AF test pilot school accepting applications
/ Published April 22, 2013
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
The next annual U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Selection Board will convene June 23-26 at the Air Force Personnel Center.
Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. June 3.
The USAF Test Pilot School is the world's pre-eminent fixed-wing test pilot school. TPS graduates are future senior leaders who will be in high demand in an era of increasing combat technological advancements.
TPS trains pilots, combat systems officers and engineers to develop, test and evaluate the newest aircraft and weapons systems. The manned pilot selects will fill positions in the fighter, multi-engine and helicopter categories. All other selects will fill positions in the fighter, multi-engine and remotely piloted aircraft categories.
Graduates will be awarded a Master of Science degree in Flight Test Engineering from Air University, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
In addition, TPS conducts exchange programs with the U.S. Navy, United Kingdom and French test pilot schools to train fixed and rotary wing pilots and flight test engineers. Rotary wing pilots and engineers will be assigned to conduct testing on the latest rotary wing systems and special operations assets.
Applicants from all aircraft types and backgrounds must have strong academic and technical experience and a desire to help develop the next generation of Air Force weapons and weapons systems.
For more information, consult Air Force Instruction 99-107, Test Pilot School
, and visit the TPS website at https://www.edwards.af.mil/units/usaftps/index.asp