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Trainer Pilot

Overview: Trainer Pilots utilize their extensive knowledge and experience to conduct and supervise pilot training. These officers command the T-1A Jayhawk, T-37 Tweet, T-38 Talon and T-6A Texan 11 aircraft that are utilized in flight training programs all student pilots must successfully complete prior to being rated and qualified as a pilot.

Position: Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • Ensure optimum training opportunities and progress by conducting or supervising student training 
  • Develop plans and policies, monitor operations and advise commanders


  • 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  


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

For more information on how to attend Undergraduate Flying Training, please download the Undergraduate Flying Training Guidebook

For more information on how to join the AFR as a qualified pilot, please download the Pilot Opportunities Guidebook.