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Textron Fighter Pilot - Director of Operations (ATAC - Eglin, AFB) in Fort Worth, Texas

Fighter Pilot - Director of Operations (ATAC - Eglin, AFB)


About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit:

About ATAC

Textron Airborne Solutions provides training opportunities for military customers. Within this company is Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), which provides tactical flight training and adversary services. Textron’s extensive global reach – makes for an incomparable training resource. ATAC provides tactical flight training and adversary aggressor services for U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force pilots, and is the only organization certified to train the Navy’s TOPGUN program. ATAC operates simultaneously across five sites and two continents and comprises the world’s largest outsourced civilian, tactical airborne training organization and proudly provides the highest quality live training to Squadrons, Air Wings, and Battle Groups. ATAC was the first civilian organization authorized to train the USAF’s F-22 Raptors.


The Director of Operations (DO) is a fighter pilot position required to fly in support of company Commercial Air Service demands and manage all flight operations conducted in or originating from the designated area of responsibility (AOR) to include direct customer interface support.


The DO will report to the Vice President of ATAC ACE and receive direction from, the ACE Director of Flight Operations in order to ensure customer and company operational requirements are achieved in support of all flying activities within the designated AOR. Scope of work includes providing direct customer interface in order to support and schedule all contract requirements, liaise with local and regional authorities for airspace and airfield requirements, and coordinate with the Maintenance Manager for all aircrew and aircraft utilization regarding ground and flight requirements. Additionally, the DO will interface with functional leaders at headquarters when required.


  • Required to contribute as an operationally active fighter pilot within ATAC

  • Responsible for the oversight of all flying activities within designated AOR

  • Responsible for managing, logging, recording, and budgeting hourly aircraft requirement within respective AOR through coordination with the ACE Program Manager

  • Responsible for generating and maintaining a Long-Range Operational Calendar

  • Responsible to collect, generate and submit all required reports to the DFO

  • Responsible for utilization of all aircrew operating within or originating from respective AOR

  • Responsible for the oversight of all assigned staff

  • Responsible for adherence to the Flight Operations Manual, In Flight Guides, applicable General Operating Procedures, local and regional authority requirements and report any deviations or concerns to the DFO, Chief Pilot, and Vice President

  • Responsible for all operational flight scheduling with respective AOR

  • Liaise with all host airfield leadership as required

  • Liaise with all operational related subcontractors

  • Coordinate with the ACE Training Officer, Chief of Standardization, Scheduling Manager as well as other regional DO’s when required and receive guidance from the Chief Pilot and the Safety Manager.

  • Responsible for coordinating all pilot training within respective AOR with the DFO

  • Must review After Action Reports for each detachment/exercise within respective AOR and provide recommendations to the DFO and Vice President

  • When required, provide input for all revisions and changes to flight related policy and procedures (FOM’s, related GOP’s, aircraft Flight Manual and Pilot Checklists)

  • Additional duties as assigned by the Vice President


  • Location: Eglin, AFB

  • Liaise with the Director of Business Development when requested.



  • Minimum of 5 years as Operational pilot in support of tactical operations

  • 10 years of prior Military Fighter Experience

  • 5 years prior Supervisory/Management experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Post command experience desired


  • Command experience preferred

  • Must be able to foster and develop a strong team environment

  • Adversary/Aggressor operational experience preferred

  • Must maintain a security clearance

  • Clear written and verbal communications

  • Ability to Organize and write procedures in a logical/methodical manner

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Flight Operations

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Other Locations US-Florida-Pensacola

Recruiting Company Textron Airborne Solutions (ATAC)

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Director

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 286341