NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Pilot Information

Becoming a Pilot with the NJ ANG is one of the most competitive challenges any young person could undertake.

1) It's best to set your sights on a career very early in high school - preferably in your junior year or before.

2) 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.

3) You must be in excellent health, be a US citizen, and have a superior record of behavior and accomplishment.

4) 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

5) 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.

Education: 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.

AFOQT: 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 305th MSS 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

108th Air Refueling Wing
McGuire AFB, NJ 089641-5406
Contact: Major Borden-Ealy, Director of Personnel
Commercial Number: (609)754-6081

177th Fighter Wing
400 Langley Road, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234-9500
Contact: Lt. Colonel Williamson, Director of Personnel
Commercial Number: (609)761-6213

Please include:
- 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)

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