Military Pilot Competency
Attention Military Pilots! Did you know that you can use your military experience to get FAA Civilian ratings (in most cases by simply
taking a written test and filling out the appropriate paperwork)? Get your Commercial, Instrument, CFI, CFII and MEI. As a previous Air Force C-5
Instructor Pilot, I have been through the process and it was extremely easy. Thanks to the hard work of the folks at
Sheppard Air you now have easy to follow instructions! They will help you through every step of the process.
STEP 1: Use the "Ratings Flowchart" to determine what ratings you qualify for.
Click for the "Ratings Flowchart"
STEP 2: Do you need Commerical / Instrument?
Click here for Military Competency Commercial
Click here for the Commercial Paperwork Guide
STEP 3: Do you need CFI, CFII, MEI?
Click here for Military Competency Instructor
Click here for the Instructor Paperwork Guide
STEP 4: Goto the FSDO and get your ratings!
Click here for the FAA FSDO Locator
Click here for Paperwork to bring to the FSDO