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FAcT Program - AES Op Flight Instructor

PAL Aerospace - 38 Jobs
Winnipeg, MB
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Airborne Electric Sensor Operator ( AES Op ) Contractor Qualified Flight Instructor (CQFI)

PAL Aerospace is a leader in international aerospace and defense design, development and operation of airborne surveillance aircraft , heavy maintenance checks and software applications. We provide a wide range of aviation and related services to domestic and international markets. PAL Aerospace is driven by technology and is proud to be a pioneer of industry-leading innovations in special airborne missions.

PAL Aerospace is partnered with SkyAlyne who has been named by Canada as the preferred bidder for the Future Aircrew Training ( FAcT ) Program, which is our next generation pilot and aircrew training program for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The scope of the FAcT Program includes all training and in-service support requirements needed to prepare Pilots, Air Combat Systems Officers (ACSO), and Airborne Electronic Sensor Operators (AES Op) to meet the future aerospace requirements of the RCAF. In collaboration with the Government of Canada, SkyAlyne and several of its major Canadian subcontractors will provide live-flying, simulator and classroom-based training, facilities construction and management, information management and information technology support, site support services, aircraft maintenance and much more.

This Program will be a 20+ year contract and will be managed from the National Capital Region (Ottawa), with one of its main operational locations in Winnipeg, MB.

As part of this contract, PAL Aerospace will support the development and delivery of the ACSO and AES Op courses in classroom, simulator and in live flying environments, provide aircraft in-service support and live flying operations at 402 Squadron, in Winnipeg, MB. This is a unique opportunity where you, as a civilian, can be part of the RCAF community!

PAL Aerospace is searching for experienced an experienced A ES Op CQFI to join our team at the Winnipeg, MB facility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibility of the AES Op CQFI is to instruct, manage and provide oversight to the AES Op students and deliver the Flight Instructor Course (FIC) to new AES Op candidates.
  • Fill the position of AES Op subject matter expert to support the FAcT ramp up plan and transition-in activities up to Ready for Training (RFT) and Training Steady State (TSS) such as supporting courseware development, Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) and customer acceptance activities, as well as participating in Training Development Team (TDT) and Integrated Test Team (ITT) working groups.
  • Ensure FAcT Training Programs delivery and continuous improvement are delivered in accordance with RCAF principles.
  • Support flight dispatching, as required.
  • Training administrative duties: all associated activities to support the instructional missions for ACSO students and FIC course members .
  • Participate in Wing, Squadron and Flight-mandated briefings, participate in Progress Review Boards and Instructor Reviews, as required.
  • Travel required.


  • Former RCAF experience within the last 10 years with an acceptable Prior Learning Assessment Requirement (PLAR) completed.
  • Have no less than three (3) years related instructional experience as an AES Op QFI within a flying unit or air service, whose flight operations are similar in size and scope.
  • Comprehensive understanding of RCAF CFITES principles.
  • Comprehensive understanding of RCAF rear crew training system, organizations/hierarchy and reporting mechanisms.
  • RCAF/DND/GoC/industry, or equivalent, experience in general staffing duties and procedures.
  • Experience with RCAF OT&E activities.
  • Supporting operations and training programs, including operational planning.

Medical Category:

Must meet and maintain the following medical requirements:

  • Maintain an unrestricted TC Category I Medical;
  • Before starting the FIC Phase 2 (Conversion) and every two years thereafter, meet RCAF pilot standards on the following medical examinations:
    • HbA1C, CBC, Lipids, Triglycerides;
    • Ophthalmological Exam using DND form 2776;
    • Audiogram, to include speech discrimination testing if below DND H2 hearing standard; and
    • Other tests as required by the RCAF Flight Surgeon.


  • If English is not the person's primary language, he/she must pass the TOEFL with "advanced" results in reading, listening, speaking and writing.
  • RCAF, or equivalent, previously held minimum A Cat QFI experience.
  • Must be flexible to work all shifts and adapt to fluctuations in shift times due to operational and/or unforeseen situations.

Desired Experience/Qualification/Training:

  • RCAF Aerospace Warfare Center (RAWC) Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E).
  • Experience with RCAF OT&E activities.
  • Experience in Training Development Team
  • Foster partnership and business relations with key stakeholders.
  • Bilingual or Second Language profile of BBB.
  • Competent in the use of MS Office.

Security Responsibilities:

Incumbent must be eligible for Government Personnel Security Clearance and Canadian Goods Program.

What PAL Aerospace offers you:

  • Personal travel privileges with PAL and interline agreements with other airlines.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Programs.
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
  • Employee Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Opportunities for growth.
  • 3 PAL days, generally between Christmas and New Years.

PAL Aerospace is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that celebrates and encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion whereby individuals are recognized, supported, and respected.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank You.


Competition Number: 1632
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About PAL Aerospace

Inspired by Challenge. Opportunity with Reward. Committed to Community.

These are the pillars on which PAL Aerospace is built. We operate on a foundation of innovation – it’s at the core of our business, in everything we do. We’ve spent forty years building a strong reputation centered around our ‘can-do’ attitude, creating customized, cutting edge solutions for our clients at home and abroad.

If you were to measure the cool factor of working at PAL Aerospace, you might be surprised – as one of the best kept secrets in the local market, we work with teams who are building one-of-a-kind aircraft, technology and engineering design to support clients from one corner of the world to the other.

To say our team is diverse would be an understatement. We have the unique opportunity to hire talent across a wide range of professions – from pilots, to mechanics, accountants, graphic designers, ice observers and more. It is that very diversity that allows us as an organization to be successful. As a team member at PAL Aerospace, you truly can Chart Your Course through countless opportunities, rewards and initiatives.

Our PAL organization, is home to the PAL Aerospace business unit, as well as PAL Airlines, Air Borealis, PAL LLC, CarteNav Solutions, PAL Aviation Services, Atlantic Avionics and Moncton Flight College. Employing nearly 1,400 PALs worldwide, the success of our organization is a direct result of our team's drive, commitment and passion.

PAL Aerospace is proud to be recognized as an 2020 Atlantic Canada Top Employer, for the second consecutive year. Interested in learning how you can become our newest PAL? Check out the opportunities below, or visit our recruitment portal at any time, Careers at PAL

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