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The Air Force Personnel Center is accepting applications for the 2018 Undergraduate Flying Training selection board through Nov. 17. The four flight categories available are pilot, remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer and air battle manager. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Application window opens for Air Force undergraduate flying training
Application packages for the next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board are due to the Rated Officer Assignments branch of the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017. The board, set for Jan. 22-25, 2018, will consider active-duty officer applicants to attend training as early as spring 2018. Those interested in becoming a pilot, combat
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The Air Force has chosen 305 Airmen to move forward with the selection process to become enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots. The upcoming selection board will identify the next enlisted group to attend RPA pilot training as part of the deliberate approach to enhance the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) 305 make next cut for enlisted RPA pilot selection
Air Force officials have chosen 305 active-duty enlisted Airmen for the next phase of the Enlisted Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot Selection Board process as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission.
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Master Sgts. Alex and Mike, 1st Flying Training Squadron Remotely Piloted Aircraft Initial Flight Training student, pose after completing an Air Force first enlisted solo flight on a Diamond DA-20 at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, Colorado Nov. 3, 2016. Today the first enlisted pilot class students took their first solo flight instruction during the 1st FTS training. RPA IFT includes 41 hours of classroom training and 21 hours of pilot training and officer development. (U.S. Air Force digital image by Staff Sgt. Cory Payne)

First two enlisted pilots complete solo flights
Two Air Force master sergeants became the first enlisted Airmen in six decades to complete solo flights, Nov. 3, during Initial Flight Training at the 1st Flying Training Squadron. Both soloed in a DA-20 Katana at Pueblo Memorial Airport as part of the Air Force’s IFT program, which is mandatory for all manned aircraft pilots, combat systems
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Lt. Gen. Robert Otto, the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, talks to media during the release of the Small Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Plan at the Pentagon Conference Center May 17, 2016, in Washington, D.C. This plan outlines the vision and strategy for continued development, operation and sustainment of SUAS to increase joint force capability from the tactical to the strategic level for the next 20 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.) Flight plan outlines next 20 years for RPA
Air Force leaders outlined what the next 20 years will look like for remotely piloted aircraft in the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan published April 30.
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The Air Force released basing criteria April 12 that will be used to select candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations.
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