Pilot Hiring

The next Pilot Hiring Selection Board will be held in the Spring of 2023. Please check back for updates.

For complete information please see the MSP Pilot Hiring Guide here. You can download the application here.

For an application to be considered for a pilot position you must:

  • Be qualified physically and mentally
  • Be a U.S. citizen capable of obtaining a Secret security clearance.
  • Meet minimum scores on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT).
  • Have taken the Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS) and received test scores. TBAS may not be taken earlier than two weeks after AFOQT.
  • Provide full disclosure of DUI(s), traffic violations, arrests and convictions. Law violations do not necessarily disqualify an individual but non-disclosure of any offense is disqualifying!
  • Be no more than 33 years old when you start pilot training and/or have no more than 5 years of commissioned services. (normally you will start pilot training approximately one and a half years after the date of the board) Because of the processing lead times, normally we will not interview a candidate who is older than 31 1/2 years old at the time the board meets.
  • Flying experience is a plus, but not required

Pilot Medical Qualifications:

  1. Eyes: Distance vision of 20/70 or better, corrected to 20/20
  2. Near vision of 20/20, uncorrected
  3. Normal color vision
  4. Hearing: No significant loss
  5. Standing Height - 64" to 77"
  6. Sitting Height: 33" to 40" measured from the base of the spine
  7. Weight: between 103 and 240 pounds and in relation to height
  8. Blood Pressure: Maximum of 140/90, measured in a sitting position
  9. Eye Surgery: Applicants who have had successful eye surgery more than one year prior to the interview date are eligible to apply

Contact Information:

Lt Joel Redman (612) 713-1727, joel.redman@us.af.mil

Lt Ryan Mattson (612) 713-1458, ryan.mattson.4@us.af.mil

96AS Chief Pilot: Lt Col Brandon Schrader (612) 713-1709, brandon.schrader@us.af.mil

Application Contents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Typed Application Form (see Hiring Guide)
  • Resume (if applicable, include flying experience, ratings, certificates and flying hours in single engine, multi-engine, jet and pilot-in-command in your resume)
  • Copy of your AFOQT scores (if you have taken the test twice, please include BOTH test score sheets)
  • Copy of your TBAS scores
  • College Transcripts (Official Sealed transcripts preferred)
  • Copy of Diploma or a Statement of Intent to Graduate with Bachelor's Degree (See Hiring Guide)
  • Letters of Recommendations obtained and dated within one year
  • Copy of the last two pages from your Flight Log Book (to show current flight hours)
  • Copy of your Private Pilot License (if applicable)
  • Corrective Eye Surgery (PRK/LASIK/LASEK) Waiver Criteria Checklist (if applicable)
  • If a member of the military, include copies of the last three performance appraisals (EPR or OPR) or DD 214 for formal military members

For downloadable pilot's hiring guide, please click below.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Hiring Guide (Mar. 31, 2021)