The NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) SOFIA / B-747 Pilot member performs duties in support of the operations of all aircraft assigned to AFRC. Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) / B-747 Pilots will plan and fly sorties for NASA and NASA customers to ensure that quality products and safe operations are provided as tasked. AFRC aircraft are operated to meet both Center and Agency platform, research, and support aircraft requirements. AFRC aircraft are located at the main campus at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and the Science and Aircraft Integration Facility (SAIF) located in Palmdale, California, with the SOFIA B-747 primarily assigned to Palmdale. Deployed operations, both CONUS and OCONUS, are routine for these aircrew positions.
NASA will provide training and qualification checks for aircrew, including required periodic simulator training.
NASA authorized flight surgeon will provide periodic flight physicals for aircrew.
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