44 selected for test pilot school Published Jan. 21, 2014 By Debbie Gildea Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO -- RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Forty-four Air Force captains and first lieutenants have been selected as primary or alternate test pilot school program attendees, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Jan. 21. "Officers selected will fill classes beginning in June this year, said Maj. Miles Middleton, AFPC special assignments branch. The program exists to develop specially trained pilots, combat systems officers, flight test engineers and remotely piloted aircraft pilots to monitor, manage, and perform flight tests on research, experimental or production-type aerospace vehicles and weapon systems, he said. "Program graduates have profound strategic impact on future combat capabilities, so selection is highly competitive," Middleton said. "Graduates are future senior leaders who will help shape our national security and identifying the right people for this opportunity was critical." To see the list of selectees, visit myPers at https://myPers.af.mil and enter "Test Pilot School" in the search window.