Fallon Naval Air Station is ready to accept newly commissioned, freshly winged Strike and Carrier Strike pilots for entry into the Fighter Lead-In School. The school will use the CP-AT-6B aircraft, familiar to all Strike pilots, fitted with six hard points, configured for ether rocket pods or .50 caliber machine gun pods. Successful completion of the course, which includes 9 check Rides, an introduction to night vision goggles (NVG), and an additional 25 flight hours, will lead to the selected combat aircraft and a posting to Combat Training Operations (CTO). The CP-AT-6B paint scheme and pilot’s flight gear flown in Fighter Lead-In will be dependent on several factors, including whether you chose a Squadron or Command Pilot classification, and, if you chose a Command Pilot classification, whether you have received the prestigious Meritorious Strike Pilot Award.
Meritorious Strike Pilot (Medal)
- Complete FTO with only four failed check rides (Command Pilot Cadet Only)
- Receive 1000 CPEP