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Reconnaissance / Surveillance / Electronic Warfare Pilot

Overview: One of the most unique aircraft in the Air Force Reserve is the E-3 Sentry AWACS, which is essentially a flying control tower that is commanded by Reconnaissance/Surveillance/Electronic Warfare Pilots. These aircraft carry a crew of four plus up to 19 mission specialists and utilize the most advanced technologies in reconnaissance, surveillance, search and rescue, electronic combat, training and other missions.

Position:  Officer

AFSC: 11RX

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

Requirements:

  • 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

Training:

  • 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)