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UAS Platform Instructor (Shadow Mission Systems)

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Crew Training International

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
August 01, 2017
Crew Training International
Fort Huachuca, AZ
Years of Experiences
3 - 5
Career Level
Entry Level
Education Level

About Crew Training International

For over 20 years, CTI has developed advanced training solutions for the DoD, government, and corporate training programs. Using our expertise in identifying needs in high-stress, time critical environments, we develop custom training solutions using cutting-edge learning to help your teams accelerate their performance. CTI’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2008 certified. CTI also operates flight training academies with bases in Millington, Tennessee and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. CTI Professional Flight Training (CTI-PFT), a FAA Part 141-approved training center, is a wholly owned subsidiary of CTI. CTI-PFT’s approach to training is unique—we train to the highest level of professional standards, while providing students with the care and individual attention necessary to create competent, confident, safe, and disciplined pilots.

Contact name
Julie Reyna

Job description



Education:   High school diploma or equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, and/or work/military experience. 

Training and Experience:   Minimum of 4 years’ experience operating or maintaining a Shadow 200 System. 

Computer Skills:  Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

Security Clearance:  Must maintain a Secret level security clearance.



  • Capabilities and system logic of the Shadow 200 UAS System and its payloads, and memorization of immediate action emergency procedures and system limitations. 

  • Emplace, Preventive Maintenance Check and Services (PMCS), power-up, power-down, and displace the Shadow 200 UAS. 

  • AV Preflight Inspection and Before Engine Start (AV and Launcher) inspection. 

  • Shadow 200 Technical Manuals (TMs) and common terms and acronyms familiarization. 

  • Research Paper and Oral Presentations on system components.

  •  Familiarity and application with of DA PAM 738-751 (TAMMS) using logbook software. 

  • Familiarization with Aircraft Operator (AO) Vehicle Control Software (VCS) software panels. 

  • Description of how the aircraft is tracked by the Ground Data Terminal (GDT) 

  • Understanding of signal flow between system components (uplinks, downlinks, and GDT communications). 

  • Familiarization with Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) and how it is used during Shadow 200 flights. 

  • Understanding of how to read a Weather Flimsy (local weather report). 

  • Determination of runway heading selection based on surface winds. 

  • Understanding of how Above Ground Level (AGL) altitude is calculated by Shadow 200 system. 

  • Understanding of GDT Calibration. 

  • Familiarization with Ground Control Station (GCS) Telemetry Switches and signal flow.



  • Conduct UAS instruction using lesson plans and material provided by the Government IAW the applicable regulations listed in the references section listed within each specific TO. 

  • Test/re-test student(s) in accordance with Government provided references, procedures and forms. 

  • Grade students' work in accordance with Government provided references, procedures, and forms. 

  • Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.