Applications are now being accepted for the USAF Test Pilot School (Test Falcon) Selection Board, which will convene on 23-25 July 2018. Please refer to PSDM 18-27 dated 23 March 2018 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 25 May 2018. Applications received after the cut-off date will not be considered.
Annual application process and timeline for year 2018:
23 March 2018 - USAF Test Pilot School Selection Board announcement is released in a PSDM calling for applications with a deadline of 25 May 2018 for classes beginning in July 2019 (19B) and January 2020 (20A).
25 May 2018 - USAF Test Pilot School applications are due as specified in the PSDM.
23-25 July 2018 - Selection Board members convene to choose top candidates to attend the Comprehensive Candidate Evaluation Program (CCEP) at TPS.
October - CCEP events occur at TPS to make final selections of candidates admitted to TPS.
December - Final selection results for both 19B and 20A 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 AF199-107.
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.