Want to be a fighter pilot? Here's what you'll need on your application
In this video, US Air Force Maj. Justin "Hasard" Lee breaks down what requirements you'll need to meet in order to pursue a career as a fighter pilot in jets like the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor, or the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
be hard-pressed to find someone with a better understanding of US Air
Force aviation than Lee, who accrued hundreds of combat flight hours at
the stick of the F-16 before transitioning to the newer and more
advanced F-35. Today, Justin trains the next generation of F-35 pilots
coming into the US Air Force.
Air Force Fighter Pilot Requirements:
The road to becoming a US Air Force fighter pilot isn't easy.
Strapping into a hundred million dollars worth of state secrets and
flying headlong into combat isn't for everybody, and that's why the Air
Force maintains pretty strict requirements for those who aim to become
Pass a selection board
Meet height and weight requirements
Have no allergies or hay fever (waiverable)
Have correctable vision to 20/20
Must be a US citizen capable of maintaining a secret security clearance