Air Force T-1 Jayhawk Direct track pilot training experiment


An Air Force initiative to conduct an experiment with 10 AABI accredited part 141 pilots is underway.

BACKGROUND: The Aircrew Crisis Task Force's Industry Collaboration and Production Line of Effort teams are exploring multiple means in which to increase Air Force pilot production. At Corona Fall 2017, Air Force senior leaders approved an experiment  to bring graduates from Aviation Accreditation Board, International (AABI), Part 141 aviation colleges into the Air Force through an abbreviated pilot training pipeline.

To qualify for the T-1 Direct Track Experiment Pilot Program, university graduates must have a bachelor of science in aeronautics or equivalent, including fixed wing instrument and multi-engine certificates.  Certified flight instructors with instrument and multi-engine experience are desired. Candidates must also be accessed into the Air Force through a commissioning program prior to beginning pilot training.

The Air Force will launch the experiment in the Spring of 2018 with 10 civilian aviation candidates to inform a larger scale training program. All graduates of the T-1 Direct Track Experiment Pilot Program will be assigned to mobility aircraft following completion of training.

The Air Force is considering many options, including accession bonuses and reduction of the Active Duty Service Commitment for Pilot Training. Incentives are pre-decisional at this time.

Please forward applicant resume's to:

Thank you for your consideration of this Air Force initiative!


A3TF - Air Crew Crisis Task Force
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