• Initial Training Program

    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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