• Training Tracks

    The 476th vFG has both required and optional training. All accepted applicants, trainees, receive an initial Training Pilot (TP) rating. Each trainee is required to complete both Initial Qualification Training (IQT) and Mission Qualification Training (MQT) with a 2 or 3 rating prior to being granted full membership access. For a detailed breakdown of the 476th vFG's Pilot's Training Program see below.

    The 476th vFG is currently using a classless structure for both IQT and MQT courses. This allows trainees to move at their own learning pace, although all trainees are given a maximum of 1 year (3 months for IQT and up to 12 months from the start of the program for MQT) to complete the program they must complete IQT within the first 3 months in the training program. When accepted, trainees will be given an orientation and provided access to training materials. Trainees are expected to read the materials on their own, meet with and ask questions of training pilots for any needed clarity, and practice as much as possible before scheduling the IQT checkride with an Instructor Pilot (IP) or a Combat Mission Ready (CMR) rated pilot. Additionally, it is anticipated that trainees will spend lots of time in Teamspeak speaking with trainers to gain an understanding of the concepts they’ve read about, in addition to flying with trainers and other members.

    Specific requirements and evaluation checklists are available in 476th vFG OI 476-02, 476th vFG Aircrew Training.

    476th vFighter Group
    Pilot Training Program

    74th Training Squadron

    Required training within the 476th vFG is broken down into two sections:

    Initial Qualification Training (IQT)
    Provides training pilots the basic training necessary to initially qualify for flying duties without regard to any specific unit's mission. Training pilots in IQT have a maximum 3 months to complete the program. Upon graduation of IQT pilots recieve a Line Pilot (LP) and Basic Mission Capable (BMC) ratings and reassigned to the respective airframe combat unit to continue the next phase of pilot training, airframe specific MQT.

    Airframe Specific Mission Qualification Training (MQT)

    Provides pilots the basic training necessary to qualify for flying duties that directly support a unit’s mission. Line Pilots have a maximum of 12 months from entry into the 476 vFG Training Program to complete MQT. Upon graduation of MQT pilots are awarded a Senior Pilot (SP) and a Combat Mission Ready (CMR) ratings and reassigned to the respective airframe combat unit.

    A-10C IQT


    1.1. Radio Procedures and Nellis AFB Local Area Orientation
    1.2. 2-Ship Day Visual Flight Rules (VFR)
    1.3. Instrument Procedures and Navigation
    1.4. Night / NVG Operations
    Graduate Fixed Wing IQT
    Command Staff discretion to roll back to next training class or removal from the group.



    1.1. Mutual support, tactical formations & turns
    1.2. 4-Ship tactical formations & maneuvering
    1.3. Air-to-Air refueling
    1.4. Air-to-Air combat
    1.5. Forward-firing munition employment
    1.6. Free fall munitions
    1.7. AGM-65 Maverick missile
    1.8. Sensors, SADL, AN/AAQ-28 (TGP)
    1.9. Guided munitions and SPI
    1.10. Air-to-Air dissimilar airframe
    1.11. Countermeasures, threat avoidance and evasion

    Graduate MQT
    Command Staff discretion to remove from the group.
    Training Completion

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