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F/A-18 Senior Instructor Pilot

Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Job ID 00000390152 Category Flight Operations-Pilot (AD) Post Date Aug. 21, 2023 Security Clearance Required
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Job Description

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Job Description

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

This is a Long-Term Assignment to Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, KWT for up to 4 years. Relocation/assignment benefits to the international location will be provided.

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 I 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 Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base in Kuwait.
  • Deploys to other sites in and out of the customer country at customer discretion to support syllabus training. Accompanies senior customer representatives to international F/A-18 related conferences at customer discretion.
  • International 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 requalification training if not current in the aircraft, and graduation from the KAF Instructor under Training syllabus.
  • 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):

  • Pilot wings attained through a US Navy, Marine Corps, USAF or other approved undergraduate pilot training program
  • US Navy or Marine Corps F/A-18 qualification training or other approved fighter program
  • Minimum of 800 hours Pilot-In-Command and/or Instructor Pilot time in the F/A-18 aircraft or other approved fighter aircraft
  • Experience flying the F/A-18 aircraft or other approved fighter aircraft

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

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

 Long-term Assignment details:

  • Candidate must be able to obtain a work visa, depending on requirements of the country
  • Candidate must be able to meet the cultural requirements of the country, as applicable
  • Employment is contingent on the candidate’s ability to satisfy all labor and immigration formalities of the country

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

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.  Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.  

Summary Pay Range: $270,000- $290,000

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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