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Instructor Pilot

210495 Requisition #



The NAEW& C Force is a unique organization operating as a multi-national fully integrated Air Force, with responsibilites of a "Sending State" and "Force Provider". The E-3A Component Commander is responsible for maintaining the readiness of all elements of the NATO E-3A Component to support operational employment of the NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft as directed by SACEUR through the Commander, Air command Ramstein.

The Operations Wing (OW) is responsible to the E-3A Component Commander for the generation of Combat Ready Air-Crews to conduct Airborne Battle Management within the NAEW&C F Concept of Operations and/or as directed. The Aircrew Training Squadron is responsible to the Operations Wing Commander for execution of academic, simulator and in-flight training for aircrew, including Basic Qualification (BQ), Combat Ready (CR), Upgrade/Instructor Training (UT/IT) and Spin-up scenarios. The Academics & Simulator Branch is responsible to the Aircrew Training Squadron Commander for the academic and simulator training leading up to the airborne training of all aircrew, including Basic Qualification (BQ), Combat Ready (CR) and Upgrade/Instructor Training (UT/IT). The Flight Deck Section is responsible for the academic and simulator training of Flight Deck personnel including Basic Qualification (BQ), Combat Ready (CR) and Upgrade/Instructor Training (UT/IT).

The incumbent is responsible for pilots instruction, to include academic and simulator training.




  • Provide Instruction to student Pilots, to include academic and simulator training;
  • Effective utilization and operation of the Simulators and Training Aids/Devices;
  • Develop pilot instruction and outlining simulator scenarios and flight profiles necessary to accomplish pilot training;
  • Evaluate students performance and certify task qualification;
  • Identify students requirements and implement necessary training to attain and/or maintain course training standards;
  • Develop, design and maintain flight simulator training instruction plans, student handouts, tests and forms;
  • Conduct basic systems knowledge, normal and emergency procedures training, air refuelling training and student instructor familiarisation training in the Simulators;
  • Assist Section Head (Flight Deck) with Quality Management functions and Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD) certifications;
  • Assess/identify and recommend/design new or changing FSTDs requirements or upgrades as a result of aircraft and/or simulator modernisation;
  • Liaise as subject matter expert (SME) to HQ or higher NATO agencies, as requested.




  • Thorough working knowledge of wide body jet aircraft pilot responsibilities and duties;
  • Experience and sufficient amount of flying hours as Aircraft Commander in the E-3A/B/C aircraft;
  • Experience as a qualified instructor pilot and/or flight crew evaluator pilot on E-3A/B/C aircraft;
  • Experience instructing in classroom and Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs);
  • University Degree and 2 years function related experience, or a Higher Secondary education and completed advanced vocational training leading to a professional qualification or professional accreditation with 4 years post related experience;
  • The work, both oral and written, in this post and in this Headquarters as a whole, is conducted mainly in English and sufficient proficiency is therefore essential;
  • Working Knowledge of Standard Automatic Data Processing (ADP) systems is required.




  • Previous NATO assignment;
  • Administrative experience working in an international/military environment;
  • Recent experience as a CNS/ATM NATO E-3A instructor pilot;
  • Previous Qualification as Instructor;
  • Quality Management related qualification/training.




Please attach any documentation (proof of highest education, diplomas, certificates, testimonials etc.) that you consider to be particularly relevant to the qualification requirements specified in this advertisement. Any documentation submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by at least an unofficial translation. Please note that upon taking up duties, candidates will be asked to provide original certificates of their education and professional experience as relevant for this vacancy.




Serving civilian members of NATO will be offered a contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations. Newly recruited staff will be initially offered a definite duration contract of two years. The definite duration contract may be extended for another period of one year. Thereafter, an indefinite duration contract might be offered.




Salary value indicated in this vacancy notice is based on the new Single Salary Spine scale.




  • Excellent tax-free salary, including (where eligible) expatriation, family and children's allowances and additional privileges for expatriate staff;
  • Education allowance for children (where appropriate) and an excellent private health insurance scheme;
  • Generous annual leave and home leave (if eligible);
  • Retirement Pension Plan.




Please note that due to the large volume of applications the screening process may take up to 2 months after closing date.

We appreciate your patience.

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