Much Respect to the Men and Women Who Make It Through One of the Toughest Flying Courses in the Air Force.
The F-22 pilot training program is a notoriously difficult course. Air Force aviators have to finish in the top of their UPT pilot training class. Once selected for the program just to get the opportunity to fly the F-22. F-22 pilot candidates then have to endure challenging academics, a rigorous flying schedule, and 37 physically demanding sorties in the jet. That includes flying alongside evaluator pilots that sniff out any weaknesses, looking to washout weaker pilots. The pilots who succeed in the Raptor B class are truly the best of the best fighter pilots in the Air Force and most likely the world. This video shows us why.