Initial Qualification Training (IQT)
IQT provides pilots the basic training necessary to initially qualify in flying duties without regard to any specific unit's mission. The training covers basic aerodrome procedures, formation flying and weapons employment. The badge is awarded after the sucessful completion of the 3 practical sorties with an instructor.
Upon successfully completing IQT, the training pilot is awarded the IQT Graduate patch, Basic Mission Capable (BMC) rating and his pilot wings insigna.
Mission Qualification Training (MQT) Certification:
After passing the overall IQT track, trainees move on to airframe specific MQT. Successful completion of MQT is required to sign up for any joint operations with other virtual organizations. MQT provides pilots the basic training necessary to qualify in flying duties that directly support a unit’s mission. Pilots maintain IQT Graduate status until MQT is completed. The badge is awarded after the completion of a successful completion of the MQT ground school and Certified Mission Ready Experience Program.
Upon successfully completing MQT the pilot is awarded the Combat Mission (CMR) rating Line Pilot wings, MQT graduate patch and can participate in additional offered training.