Learjet 35 Pilot Discovery Air Defence | Nowra-Australia

Date Posted: Nov 23 2017
Job Category: Pilot
Job Type: Permanent

Location: Nowra, Australia

Air Affairs Australia (AAA), a well-established aircraft operations and engineering based company, in conjunction with Discovery Air Defence (DA Defence), a leader in providing combat airborne training services, have been contracted to deliver Jet Air Support services to the Australian Defence Force.  Together, AAA and DA Defence are looking for experienced Fighter Pilots to join the team, and to provide Airborne Training to the Australian Defence Force.

Scope of Operations

Air Affairs provides the following services in support of the Jet Air Support contract:

Tactical Missions:

  • Controller Training
  • Maritime Strike Simulation
  • Land Strike Simulation
  • Air Combat Training

Operations Support:

  • Aerial Targets
  • System Tracking and Calibration
  • Range Support
  • Surface Picture Compilation/Strike Direction
  • Trials Support
  • Other passenger or cargo tasking


The Learjet 35 Pilot will be responsible to fly the AAA Lear 35s in a variety of JAS and other contracted missions:

  • Maintain operational safety: assess and mitigate risks to Company equipment, personnel and reputation
  • Maintain an Airline Transport Pilot Licence or a Commercial Pilot License, medical certification, and Company Operations Manual required currencies
  • 100% compliance with applicable regulations and training rules
  • Conduct operations in accordance with Company COM, AFM and SOPs
  • Professional, polite, proficient combat support in accordance with customer defined requirements
  • Communicate any issues (knowledge, systems, procedures, proficiency, and support) that impact your ability to accomplish the above
  • Promptly communicate any incident that results in, or has a high probability of resulting in: damage, injury, significant positive/negative perception by the customer, or media attention
  • Support engagement of other employees through positive, proactive leadership on deployment
  • To facilitate appropriate recognition, communicate any exceptional performance by any employee

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements

Tactical Missions:

  • Ex-military
  • 500 hours captaincy in tactical aircraft (Fast Jet Preferred)
  • Low level operations experience
  • Multi-type/multi-aircraft operational scenarios
  • Recent/active military aircraft captain


  • ATPL or CPL and Instrument rating, Valid Cat 1 medical
  • EW, ISR, CAS and target towing operations experience, an asset
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Ability to perform all work in support of our Corporate Values of Safety, Teamwork, Focus, Innovation and Integrity
  • Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values

Contact: Maude Laberge
Apply online: https://tai.topacesyhm.com/applications/applicant.nsf
Email: maude.laberge@discoveryair.com

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About Discovery Air Defence

Company Location: Dorval-Quebec-CA

Discovery Air Defence is the exclusive supplier of combat airborne training services to the Canadian Forces. We provide joint terminal attack controller training to Canadian special operations and ground forces, Red Air and electronic attack training to CF-18 aircrew and navy, as well as live-fire target practice to the Canadian military. Discovery Air Defence's integrated logistics, maintenance and engineering solutions ensure that the Canadian Forces receives the level of support they require to achieve their objectives. Experience Matters.

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