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Many aspiring pilots receive their undergraduate education at military universities. College majors that can help to prepare undergraduates for careers as fighter pilots include mathematics, physical science, or management. Air Force fighter pilots must also have a strong knowledge of air navigation, aircraft operating procedures, flight theory, and meteorology.

Air Force fighter pilots must complete the Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) program. They earn additional awards and gain experience on progressively more complex aircraft. Unit commanders can also issue awards based on performance and experience. Air Force fighter pilots must be familiar with the F-16 fighter jet. They attend classroom training, use simulators, and perform test flights. They then progress to air combat and in-flight refueling. Air Force fighter pilots must possess up-to-date aeronautical ratings and licensing.

Pay for Air Force fighter pilots varies according to their experience. New Air Force officers are ranked as second lieutenants. As of May 2016, they earned $35,668 a year. According to PayScale.com , in May 2016, the median annual pay military pilots in general was approximately $90,000. More than half of all military pilots had over ten years of experience in the field.

McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base  (MTAB) located on McGhee-Tyson Airport in Alcoa, Tennessee about 11 miles south of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.. It is the home of the 134th Air Refueling Wing, 119th Command and Control Squadron, 572nd Air Force Band – Air National Guard Band of the Smoky Mountains and the I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center. It was established in 1957 but after BRAC 2005 combined with other bases.

1966 saw the unit deploy on their longest deployment commitment to date; a ten year rotation in support of Operation Creek Party. This ten year rotation saw millions of pounds of jet fuel off-loaded and millions of miles flown, all accident free!

The last new airframe arrived in 1976 with the Boeing KC-135A along with another major command change to the Strategic Air Command. Once again the 134th achieved combat operational status in record time. These aircraft were later upgraded to “E” models in 1982 and finally replaced with “R” models in 2006.

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