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1 Jun 2018

Traditional Guardsmen Pilot

MAJ Pete Ament / Minnesota Air National Guard – Posted by peterjament Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

My name is MAJ Pete Ament, I’m the Chief Pilot for the 109th Airlift Squadron, Minnesota Air National Guard. We are going to be holding a UPT pilot hiring board in 2018.  The position will require a 4 year degree, enough flight time to have successfully soloed an aircraft, and the ability to start UPT before age 30.  Applicants must have a 29th birthday that falls on or after 1 June 2018.  Our Squadron desires pilots that live locally (roughly a 70 mile radius from KMSP). The application windows are as follows:

UPT Board
Application Window – 1 Jan 18 – 15 Jun 18
Board Dates – 15-17 Aug 18
Hiring 2-3 pilots depending on Squadron staffing

The 109th Airlift Squadron is located at the Minneapolis/St. Paul international airport (KMSP). We fly C-130 H3 model aircraft. If you are interested please contact our Officer Recruiter:

TSgt Rodney Gattis
Office – 612-713-2033
Email –

My Assistant Chief Pilot and I can also answer questions as needed.

MAJ Pete Ament (Chief PIlot)
Email –

MAJ Dana Novinskie (Assistant Chief PIlot)
Email –


How to Apply

  Application Checklist This handout is for general information only. You must contact the recruiter (listed below) to receive the application package checklist that will cover all of the various forms you must complete.   Cover Letter and Resume Please include these in your application.   AFOQT (Air Force Officer Qualifying Test) Similar to the SAT or ACT; this is a standardized test and can be accomplished on base here in St. Paul. The base education office will help to schedule this (SMSgt Michelle Hogan (612) 713-2024).   TBAS (Test of Basic Aviation Skills) The TBAS is a computerized psychomotor test to use as a tool for selection as an Air Force Pilot. This test can also be completed here in St. Paul. The base education office will help to schedule this (SMSgt Michelle Hogan (612) 713-2024).   Flight Experience Please include a copy of your pilot ratings and a copy of the last three pages of your logbook. Pilots must at a minimum have soloed an aircraft for their private pilot license.  More time and ratings are desired.   Flight Physical If selected, you will need to complete a military flight physical, however for medical prescreening you will need to travel to the MEPS office in Minneapolis for a commissioning physical. The recruiter listed below will help to schedule this.   College Degree/Transcript Include in your application a copy of your college transcript. You must have a bachelor’s degree at a minimum.   Letters Of Recommendation Please limit to no more than three letters. We prefer quality over quantity.   Contact Info For any further questions; please contact TSgt Rodney Gattis. He is the recruiting office supervisor and his commercial phone number is 612-713-2033. He can be reached via email at His address is 631 Minuteman Drive, Saint Paul MN 55111.   For officer, aircrew, and pilot related questions, please contact: Chief Pilot – Maj Pete Ament, phone 612-713-2399 Assistant Chief Pilot – Maj Dana Novinskie, phone 612-713-2484   Deadline The application window will be open from 1 Jan – 15 Jun 2018. Interviews will be conducted in 15-17 August 2018, and a formal invitation will be sent if selected for the interview.   Other Requirements Your 29th birthday must fall on or after 1 Jun 2018.  Please compile or assemble your application packet in a simple envelope lose leaf or single PDF. Then mail/email your packet to the recruiter listed above.   Open House The 109th Airlift Squadron will be hosting a Pilot & Navigator Open House on Thursday, 7 Jun 18 at 1800L in the Aircrew Briefing Room.  Address is 641 Spitfire Ave, Saint Paul MN 55111.  For non-military members needing access to the base, please coordinate with the recruiter.

Job Categories: Previously Qual'd Pilot. Job Types: Traditional Guardsmen. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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