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Fighter Pilot

Overview: From the unmatched F-35 Lightning and F-22 Raptor aircraft featuring stealth technology, to the time tested F-16 Falcon, fighter pilots in the Air Force Reserve fly the most advanced jets in the world.

Position:  Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • Supervise mission planning, preparation, filing of flight plan and crew briefing 
  • Pilot aircraft and command crew 
  • Ensure aircraft is preflighted, inspected, loaded, equipped and manned for mission 
  • Conduct training of crewmembers and ensure operational readiness


  • Bachelor's Degree; an undergraduate degree specializing in physical sciences, mathematics, administration or management is desirable 
  • Commission as an officer in the Air Force Reserve 
  • Current aeronautical rating and qualification for aviation service as pilot
  • Eligibility for Top Secret security clearance


  • For those without a prior military service commission, successful completion of the nine week Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, AL is required 
  • Completion of Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT)