Becoming a Pilot with the NJ ANG is one of the most competitive challenges any young person could undertake.
- It's best to set your sights on a career very early in high school - preferably in your junior year or before.
- You must excel in math and science. Being a pilot is a very demanding technical skill, and you'll need all the preparation you can get.
- You must be in excellent health, be a US citizen, and have a superior record of behavior and accomplishment.
- You need to become familiar with USAF and ANG requirements in order to be selected for a seat in one of our F-16's or KC-135's.
- Since this is a very competitive process, we are obligated to select only the most qualified and dedicated individuals.
You must meet these minimum qualifications in order to qualify and be considered for a New Jersey Air National Guard pilot position.
- For initial non rated line appointment, applicants must be 18 years or older and commissioned prior to their 35th Birthday.
- Undergraduate Flying Training applicants must be less than 30 years of age prior to entering formal training.
A bachelors degree from an accredited 4 year college or university is required. Remember, that the selection process is a very competitive one; we only select the most qualified individuals
- Physically, Mentally, and Morally qualified.
- A United States citizen.
- Flying experience, and at least a private pilots license is a plus for pilot applications.
- Unit member/New Jersey resident, living in the local area is desirable.
- Completion of training carries a 10 year service obligation for pilots.
- Height requirement between 64" - 77" (sitting height of 34" - 40").
Non Prior Service - Pilot trainee applicants must have near and distant vision of 20/20.
Prior Service Pilot applicants may have distant vision of 20/70, corrected to 20/20. Near vision must be 20/20 uncorrected. Normal color vision and depth perception standards apply. Applicants must conform to standard Air Force height/weight standards.
The Air Force Officers Qualification Test scores serve as a gauge of learning ability.
- The AFOQT score is powerful predictor of success in pilot training.
- The test is given by 87 FSS on McGuire AFB, New Jersey or by the 177th Fighter Wing, Military Personnel Flight.
- The test takes approximately 5 hours.
- USAF officer qualifying test information pamphlet (AFPT 997, 1 Jan 87), with sample questions, can be obtained at military personnel flights.
- The test itself is divided into 5 parts: Pilot, Navigator, Academic Aptitude, Verbal and Quantitative
Applicants should call the following individuals to ask questions or to begin the process.
- A complete resume (chronological statement of military/civilian experience and education).
- A certified college transcript with an embossed seal.
- SF Form 86, Questionnaire For National Security Positions.
- A certified copy of your state driving record (abstract of your driver's record).
- A photocopy of your Pilots license (commerical and any other license).
- A copy of DD from 214's if prior service (NGB form 22 - Guard Service).