BogiDope, 4 T-38's rejoin prior to landing at Columbus AFB as part of the UPT syllabus.

Air Force vs Air National Guard: UPT Application Process (Part 1: Active Duty)

Although the prerequisites for attending Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) are virtually identical, the process of attaining a pilot training slot is one of the biggest differences between the active duty Air Force and Air National Guard (ANG). Disclaimer – This is intended to be a big picture comparison of the most common paths […]

BogiDope, 4 T-38s from Columbus AFB in fingertip formation.

Air Force vs Air National Guard: Initial Aircraft/Location Assignment

I can still remember my first day of pilot training.  The majority of the officers in my 30 person class were recent graduates of the Air Force Academy, while only a few of us represented the Air National Guard (ANG).  If I’m being completely honest, I was little intimidated by how confident those guys seemed. […]

BogiDope, T-6s fly in close formation.

How to Get to Pilot Training

If you have a desire to fly and a passion for aviation, then you are probably actively trying to figure out how you get to pilot training. The good news is that there are multiple ways to get that coveted pilot training slot. This article will help you determine which path is the best one […]