Air Force Aviation Technician (AT) training programs require more than one year of training, with the Air Force asking that the applicant be able to complete the entire program.
It is the first time the Airforce has required that a candidate be a veteran to receive an AT certification.
A single-entry certification is required to work for the Airman Training Center.
The Air Force has also made it more difficult to acquire AT certificates, requiring applicants to take a test in a specific area and pay a fee.
The training program, known as the AT-1A, is for Airman technicians that want to work as part of the U.S. military’s Air Force fleet.
Applicants must pass the ATC test to get a permit to work on the carrier.
Applicants must meet certain standards to get an AT-2A, which requires completion of a 10-hour certification and an exam to get the certification.
The qualification test is also part of training.
AT-3A requires a minimum of 25 hours of AT training and an AT license, which allows a pilot to operate a drone and perform some maintenance tasks.
Applicant must also pass a proficiency test to earn a license.
Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in an aviation related field.
Applicators must have an FAA pilot certificate and at least 20 hours of flight time in an AT aircraft.
AT-3B requires a pilot certificate, at least a pilot license and an FAA certification.
Applicator must have at least 30 hours of training and at the end of the training, a total of 15 hours of aircraft maintenance.
The Air Force also requires applicants to pass a pre-qualification exam.
A pre-qualified pilot must have completed at least three hours of advanced flying training, including a flight simulator, and pass a written exam.
The FAA also requires that applicants have completed a minimum 12 hours of FAA training.
The AT-4A requires the applicant to have completed six hours of basic flying training and pass an FAA written test.
The AT-5A, the most demanding of the AT training, requires the holder to pass an AT pilot exam and pass three hours at the Air National Guard’s Flight Training School.
The training requires a basic understanding of the basic instrument flight rules, and is conducted at the Flight Training Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
The ATC training program is currently being phased out and new requirements will take effect for all applicants in 2019.
The Army is also looking to expand its AT training program.
The Army is offering the AT program to the entire Air Force and Marine Corps.
The new program requires a total time of four years.
Applicance is open to all Army, Air Force, and Marine corps employees who hold a bachelor degree in a life sciences or a life science field.AT-1S requires an associate degree in air-traffic control.
Applications must pass a 10,000-hour FAA air- traffic control course.
The minimum requirement is an associate of a bachelor level in air traffic control.AT, which stands for advanced flight training, is one of the few aviation programs that requires the completion of several years of training as a full-time job.
The most stringent requirements for AT pilots are to pass the AT exam within six months of the date of hire, pass the Airborne Electronic Flight Standards test within two years of the test, and receive the AT license within five years.