HomeNewsArticle Display

AMC announces Aviator Technical Track beta test program

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) -- The application window is open for active duty mobility pilots to pioneer a new Aviator Technical Track program, Air Mobility Command officials announced July 20, 2018.

AMC is seeking mobility pilot participants with the right blend of skills, knowledge and abilities to mentor the next generation of aviators. The command aims to retain rated expertise by reducing developmental requirements and non-flying related duties.

"We heard our pilots, we listened and we’re doing something about it,” said Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, AMC commander. “While long-term solutions to build experience are necessary, we cannot wait. This is an immediate effort to keep an initial cadre of our talented pilots flying while offering the stability they’ve been asking for. This is about Air Force leadership listening to the needs of our Airmen and making timely decisions to retain capability, revitalize squadrons and deliver the right warfighting effects.”

Applications from the mobility air forces will be accepted through Aug. 17. A panel of senior officers is scheduled to convene Aug. 29, to select the command’s first program participants. The selection board will consider applicants using established criteria. Notification of selection is anticipated for mid-September.

"Our pilots have been clear that work-life balance and the quality of their service are concerns for them when they face the choice to separate or continue serving,” said Brig. Gen. Mike Koscheski, Air Force Aircrew Crisis Task Force director. “We already implemented several initiatives to enable pilots to focus on their primary duties, and AMC’s beta test is an effort to determine if we can retain more pilots by offering flexibility in how they serve.”

Selectees are required to maintain all Air Force standards, including health and fitness and readiness requirements. Participants will also compete for promotion while participating in the program.

"Longer assignments coupled with continuous placement in active flying positions offers a more predictable lifestyle and an opportunity to primarily focus on flying skills for those wishing to participate,” said Maj. Gen. Sam C. Barrett, AMC director of Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration.”

Participant feedback will be used to inform a full-scale implementation of the technical track concept across the Air Force.

“This initial cadre of pioneers will influence the future designs of an aviation-focused career and will have the opportunity to shape the program for potential broader implementation in the future,” Everhart said. “We must fully leverage the expertise and talents of our aviators to ensure a lethal mobility force.”

Detailed application procedures and eligibility requirements will be available at myPers.af.mil.


Facebook Twitter
RT @AFSpace: Today is LAUNCH day! The @DeptofDefense Space Test Program-2 (STP-2) mission, managed by @AF_SMC, is targeting launch at 11:30…
For the first time outside the U.S., #Norwegian & #USAF F-35 Lightning II maintainers worked together on an America… https://t.co/Xr8urRRq5N
RT @AF_SMC: The 3700 kg Integrated Payload Stack (IPS) for #STP2 has been completed! Have a look before it blasts off on the first #DoD Fal…
RT @AFResearchLab: Hanging out with cool kids like @HQ_AFMC at #NASASocial. 📸👇 https://t.co/7S00xr4GMu
RT @AFEnergy: If you don't measure progress, you can't affect change. #FuelMoreFight #MondayMotivation https://t.co/80sg3un0ov
The latest roundup of the best #AirForce photos is out. See them here: https://t.co/wU5rxsXJRq https://t.co/JUE9Yd0cKS
RT @WarriorCare: Have you missed some of the action? Check out our photo gallery on Flickr and get caught up on your favorite athlete makin…
#USAF Critical Care Air Transport team members, transport mother & 7-month-old son on a #C130 flight from… https://t.co/o1aNSelM1t
RT @DOD_Outreach: Pedaling on! @usairforce Capt. Heather Wright races an upright bicycle during the #DOD #WarriorGames2019 today. This is t…
#DYK, @WrightPattAFB became a Bee City in 2017, solidifying #AirForce's commitment to bee protection and revitaliza… https://t.co/jnoUyjQTiY
RT @ActingSecAF: Today the ⁦@usairforce⁩ has a historic opportunity to continue our leadership in #space & secure the final frontier for ou…
RT @DOD_Outreach: Feel the calm. 😌 @AFW2 Tech Sgt. Ricardo Rivera practices his freestyle swim techniques for today’s competition at the @…
#WarriorGames2019 Track competition is happening NOW! 🏃‍♂️💨 Head over https://t.co/jiYSkUGhmB to see it LIVE. GO… https://t.co/E2pYScoZSC
RT @WarriorCare: This isn’t your average morning run! Day 2 has started with Track competitions. We’re here at Yuengling Center at the Univ…
Our hearts go out to #TuskegeeAirman Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert J. Friend and his family. Thank you for decades of serv… https://t.co/CUHadFr0sC
“So far, as a wing, we’ve made all this look easy. But it hasn’t been." - Maj. Michael Slotten, 421st Fighter Squad… https://t.co/7YQnJV9yel
RT @WarriorCare: The weather is hot in Tampa. Perfect for a new 2019 Warrior Games competition: Golf 🏌️‍♀️ First on the greens is Staff Sgt…
.@AF_SMC's summer is booked with four back to back launch missions. Use #SummerOfLaunch19 to track their progress… https://t.co/9LsEMIvsaf