Posting Date: 08 September 2019

Location: Helston, GB, TR12 7RH

Company: Babcock

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Ascent Flight Training Ltd is the training design and delivery organisation appointed as the UK MOD’s Training Service Partner. Our sole purpose is to provide the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) for the Armed Forces until 2033. We deliver the UKMFTS programme as part of a unique partnering arrangement with RAF 22 Group and the UKMFTS Project Team within the MOD’s Defence Equipment and Support organisation.


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King Air 350ER Pilot for Ascent’s Rear Crew training facility at RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall, UK. The facility is for rear crew training and assessment prior to further training courses or entry to Operational Conversion Units. The primary purpose of the unit is to teach navigation techniques and airmanship behaviours, including maritime tactical sortie profiles, on the Beechcraft King Air 350 and a tactical mission training simulator.





Key Responsibilities


  • Act as single pilot and member of the pilot cadre for KA350ER ‘Avenger’ sorties as part of the UKMFTS RCT Operation
  • Perform all duties associated with safe and proficient operation of the KA350ER ‘Avenger’ aircraft
  • Reports to the Ascent Rear Crew Training Chief Pilot/ Senior Pilot at RNAS Culdrose
  • Must ensure that all aircraft procedures, flight operations practices, standards, and records comply with Ascent company procedures and legal obligations
  • Perform as Pilot in Command on King Air 350ER aircraft and serve as aircraft commander in accomplishing scheduled and unscheduled flights as required by the flying programme
  • Will be expected to work within FTLs defined within EU Ops
  • Maintain all related currencies and qualifications and requirements to ensure available for flying duties
  • Ensure an efficient programme for pilot currency maintenance and conversions is carried out
  • Operate the aircraft safely and effectively daily



Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


  • Current MoD Aircrew medical
  • 1000+ hours PIC, 500+ hours PIC on twin turboprop aircraft
  • Previous military flying experience
  • Previous experience flying in the UK Low Flying System
  • Previous ‘single pilot’ experience
  • Speak fluent English
  • Competent in the use of MS Office Applications
  • Strong team player
  • Strong oral and written communicator
  • Ability to build internal and external relationships
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate with customers, peers and senior management
  • Strong work ethic




In return, we will provide you with a generous benefits package including the equivalent to 25 days annual leave, a Defined Contribution Pension plan, access to a range of flexible benefits, an Employee Assistance Programme, and Private Medical Insurance.


Our Values

One Ascent Team

Ability and evidence of being a role model of Ascent values:



  • Hours not days; days not weeks
  • Giving the best possible answer every time



  • Listening to everyone’s views
  • Professional & supportive to all our partners and colleagues



  • Total Safety: Airsafety, HSSE & Airworthiness
  • Immediate escalation of issues



Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence Security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.


Conflicts of Interest

In order to discharge Ascent’s primary UKMFTS duty to the MOD to identify and avoid or mitigate conflicts of interest in conjunction with our activities as MOD’s Training Service Partner, Ascent must ensure that no employee or secondee working for Ascent is materially restricted by any conflict of interest when carrying out duties and functions on its behalf. Therefore, candidates who are currently working for or have been employed during the previous 2 years by organisations such as MOD, Babcock, Lockheed Martin or any related group entity or any organisation bidding into the UKMFTS contract should note that Ascent reserves the right to request further information in relation to that candidate’s current or previous employment history and/or take other appropriate steps to ensure Ascent’s full compliance with its primary obligation. Any concerns you have should be discussed with the Ascent HR representative prior to submitting of a Curriculum Vitae.

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