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Test pilot school selection board

Release Number: 010614

The next annual United States Air Force Test Pilot School Selection Board will convene Aug. 5-8, 2014, at the Air Force Personnel Center in San Antonio, Texas.

The USAF Test Pilot School is the world's preeminent fixed-wing test pilot school. USAF TPS graduates are future senior leaders who will be in high demand in an era of increasing combat technological advancements.

USAF TPS trains pilots, combat systems officers, and engineers to develop, test and evaluate the newest aircraft and weapons systems. USAF TPS graduates will be awarded a Master of Science degree in Flight Test Engineering by Air University, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

In addition, USAF TPS conducts exchange programs with the U.S. Navy, United Kingdom and French Test Pilot Schools to train fixed- and rotary-wing pilots and flight test engineers.

Rotary-wing pilots and engineers will be assigned to conduct testing on the latest rotary-wing systems and special operations assets. Applicants from all aircraft types and backgrounds must have strong academic and technical experience and a desire to help develop the next generation of Air Force weapons and weapons systems.

For more information please visit the TPS website: www.edwards.af.mil/units/usaftps.