Testing 5th Generation Fighters


AMERICAN SYSTEMS, one of the largest employee-owned companies in the nation, is seeking separating Fighter Pilots, aircrew, and other F-35 test program support professionals to join the mission supporting our F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Test & Evaluation team at Edwards Air Force Base, California. This is a great opportunity to be on the cutting edge of our country's 5th generation of fighters.


About The F-35 

The F-35 brings cutting-edge technologies to the battlespace of the future. The JSF's advanced airframe, autonomic logistics, avionics, propulsion systems, Low Observable technology combined with increased firepower will ensure that the F-35 is the most affordable, lethal, supportable and survivable aircraft ever to be used by so many warfighters across the globe.

About the Area

The local community around Edwards AFB is made up of Palmdale/Lancaster (urban desert) and Tehachapi (rural mountain), all with an abundance of sunshine and good weather. The area has affordable housing and minimal traffic for daily commuting, with access to larger population centers and outdoor activities on weekends. California offers attractive veterans benefits, including free college tuition for dependents of disabled veterans.

Within easy reach of Edwards are some of the nation's best natural attractions and premier vacation getaway destinations.

Activities and Attractions

  • Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks
  • World acclaimed theme parks and attractions
  • Mountain biking and off-road four-wheeling
  • Hiking and camping
  • Golfing- high desert and coastal, beginners to PGA
  • World-class ski resort and vacation destinations: Mammoth Mountain, Snow Summit, Mount Baldy and Big Bear Lake
  • Beaches/Surfing/Sailing
  • National music acts, concerts and entertainment


AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the United States. Employer Ownership means that at AMERICAN SYSTEMS, we treat each other with respect. Every member of our team has a vested interest and benefits from MISSION SUCCESS. We all have the same goals – particularly in service to our nation's Warfighters; providing, team-focused, mission-essential support in challenging environments. Being truly effective means pushing beyond basic requirements. We build skilled and committed teams of experts. We conduct our work with a sense of purpose; loyal to the mission, our clients, each other and to the long-term success of the company.

Come join our company and contribute to the largest acquisition program in DoD history and help shape the deployment of the 5th generation Fighter for future warfighters literally across the globe!!