Passenger Transport AFSC

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  1. SkiesToConquer18

    SkiesToConquer18 Member

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    What's the typical (if there is one) career path for getting to fly a C-21A Leerjet, C-37A Gulfstream, etc. for DoD members, politicians, and other important people?

    Are only cargo/heavy pilots given these opportunities?
     
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  2. zachtx

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    Flying one of those aircraft (I believe) is considered a special duty assignment, and therefore you would only do it for ~3 years before going back to a MWS (usually in the tanker/transport community).

    So, an example career path would be to graduate, go to UPT, track T-1s, drop C-17s, move to the C-21, then go back to the C-17.
     
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  3. jbjtitleist124

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    Those assignments are controlled tours and are 2-4 years long. They do drop them out of UPT, with an MWS follow-on. And yes, they are typically filled by heavy guys. But, I don't think it's totally unheard of to have a fighter guy transition. That is, if AFPC will release him to cross-flow.
     
  4. buffalo

    buffalo USAFA 2013

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    Just to clarify a bit of what jbjtitleist said, C-21s drop out of UPT. C-37s and other DV airframes are available later in a career, probably as a third or fourth assignment and realistically after you've accumulated a fair number of AC and IP hours in a MWS.
     
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    How are pilots assigned to AFSOC? Are the specops airframes (C-145, -146, etc.) also special duty assignments or can they be dropped out of UPT?
     
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