
21
Test Results
Test Results
1.5%
1.5%
22
22
FTE
FTE
1.5%
1.5%
23
23
Flight Test Program
Flight Test Program
1.5%
1.5%
24
24
Developmental Test
Developmental Test
1.4%
1.4%
25
25
Usaf
Usaf
1.4%
1.4%
26
26
Technical Support
Technical Support
1.3%
1.3%
27
27
Catia
Catia
1.3%
1.3%
28
28
Ground Test
Ground Test
1.2%
1.2%
29
29
F-35
F-35
1.1%
1.1%
30
30
Support Equipment
Support Equipment
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Test Pilots
Test Pilots
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
F-16
F-16
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Ground Operations
Ground Operations
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Flight Test Reports
Flight Test Reports
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Test Points
Test Points
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Helicopter
Helicopter
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Accelerometers
Accelerometers
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Customer Requirements
Customer Requirements
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Instrumentation Systems
Instrumentation Systems
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Java
Java
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
UAV
UAV
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Flight Test Aircraft
Flight Test Aircraft
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
GPS
GPS
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
F/A-18
F/A-18
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
C-130
C-130
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Nasa
Nasa
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Flight Test Cards
Flight Test Cards
0.3%
0.3%

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