Accelerating Pilots to Combat-Ready Aviators

Help us enhance current pilot training and development to produce mission-qualified pilots and combat-ready aviators quicker.


USAF's current pilot training program is experiencing a widening gap between the capabilities of its primary training aircraft and that of the advanced fighter aircraft its pilots currently operate. This challenge seeks to address this gap. We are looking for solutions to enhance and improve the overall effectiveness of training programs across the Air Force to focus on developing quality pilots and combat-ready aviators quicker. Perhaps artificial intelligence and virtual reality can play a role in enhancing and modernizing existing training methods and tools. Here's a chance to offer up your unique solutions to ensure our pilots have the most efficient and effective training possible.

What's in it for you?

USAF and AFWERX possess innovation funding to designate towards exploring viable solutions and partnerships to further strengthen the Air Force. USAF has prototype funding available for individuals or companies who propose solutions to this specific challenge. Expert evaluators will carefully examine compelling challenge solutions presented within this crowdsourcing platform, and the best solutions could lead to additional prototyping, R&D and production contracts to be granted after the initial award. Your participation could lead to official recognition for you or your company and the chance to work alongside the Air Force and other DoD agencies to see your concept mature into impactful real-life implementation!