Are National Guard pilots full time?
The National Guard and Reserve components of the military offer outstanding opportunities for pilots like you and me to serve our country. While they provide many opportunities for a pilot to do full-time work, most Guard/Reserve pilots serve on a part-time basis.
How often do Guard pilots fly?
Be prepared to deploy at least once every 5 years, and commit more time than the one weekend a month, two weeks a year when you are home.
How long is National Guard pilot commitment?
In addition to the “one weekend a month, two weeks a year” commitment to the Air National Guard, the National Guard funds additional training periods specifically for aircrew for the purpose of maintaining flight currency. Currently 12 flying training periods a quarter are authorized, for a total of 48 a year.
Will the National Guard pay for flight school?
Using State Education Assistance to Fund Flight Training
Air Guard members eligible for the State Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) can receive reimbursement for flight training up to $4000 per year. Army Guard members eligible for the State Education Assistance Program (SEAP) can receive up to $5000 per year.
What is a fighter pilot salary?
The average salary for an Air Force Fighter Pilot is $85,090 per year in United States, which is 30% lower than the average US Air Force salary of $123,272 per year for this job.
How hard is Army flight school?
It’s challenging, but the Army needs more pilots. The training is rigorous, but if you were able to satisfy the initial standards (such as the SIFT and ASVAB score requirements), then you have what it takes to get the job done.
Do ANG pilots deploy?
Active Duty deployments are more frequent. Typical ARC units have 2-3 years between their 3-month deployments. Most of my Active Duty fighter squadrons generally had 1.5-2 years between 6-month deployments. It was not always that short of a duration between trips, but I’d say that’s a decent average.
How much does Air Force National Guard make?
The average employee at Air National Guard earns a yearly salary of $54,995 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. The higher paying positions at Air National Guard include airman first class, program manager, master sergeant, and civil engineer.