SupersonicMax said:Another career path for AEREs is becoming a Flight Test Engineer. If selected, you attend a year-long course outside Canada pertaining to Flight Testing. You get to fly quite a bit on course (100 hours in about any type, from helicopters to gliders to tail draggers to aerobatic aircraft to western fighters to eastern block fighters). This is followed with employment at the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment in Cold Lake for 4 years, where you'll continue flying a fair amount. These positions are designated flying position so you would officially become an aircrew.
Would you be able to elaborate a bit more on this? I am curious about this possibility. At what phase would AEREs be selected to transfer to it, and what is involved in the job besides flying?