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Air Force selects 58 for test pilot school

Boeing's KC-46 air refueling tanker resumes testing above Washington with assistance from F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 416th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California. 58 Air Force officers and civilians were recently selected to attend the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Naval Test Pilot schools beginning in June 2017 to continue testing and evaluation of U.S. aerospace weapons systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula)

Boeing's KC-46 air refueling tanker resumes testing above Washington with assistance from F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 416th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California. 58 Air Force officers and civilians were recently selected to attend the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Naval Test Pilot schools beginning in June 2017 to continue testing and evaluation of U.S. aerospace weapons systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas --

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 in June 2017.  

 

The 2016 USAF Test Pilot School selection board met in July 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, assignments officer at the Air Force Personnel Center. “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, visit myPers. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following these instructions.