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UAS Platform Instructor (UGS)

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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
1 - 3
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:   Completion of the 15W UGS.  FAA Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI) or FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certification. Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an instructor in an Aviation field. UAS experience preferred. 

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

Security Clearance:  Must maintain a Secret level security clearance.



  • Recognition of critical weather situations from the ground and in flight, wind shear avoidance and proper use of aeronautical weather reports and forecasts. 

  • Principles of aerodynamics, power plants, and aircraft systems. 

  • Airfield Operations, traffic patterns, airfield lighting, landing indicators, signage and markings. 

  • Airspace Operations in the National Airspace system and tactical environments. 

  • Air Traffic Control rules, regulations, and interactions. 

  • Radio communication procedures. 

  • Compute aircraft performance based on effects of density altitude, weight and balance, and weather. 

  • Applicable Federal and Military Aviation Regulations. 

  • Use of aeronautical charts for Visual Flight Rules (VFR) navigation using pilotage, dead reckoning, and navigation systems. 

  • Safe and efficient operation of aircraft, including collision avoidance, and recognition and avoidance of wake turbulence. 

  • Aeronautical decision making. 

  • Flight planning and preflight action that includes information on runway lengths at airports of intended use, data on takeoff and landing distances, weather reports, fuel requirements; and emergency procedures preparatory to system specific training in the operation of Shadow 200, and Gray Eagle UAS. 

  • Operations IAW AR 95-23, TC 3-04.61, TC 3-04.63, and TC 3-04.45 preparatory to system specific training in the operation of Shadow 200 and Gray Eagle UASs.



  • 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.