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Pre-requisites for Training

 Must be in good overall health 

Must be a U.S. Citizen capable of obtaining a Top Secret security clearance 

Must possess a bachelor's degree (or in last semester of earning a degree) 

Must have taken and received the results from the following tests: 
      - Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)
      - Minimum Scores Required: Verbal: 15, Quantitative: 10, Pilot: 25, Navigator: 10
      - Pilot and Navigator scores combined must equal 50

      - Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS)Must have taken and received the results from the following tests: 
      - For information on scheduling this test, and getting a Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM) score,
        please visit the following website:

Flying experience is a plus, but NOT required

Vision limitations: 

Distant vision - corrected to 20/20  (uncorrected max is 20/70) 
Near vision - uncorrected 20/25  (uncorrected max is 20/70) 
Refractive error - No worse than -1.50 to +2.00 
Astigmatism - No worse than 1.50 Diopters
Corrective Eye surgery bringing vision within the above limits MAY be waivered provided the surgery occurred at least one year in the past and had no complications.

Must be no more than 33 years old to begin flight training.

The 176FS is currently accepting applications for a UPT hiring board convening 6-8 Sept 2023. Applications must be received by COB 13 July 2023. 

Any applications sent before 14 June 2023 will not be considered and will need to be resent. 

Please see the UPT Cover Sheet for application requirements and send a hard copy UPT application packet to the address below and email the same application materials as a backup copy to


ATTN: UPT Hiring Board/Recruiting

115th Fighter Wing

3110 Mitchell St

Madison, WI 53704