united states coast guard

ALCGOFF 050/23
B. ACN 043/19
1. Active duty officers in the grades of ENS/LTJG may apply for the
Coast Guard Flight Training Panel scheduled to convene 18 Sep 2023.
Lieutenants may apply, but will not normally be primary candidates.
Selection for this highly competitive program leads to designation
as a Coast Guard Aviator with subsequent assignment to duty standing
billets within Coast Guard aviation. Candidates selected by this
Panel will receive orders to report to flight training between 01 Nov
2023 and 01 Mar 2024. Please read this message in its entirety to ensure
compliance with the application procedures.
2. The following timeline will apply:
a. Part 1 of the Application; Direct Access (DA) Panel Submission Period: 5 July – 4 August 2023
b. Part 2 of the Application; documentation due to OPM-2: 01 September 2023
c. Flight Physicals complete: 21 August 2023
d. Flight Physical Waivers approved: 11 September 2023
e. Fleet Flight Panel: 18-22 September 2023
3. Part 1 of the application is submitted via DA. The deadline for the
application submission is 4 August 2023. Use the “My Panel Submissions”
link located under “Tasks” and follow the step-by-step directions provided
a. Log in to DA
b. Click “Member Self Service”, click "Tasks" on the far left side
c. Select "My Panel Submissions" (NOTE: DO NOT select “PCS e-Resume”)
d. Select “Advanced Training” from the “Panel Source” drop down menu and click “GO”
e. When the search screen appears, enter the following:
AD/Res Ind: “Active Duty”
Bus unit: “Officer”
Job Code: 000097
f. Click "Search"
g. A list of Advanced Training programs will appear. Check the "Apply"
box next to Flight School Panel (FLSCPN).
h. Click "Submit"
4. In addition to the DA application, Part 2 is a document submitted
via email. Applicants are required to email the following documents
in a clean, single PDF to YN3 Selena Alicea at
a. ASTB results – all applicants must successfully complete the ASTB with
the following minimum scores: Academic Qualification Rating (AQR) of
4 / Pilot Flight Aptitude Rating (PFAR) of 5.
b. College transcripts – Undergraduate and Graduate (as applicable).
c. Flight training or FAA certifications - if applicable, all civilian
flight training / FAA certifications must be documented on a CG-4082,
signed by the Commanding Officer, to be considered.
d. Personal narrative with command endorsement: the narrative shall
be a CG memorandum with a one-page endorsement from their Commanding
Officers. Commanding Officers should include their
opinion of the applicant's interests, ability, and potential value to
CG aviation in the endorsement. Format and general guidelines for both
the narrative and endorsement are provided on the CG Portal
located at:
5. All required documentation for Part 2 is due 01 Sep 2023. All officers
whose packages are received on or before 01 Sep 2023 will receive a confirmation
email. Officers who do not receive an email should contact YN3 Selena Alicea
to determine the status of their applications. Packages must be complete
and arrive on time to be considered.
6. IAW Ref A, a flight surgeon approved flight physical must be dated
on or after 18 Sep 2022 (note: 2022, not 2023) and entered into the Aeromedical
Electronic Resource Office (AERO) by 21 Aug 2023. Paper physicals will
not be considered. All physical exams must have DD forms 2808 and 2807-1 completed.
Any required medical waivers must be completed and approved by 11 Sep 2023.
7. Previously non-selected flight applicants need to submit new flight
applications and copies of previously qualifying physical examinations
dated on or after 18 Sep 2022.
8. A single set of anthropometrics has been established based on the
most restrictive measurements of all Coast Guard aircraft and the U.S.
Navy training aircraft. Due to ejection seat limitations associated
with the T-6 TEXAN training aircraft, all Flight Panel applicants must
weigh between 103-231 lbs. Anthropometric measurements for Coast Guard
aircraft are below:
a. Buttock-Knee Length (inches): 21.0-26.9
b. Sitting Height (inches): 33.0-39.4
c. Sitting Eye Height (inches): 28.5 or Greater
d. Thumb Tip Reach (inches): 28.5 or Greater
Additional information on how these measurements are made can be found in Ref B.
9. Applicants should carefully examine the visual acuity standards for
flight training in Ref A. Applicants who have undergone vision correction
surgery must adhere to all requirements listed in Ref A,
Chapter 1C, Section 12 for Selection Panel eligibility.
10. IAW Ref C, the age limitation for Naval Flight Training has been
waived to 31. Candidates must not turn 31 prior to reporting to flight training.
This waiver cannot be furthered.
11. IAW Ref C, all applicants completing flight school as a result of
this Panel will incur eight years of obligated service in addition to
any previous obligated service. Officers disenrolling prior to completion
of flight training will incur one month of obligated service for every
month of training completed.
12. For questions regarding the flight school application process,
please contact YN3 Selena Alicea at (202) 795-6451 or
For information about aviation career opportunities, please contact
LCDR Megan Peters at (703) 201-2585 or
13. CAPT J. Snaith, Acting PSC-OPM, sends.
14. Internet release authorized.