Full Time F/A-18 E/F Simulator Instructor

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Position Summary:

ESP seeks full-time F/A-18 E/F Qualified Contract Simulator Instructor Pilot (CIP) or WSO to provide instruction in associated simulators.

Job duties and responsibilities include but not limited to

  • Brief/Debrief students under instruction in the classroom and in a motion/non-motion flight simulator environment.
  • Lecture in an instructor-led classroom environment.
  • Evaluate students under instruction in a flight simulator.
  • Operate a full-motion/non-motion flight simulator.
  • Prepare executive summaries at the conclusion of a course.
  • Manage an assigned course for updates/modifications/recommendations to the Curriculum Development Department.
  • Obtain NATOPS qualification as a CSI (contract simulator instructor) and maintain that status annually.
  • Administer check rides to students for NATOPS/Instrument qualifications.
  • Report to the Site Manager.


  • This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration. Current TOP SECRET Security Clearance is required.
  • A CIP must be or have been an F/A-18 E/F NATOPS qualified Pilot within the preceding two (2) years and a former Weapons School graduate (NAWDC, MAWTS-1, EAWS/HAVOC) with operational experience within the past five (5) years as a Weapons and Tactics Instructor (Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) or Air Interdiction Mission Commander (AIMC).
  • A CIP shall have a minimum of one (1) Fleet tour and eight hundred (800) flying hours in the F/A-18 E/F platform.

Education/Certifications (abbreviated list)

  • Four-year College degree required.
  • Knowledgeable of Department of Defense (DOD) rules and regulations governing aircraft operation.
  • Successfully complete NATOPS Open-Book, Closed-Book, and boldface exams annually;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the F/A-18 E/F mission, crew procedures, tactics and threat systems/tactics; aircraft weapons employment, in addition to other areas.
  • Renew NATOPS certification with an F/A-18 E/F Pilot qualified to give NATOPS evaluations.


ESP is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.


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