Undergraduate Pilot Hiring Board

187th Fighter Wing, Alabama National Guard:
Undergraduate Pilot Hiring Board Information

Application Packages not received by the deadline may not be considered.

Prospective applicants need to meet the following minimum qualifications:
- U.S. Citizen capable of obtaining a Top Secret security clearance
- Not to exceed 33rd birthday by 1 October 2025, we are not looking to support age waivers
- Must have a minimum of 90 credit hours, not to exceed one calendar year remaining towards a Bachelor's degree from an Accredited Institution (https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/)
   -- Minimum GPA 3.0 based on 4.0 scale (187FW Requirement)
- Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) completed. Minimum scores for UPT:
   -- Verbal: 15, Quantitative: 10, Pilot: 25, Navigator: 10
   -- Pilot and Navigator scores combined must equal 50
- TBAS test completed (for more information visit https://access.afpc.af.mil/pcsmdmz/TBASInfo.html).
- Hold current FAA First Class medical (187FW Requirement)
- Private Pilot Certificate NOT required, but highly desired.
- Vision Requirements
   -- Distance vision 20/70 corrected to 20/20.
   -- Near Vision 20/70 corrected to 20/25
   -- Refractive error - no worse than -1.5 to +2.00
   -- Astigmatism - no worse than 1.50 Diopters
   -- Normal color vision and depth perception
   -- Corrective eye surgery MAY be waivered; must have been one year in the past with no complications.
- Height Requirements:
   -- Minimum: 64 inches, Maximum: 77 inches
   -- Sitting height must be between 34 - 40 inches
- Be able to pass the Air Force Fitness Assessment 

Application Packet Procedures: Send via email to Capt. Nate “Tazer” Palmer at 100fs.upt@gmail.com
Electronic packages should be one single PDF document, in the following order. Naming format: rankfirstlast.pdf or firstlast.pdf, if no prior military service.

1.   Cover Letter, max of one page, introducing yourself and providing any other pertinent information to include a recent photo.
2.   Resume (one page)
3.   Official AFOQT Scores print out
4.   Official PCSM score print out
5.   Copy of any FAA Flight Certificates
6.   Copy of last page of your logbook showing total flight times, if applicable
7.   Copy of FAA First Class Medical Certificate (FAA Form 8500)
8.   Completed DD Form 369 for police record check
9.   Copy of Official College Transcripts to include post-grad Transcripts. Certified copy not required.
10.   Official letter from Academic Advisor with projected Bachelor's graduation date, and remaining classes. (Only required if graduation is not complete).
11.   Any eye surgeries - include a page with detailed information pertaining to that surgery.
12.   Letters of Recommendation (3 max)

**A highly competitive applicant should have the following in addition to the above requirements**

  • Received and logged fixed wing or helicopter flight training with FAA licenses.
  • Have a PCSM, AFOQT Pilot, and AFOQT Nav score over 85.

Above documents should be submitted to the listed email address by February 15, 2024 with an expected hiring board of March 8-10, 2024.

Drill visit opportunities: January 5-7

If you have any questions or would like to visit, please email Capt. Nate “Tazer” Palmer at 100fs.upt@gmail.com and leave a good contact number for quickest response. Within a few days, you will receive a confirmation reply after submitting your packet. If not, please query to ensure your packet was received.


Military Applicants: Service Dress

Non-Military Applicants: Business suit

Good Luck!