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Head of Flight Testing

Company: Skyways
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

At Skyways we are building a new form of air transportation. Some people call it the flying car. We believe fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles represent a unique opportunity to move things and ultimately people in new, more efficient ways. Our strategy to get there is completely different than the rest of the industry. Skyways is a startup based in Austin TX. We are backed by some of the most respected investors in Silicon Valley including YCombinator . Although we consider ourselves early-stage, we already have vehicles in production and in the hands of paying customers . Come join us and work on a transportation revolution to advance our civilization! We are growing and looking for a Head of Flight Testing. This is a unique opportunity to own the entire Flight Test program at Skyways. If you are passionate about aviation, keep reading! Responsibilities

  • Ensure safe flight operations
  • Ensure safe flight operations (we really mean it!)
  • Design a Flight Test program by working with the team to identify requirements
  • Write flight test plans
  • Use simulator to evaluate test plans and risk
  • Plan and execute flights
  • Produce post-flight reports
  • Participate in improving flights, flight testing processes, automation and reliability
  • Write flight ops related documentation
  • Help with the regulatory work
  • Help to build, maintain and repair the hardware
  • Hire other aviation enthusiasts to grow the Flight Test Team Requirements
    • BSc. or MSc. in engineering or flight school
    • PPL (minimum), preferred: Commercial, Multi, ATPL
    • FAA Medical Certificate (or ability to get one)
    • More than 500 flight-hrs
    • Experience with > 55lb UAVs
    • Able to carry 50lbs and work outside for extended periods of time
    • Willing to spend the majority of your time away from your desk

Keywords: Skyways, Austin , Head of Flight Testing, Other , Austin, Texas

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