So from what I read I understand around the top 10% of a class receive a fighter slot, with the next 10% being assigned as FAIPs. How long will these pilots be instructors for? Along with this, being relatively high in the class, will they receive good drops into fighters/bombers or an aircraft of their choice?


10-Year Member
It's a bit more complex than that, but a FAIP assignment is usually around 3 years, and yes, they often get a desired follow-on assignment (although the needs of the Air Force still apply).


New Member
Assignments at the end of UPT vary drastically from class to class, so there isn’t an exact percentage of who gets what.

I would suggest searching for recent drop night posts with their assignment sheets to get an idea of who gets what. I think one class had around 70% of their T-38 track receive FAIP.

In the end, the beauty is serving in the required capacity and not always the desired one.