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Undergraduate Pilot Program

The 142nd Fighter Wing is always looking for the best. Routinely, the 142nd Fighter Wing hires qualified candidates to attend Undergraduate Pilot Training. Unlike active duty F-15 Eagle pilots, the wing's pilots are a mix of full time, part time and Air Sovereignty Alert pilots allowing flexibility with full time jobs and other careers. All are dedicated to the base's mission... providing the highest caliber F-15 squadron in the world.

Undergraduate Pilot Training

The 142nd Fighter Wing routinely hires candidates to attend UPT. The mission of the 142nd Redhawks is to provide Air Sovereignty Alert for the Northwestern United States as well as projecting air power to foreign theaters as an expeditionary arm of the US Air Force. The normal flow of events for a UPT hire is to attend officer school (if necessary), complete UPT, complete Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, complete F-15 Eagle Formal Training Unit at Kingsley Field and then come back to Portland for approximately two years of seasoning/upgrades. After that, the needs of the base and the performance of the pilot will dictate what jobs he/she will flow on to.

General Pilot Training Information

The link provided is an additional resource for generalized information concerning U.S. Air Force UPT.
Link: http://www.baseops.net/archive/archiveupt.html
This link is not sponsored by the 142nd Fighter Wing or the Air National Guard. Information provided by the Base Ops web site if for reference only.

Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS)

Overview
The Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS) is a computerized psychomotor test battery. It is used as a tool for the selection of United States Air Force pilot candidates. TBAS scores are combined with the candidate's Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), and flying hours to produce a Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM) score. The PCSM score provides a measure of a candidate's aptitude for pilot training. This PCSM score is provided to pilot selection board along with other "whole-person concept" information to make decisions concerning pilot candidate selection.

Administration
Complete the TBAS Candidate Worksheet, and bring it with you on the day of the test. You should also bring a valid form of ID, your Social Security card, your current college transcript, and your logbook if you have any flying experience. The TBAS test will be mentally challenging, and it is recommended that you get a good night's sleep before the test. If you experience some condition that is genuinely stressful, or if you are too ill/tired to take the TBAS, you will need to reschedule for another time. There is no penalty for rescheduling.

When you are ready to begin the test you will be seated at the TBAS station and asked to enter the data from your completed Candidate Worksheet into the TBAS for use in processing and tracking your test scores. The test administrator will then read a standard instruction briefing to you. Detailed instructions for each of the nine subtests will appear on the computer screen. Take all the time you need to make sure you understand these instructions. You will not be penalized for time spent on instructions.

The TBAS consists of ten subtests that measure psychomotor skills and cognitive aptitude. The test takes approximately 1 hour. After you have completed the test, the test administrator will send the raw data to a central scoring facility. Provided you have already taken the AFOQT, you should be able to check your PCSM score via the Internet within 1-2 days after we receive your TBAS test. Please check with your Test Control Officer (TCO) as to when they will send the TBAS test.

It is very important that you do not discuss the contents of the test with anyone other than the test administrator. If you do discuss the test with anyone else you will be held responsible for violating a legal regulation, Air Force Instruction 36-2605, Air Force Military Personnel Testing System. You will also be disqualified from consideration for Air Force pilot training.
For more information you can go to https://pcsm.aetc.af.mil/BatInfoPage/BatInfo.htm.

Scheduling

The TBAS is available in the Pacific NW at the following locations.
-McChord AFB, WA
(253) 982-2162

-Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon
1-800-633-7352

Or your nearest testing facility

Next UPT Hiring Board Date

The next Oregon Air National Guard Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) Selection Board will be Winter/Spring 2018 at Portland Oregon Air National Guard Base, in Portland, Ore.   Electronic application packages are required and may be sent to kurt.a.duffy.mil@mail.mil starting January 1, 2018. Packages must be received by February 1, 2018 or they will not be considered.  Send electronic packages in a PDF format not to exceed 8Mb.  Packages will be named with "Last name, First name, OR UPT 2018", For example, "Duffy, Kurt, OR UPT 2018.pdf".

 

The Oregon Air National Guard UPT Selection Board selects highly qualified applicants for interviews.  Not all applicants will get an interview.  Selected interviewees are assigned a UPT slot from the either the 142nd Fighter Wing, Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Oregon, or the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, Oregon, based on the needs of the Oregon Air National Guard.

 

Point-of-contact for information regarding Oregon's UPT Selection Board is Lt. Col. Kurt Duffy, email: kurt.a.duffy.mil@mail.mil    



UPT - TBAS Testing

AF Form 24

Application content and format are at the discretion of the applicant but will include as a minimum:

- AF Form 24, Application for Appointment as a Reserve of the Air Force
- AFOQT, TBAS, PCSM Scores
- Resume
- Educational Background (including TRANSCRIPTS and GPA)
- Military Background (if applicable)
- Letters of Recommendation
- Current Photograph

Frequently asked questions:
1) What is the maximum age to enter UPT? The maximum age to start UPT is 29 years. In accordance with ANGI 36-2005, paragraph 3.2 "Undergraduate Flying Training applicants must be less than 30 years of age prior to entering into formal training". If you will be reaching age 30 prior to October 2017, it is highly unlikely that you could start UPT prior to reaching the age limit.

2) If selected, when will I attend UPT? Prior to entering UPT, you will need to attend officer training and receive a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. Additionally, you will need to complete land and water survival training. You can expect to start UPT in Fiscal Year 2018 (October 2017 - September 2018).