AF selects 58 for test pilot school

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  • By Kat Bailey
  • Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

Air Force officials have selected 58 primary and alternate students for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Naval Test Pilot schools, with classes beginning June 2017.

The 2016 USAF Test Pilot School selection board met in July 2016 and considered 174 officer and civilian candidates for test pilot, flight test engineer, combat systems officer and remotely piloted aircraft pilot.

“Test pilot school ensures Air Force mission dominance by training officers and civilians to lead and conduct full-spectrum testing and evaluation of aerospace weapons systems,” said Maj. Daniel Kimball, the Air Force Personnel Center assignments officer. “These graduates will have a profound strategic impact on the development of future combat capabilities.”

Program graduates will earn a Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering through Air University.

The selection list is available on myPers. To view the list, select “Any” from the dropdown menu and search “Test Pilot.”

For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.