Also referred to as: Engineering Test Pilot III, Maintenance Test Pilot III
Requirements and Responsibilities

Test Pilot III pilots model aircraft to ensure compliance with federal regulations and product specifications. Ensures operational functionality and pilot and passenger safety. Being a Test Pilot III recommends changes to cockpit or aircraft to better meet the pilot's needs or to improve flight. Performs tests and maneuvers as developed by engineers. Additionally, Test Pilot III may pilot demonstrations for officials or customers. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager. Requires Pilot license. The Test Pilot III contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. To be a Test Pilot III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience.

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