Pilot Resume Sample

Pilot Resume Sample

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Results-driven, versatile, and competitive professional; offering broad-based years of experience in Aviation and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operations. Demonstrate paramount efforts in coordinating schedules and monitoring timelines, combined with significant experience in developing innovative plans and strategies. Provide hands-on managerial skills with greater insight on all aspects of maintenance and safety procedures. Offer high-caliber qualifications in performing quality assurance inspections of accomplished work and aircraft documentation. Possess clearance for top secret information, granted access to sensitive compartmented information based on single-scope background investigation.


  • Aviation Maintenance and Operations
  • Learning Goals and Objective Evaluation
  • Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations
  • Leadership, Training, and Team Building
  • Problem Resolution and Decision Making
  • Focus- and Time-Driven Management
  • Superior Presentation and Interpersonal Skills
  • Multitasking in Fast-Paced Environments



Provide intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and close air support for deployed expeditionary forces in support of world-wide combat operations. Ensure readiness of all forces to fly, fight, and win in support of the joint warfighting effort.


Instructed all flight-related subjects within the applicable program of instruction or syllabus of instruction, in accordance with applicable regulations, directives, policies, and procedures. Prepared all lesson plans and other instructional materials including computer presentations used in assigned subject areas. Conducted examinations and performance evaluations on pilot combat mission readiness, instrument, and flying proficiency. Supported the development of presentation materials, practical exercises, and examinations that integrate applicable critical tasks. Facilitated training for 111 crewmembers, while supervising 3 officers, 3 non-commissioned officers, and 7 airmen. Functioned as Chief Evaluator Pilot responsible for ensuring compliance with all aircrew standards through evaluations and testing. Amended all pilot and instructor pilot upgrade syllabi to update procedures, learning objectives, and other contents.

Notable Contributions:

  • Provided oversight and management of all operations in Department of Defense’s largest unmanned aircraft system squadron, consisted of more than 300 officers and enlisted members
  • Created combat operation decisions for one-third of Air Force MQ-1B combat air patrols
  • Director of operations at the largest MQ-1B launch and recovery element in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom at Balad AB Iraq
  • Supervised the development of the first-ever mission intelligence coordinator training program
  • Conceptualized training plan for the Texas Air National Guard’s MQ-1B squadron stand-up
  • Facilitated combat mission readiness training for 18 classes, increasing the number of personnel from 30 to more than 300, escalating squadron combat air patrols by 350% in one year
  • Ranked first among 15 operations supervisors, first out of 17 squadron instructor pilots, and third out of 92 operations group instructor pilots in 2008
  • Efficiently completed multiple MQ-1B safety investigations leading to one changed maintenance procedure
  • Supervised the launch and recovery of over 1350 sorties with a staff of 14 crew members with zero mishaps
  • Drove all efforts to implement new operational security measures for base defense missions
  • Reduced indirect fire attacks on Balad by 60%, securing the safety of more than 25,000 base residents
  • Designed the heavyweight landing matrix, providing critical decision-making information during emergency recoveries
  • Managed the MQ-1B surge to support Iraqi elections; generating the highest number of unmanned aircraft sorties of the entire Iraq war
  • Served as primary point of contact for major world-wide media news outlets, providing VIP tours for CNN and PBS correspondents
  • Created and directed Standardization and Evaluations department in brand new MQ-1B squadron; programs earned excellent rating from 12th Air Force
  • Designed an extensive crew look-back program by determining and fixing crew deficiencies
  • Created and executed a personal checklist policy, resulting in greater oversight of personal checklists and squadron savings of thousands of dollars


Played pivotal role in maintaining mission-ready status for worldwide deployment and combat employment in the multi-mission F-16C+. Expertly managed a variety of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, including night vision goggles and targeting pod operations. Oversaw sorties and flying hours to effectively train unit for combat. Handled aircraft configurations, airspace, air refueling operations, pilot upgrades, and dissimilar assets. Supervised flight of six combat-ready pilots and maximized flight combat training, while nurturing professional growth and officership in flight. Directed all squadron safety operations.

Notable Contributions:

  • Developed new scheduling policy that streamlined the distribution of critical changes and increased operations efficiency
  • Coordinated events for Egyptian and French Air Force visits
  • Facilitated more than 2,000 training events and 4,600 flying-hours as flight commander
  • Managed the safety program for all wing flight line personnel, resulting in zero mishaps
  • Authored and reviewed multiple safety reports; identified issues and created solutions for F-16 operations
  • Director of safety for 350 personnel from four nations during Canadian Maple Flag exercise, resulting in zero ground, flight, and weapon mishaps
  • Served as project officer for unit closure; secured and redistributed $1,000,000 worth of facility equipment
  • Positioned as second of nine squadron company grade officers and first of 20 squadron wingmen in 2006


Coordinated and actively participated in ground and flight operation efforts, including mission planning, execution, aircrew resource management, and safety. Provided academic and in-flight instructions on both ground and flight operations, while ensuring compliance with all governing regulations including service guidance, company procedures, and Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

Notable Contributions:

  • Prepared schedules for more than 700 student evaluation rides
  • Ranked first out of five squadron check pilots and in top five out of 63 squadron instructor pilots in 2003
  • Designed unit motorcycle safety program that became the benchmark for the entire wing
  • Pioneered the transition to new grading system by devising squadron guidance and administering the grading of more than 100 student pilots during transition


United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO | 1999


MQ-9 Reaper Basic Course, Holloman AFB, NM | 2010
Joint Fires Course, Nellis AFB, NV | 2007
MQ-1 Predator Basic Course, Creech AFB, NV | 2007
Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL | 2006
F-16 Basic Course, Luke AFB, AZ | 2005
Flight Safety Officer Course, Kirtland AFB, NM | 2005
Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Moody AFB, GA | 2004
T-37 Pilot Instructor Training, Randolph AFB, TX | 2001
Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, MS | 2001

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