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Interested in flying in Air Force, but have little to no experience? Applications for Spring ‘22 Rated Prep Program being accepted now!
November 29, 2021
The Air Force Rated Preparatory Program provides qualified Airmen interested in cross-training to an Air Force rated career field the opportunity to gain and strengthen basic aviation skills. 
Program participants receive self-paced ground training, approximately eight flight hours in a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 Skylane, and additional training in FAA-certified simulators—helping them become more competitive for rated selection boards.

RPA Training Next transforming pipeline to competency-based construct
June 4, 2020
two Airmen sit in front of multiple monitors in dark room

Total Force Initiative creates 147th Operations Group, Det. 1, at 558th FTS
October 30, 2019
An instructor sits next to a student at a tabletop simulator to help guide him with proper procedures. This simulator is specifically to help train sensor operators. It has a keyboard and three levers.

Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal
October 29, 2019
Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

Air Force pros gather for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training Summit
July 17, 2018
Participants gather inside the Danielson auditorium for day two of the AETC PRA training enhancement summit, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, July 11, 2018. This is a 3-day summit hosted by AETC, led by four different program managers representing graduate and undergraduate RPA training systems and training programs.

Enlisted RPA pilot board selects 30 Airmen for pilot training
March 9, 2017
A student pilot enrolled in Undergraduate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training at the 558th Flying Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, takes off in a new T-6 Texan II simulator. The inaugural enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilot selection board has selected 30 enlisted Airmen for RPA pilot training, joining the 12 Airmen in the Enlisted Pilot Initial Class. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Clinton Atkins)