Applications are now being accepted for the USAF Test Pilot School (Test Falcon) Selection Board, which will convene on 29 July – 02 August 2019. Please refer to PSDM 19-(XX) dated 25 March 2019 for instructions on how to apply on MyPers. Applications must be submitted to AFMC/A3F. Suspense for all applications and waiver requests is NLT 1600 EDT on 29 May 2019. Applications received after the cut-off date will not be considered. Applicants should use the new forms attached to the PSDM rather than the forms posted on the Air Force e-Publishing website from previous years. The forms may also be downloaded here: Form 1711, Form 1712, Flying Experience.
Annual application process and timeline for year 2019:
March 2019 - USAF Test Pilot School Selection Board announcement is released in a PSDM calling for applications with a deadline in May for classes beginning in July 2020 (20B) and January 2021 (21A).
May 2019 - USAF Test Pilot School applications are due as specified in the PSDM.
July 2019 - Selection Board members convene to choose top candidates to attend the Comprehensive Candidate Evaluation Program (CCEP) at TPS.
October 2019 - CCEP events occur at TPS to make final selections of candidates admitted to TPS.
December - Final selection results for both 20B and 21A are posted on MyPers.
The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board convenes annually in July. Those interested in becoming a test pilot, test combat systems officer, test remotely piloted aircraft pilot or flight test engineer are encouraged to apply. Applicants from all aircraft types and backgrounds must have strong academic and technical experience.
Detailed information about the application and selection process may be viewed at AFI 99-107.
TPS is soliciting application packages to select two officers for the TPS Faculty-Pipeline PhD program. This opportunity is available to all active duty Air Force graduates of a formal military test pilot school. For instructions on how to apply and specifics on eligibility, click here. Package Suspense 30 Jul 2018.
To update your Alumni information, please send a message to
USAFTPS.Alumni.Alumni@us.af.mil with the e-mail subject "Alumni Update."