22 MARCH 2016 UPT BOARD
Location: 151 OG Conference Room building 40
The 151st Operations Group will be conducting an Undergraduate Pilot Training hiring board at the date and time indicated above for those interested in flying the KC-135 here in the Utah Air National Guard. We screen applications and invite the most qualified to come to Salt Lake City to meet a pilot selection board in person.Notify the 191 ARS/DO of your intent to interview via email prior to 0900 MST 17 March 2016.
All those intending to interview will need to send an email to the 191 ARS/DO (email@example.com).Indicate in the email that you have met all the application requirements below. Also indicate in the email your PCSM Score and your 4 year degree completion date (doesn’t have to be exact date of graduation). Once invited to interview, you can bring hard copies of all the application requirements listed below.
If you do not meet any one of the requirements, please indicate in the email which area is not complete or is not at the required level. A decision will be made whether or not to invite you to the in person board on 22 March. An example would be you have not taken the AFOQT but have a scheduled date. Other examples include you are within one semester of your 4 year degree or you do not have a PCSM score, but you are a current CFII. All travel costs are the responsibility of the candidate. After the interview, we will select the most qualified candidates and offer them a position with the Utah ANG. The number we select will depend on our current hiring requirements, and on how many UPT slots we expect to have available.
Processing for acceptance into the Air National Guard, Undergraduate Pilot Training, and Officer Appointment will begin immediately. It will include many forms and documents, and will require completion of an Air Force Class I flying physical, completion of a security clearance investigation for a Top Secret Clearance, and other items. This process can take several months.
Once you have a date for UPT, all other training and events will pivot from that date.
The following schools will be completed prior to UPT
• Academy of Military Science (AMS) for officer ascension – about 6 weeks
• Enhanced Flight Medical Screening (EFMS) – 3 days
• Initial Flight Screening (IFS) – 4 weeks
The following schools will be accomplished before you are considered a fully qualified pilot in the Utah ANG:
• Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) – 12 months.
• KC-135R Pilot Initial Qualification Training – about 5 1/2 months
• Combat Survival School – about three weeks
• Water Survival School – about 1 week
• Local mission qualification training – about 45 days back in SLC
Service commitment to the Air Force and Air National Guard – 10 years from the date you graduate from Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) (subject to change).
191 ARS UPT Application Requirements
The following are requirements to be considered for the board.
Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM) Score
The PCSM is a measure of a candidate’s aptitude for pilot training and combines each of the following components into one overall score:
1. Air Force Officer’s Qualification Test (AFOQT)
You can schedule the AFOQT at Hill AFB at the Education and Training office. You may schedule by calling Debbie Oaks at 801/777-7295 the test is offered M-T-W @ 1000. The scheduling office number is 801/777-2710.
Minimum required scores:
• 25th percentile or higher in pilot composite
• At least 50th percentile for combined pilot and navigator composites
• At no time shall pilot or navigator composite be less than 10th
2. Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS)
*To TBAS exam is also offered at Hill AFB. Contact Debbie Oaks at Hill AFB at 801-777-7295.
*To check your AFOQT and PCSM scores click on the following link: http://access.afpc.af.mil/pcsmdmz/AFOQTPrepMaterials.html
3. Flight Experience
Prior flight experience is considered in the PCSM score but is not required to apply or to be considered for a pilot slot.
You must not exceed your 30th birthday or 5 years beyond Total Federal Commissioned Service Date (TFCSD) by the start of UPT (Undergraduate Pilot Training). Because of the processing lead times, we will NOT normally interview a candidate who is older than 28 1/2 years of age.
Vision & Medical
(subject to change at the time of application) Meet medical standards for Air Force Class I Flying Physical. Some of these are:
• Distant uncorrected – 20/70, corrected – 20/20
• Near uncorrected – 20/20, corrected – NA
• Normal color vision
Height: Standing: 64″ to 77″, sitting: 33″ to 40″ measured from the base of the spine.
Weight: in relation to height, but in any event not less than 103 lbs or greater than 240 lbs
Blood pressure – maximum 140/90 measured in sitting position
Other – there are many other very detailed medical standards. On average, about 30% of initial pilot applicants are disqualified on medical issues
Four-year college degree
Enclose a certified true copy of your college transcripts.
Letters of Recommendation
A maximum of three letters of recommendation can be submitted in your application. These letters should be from individuals who know you professionally, academically, or can vouch for your character and flying abilities if applicable.
Cover Letter and Resume
Include a professional cover letter and resume that explains why you want to fly for the Utah Air National Guard. A biography would also be appreciated.
Enclose the following documentation in a simple folder for the board when you arrive (please don’t put it in a fancy folder, plain and simple is easier for us)
• Cover Letter and Resume (Bio)
• PCSM Score
• AFOQT Test results
• Certified Official College Transcripts
• Letters of Recommendation (max of 3)
• Copies of Pilot Certificates, Ratings, and FAA Medical (if applicable)
• Photocopy of the last page of your logbook (if applicable)
• Photocopy of Drivers License