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Air Force Pilot training requirements

Pilot Training / December 15, 2019



Master of all aspects of advanced aviation

Plan and prepare for missions

Specialize in a specific aircraft and skill set

Lead and train a crew

Career Tasks

Commanding the skies

We employ some of the most advanced aircraft in the world to complete our missions and defend our country. Utilizing extraordinary skill and precision, Air Force Pilots push each aircraft’s limits with complete control. While successfully completing their missions is paramount, their role as leaders and character models, training and commanding crews, is just as important. These skilled professionals deploy around the world to wherever there’s a need as fighters, trainers, bombers, advisers and more.

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To fly with the best, you have to learn how from the best.Qualifications Summary

Minimum EducationBachelor’s degreeQualificationsKnowledge of theory of flight, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, aircraft operating procedures and mission tacticsCompletion of Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Pilot TrainingCompletion of a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)Additional requirements specific to specialtyCompletion of Officer Training School (OTS), Air Force Academy (AFA) or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)Must be between the ages of 18 and 28
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How do we transform you into a leader and an officer in this field? From education to continued training, your Air Force path is here.
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