Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is seeking recent college graduates or full-time graduating seniors for the PALACE Acquire (PAQ) Civilian Flight Instructor program.
The PAQ program takes highly qualified CFIIs and provides them with a three-year developmental program. In the first year, the PAQ will complete T-6 Undergraduate Flying Training (UPT), followed by T-6A Pilot Instructor Training(PIT).
After being certified as a T-6A civilian instructor pilot, the PAQ will provide T-6A flight instruction in all Syllabus events helping the Air Force create pilots to fly, fight, and win—airpower, anytime, anywhere. In addition to earned promotions and generous health and retirement benefits, the program offers ample opportunity for personal growth and AFCS advancement.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING FIELDS
Airplane Pilot (Flight Instructor - Instrument)
QUALIFICATIONS & ELIGIBILITY
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree as a Professional Pilot from an FAA-approved Part 141 program
Recent college graduates, graduating seniors, or those completing advanced degrees from an accredited college or university
Must have obtained a Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII) Airplane rating and logged a minimum of 50 hours of instruction
GPA 2.95 or above
U.S. citizenship required
Must have an FAA Medical Class I or II certificate
Ability to obtain a Security Clearance (funded by USAF)
Must meet and maintain T-6A ejection seat height and weight requirements
FULL-TIME PALACE ACQUIRE (PAQ) INTERN PROGRAM
A formal three-year training and career development track
Mentoring by Senior Operations Managers
Annual performance-based promotions
Placement into a permanent AFCS position as a T-6A Civilian Flight Instructor Pilot upon successful completion of the PAQ program. A five-year service agreement following the PAQ program is required.
A FULL-TIME OFFER INCLUDES FEDERAL BENEFITS AS WELL AS THESE INCENTIVES
Recruitment Incentive of up to 100% base salary for hard-to-fill or high-cost locations
Student Loan Repayment
Paid relocation (if required)
100% Tuition Assistance toward a graduate degree while in the PAQ Program
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