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Pilot Opportunities

The 114th Fighter Squadron is always looking for the best. Occasionally the 114th Fighter Squadron hires qualified candidates to attend Undergraduate Pilot Training. Unlike most traditional Air National Guard bases,114th Fighter Squadron pilots are entirely made up of instructor pilots due to the base's mission... training the best F-15 Eagle pilots.

Undergraduate Pilot Training

The 114th Fighter Squadron occasionally hires candidates to attend UPT. Unlike traditional guard bases, the 114th Fighter Squadron is entirely made up of instructor pilots due to the base's mission of training F-15 pilots. The normal flow of events for a UPT hire is to go to officer school (if necessary), complete UPT, complete Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, complete F-15 Formal Training Unit at Kingsley Field and then get "farmed" out to another Air National Guard F-15 unit for three to four years. During this seasoning time, the candidate must do well enough to become an IP.

Once the candidate is an IP and there is a pilot position open in the 114th Fighter Squadron, the candidate would come back as a full time instructor pilot. This is a very non-traditional flow and all candidates must be aware of the initial instability in their career during the first four to six years.

Next UPT Hiring Board Date

The next Oregon Air National Guard Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) Selection Board will be Winter/Spring 2019 at Portland Oregon Air National Guard Base, in Portland, Ore.   Electronic application packages are required and may be sent to pedro.m.esquivel2.mil@mail.mil starting January 1, 2019. Packages must be received by February 1, 2019 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 2019", For example, "Esquivel, Pedro, OR UPT 2019.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 Maj. Pedro Esquivel, email: pedro.m.esquivel2.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
- Resume
- Educational Background (including TRANSCRIPTS and GPA)
- Military Background (if applicable)
- Letters of Recommendation
- Current Photograph

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 173rd Fighter Wing or the Air National Guard. Information provided by the Base Ops web site if for reference only.