MIL just out of sheer curiosity, what would it take to become a helicopter pilot

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  1. Jspec180

    Jspec180 New Member

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    I don't really care what branch. I am in CC right now with good grades about to transfer, but I have always wanted to become a pilot. got a 97 on my asvab in HS if that matters at all.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    army ocs followed by national guard aviation unit with available slots
     
  4. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Skills, mad fucking skills. You need the brain of Einstein, the eyesight of an eagle, reflexes of a snake, the personality of Patton, and intestistenal fortitude of Aron Ralston. Outside of that, it doesn't take much to be a helicopter pilot.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Or just go street to seat.
     
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    Highschool to flightschool is becoming more and more popular.
     
  7. dumbaznboy

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    wait...so WO is the only way to go? (for active duty?)
     
  8. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    No, you can also go the Officer route, but who wants to do that?
     
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    maybe i do?
     
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    i mean...

    why not go the officer route mr. barack?
     
  11. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Personal opinion/preference. Warrant Officer's primary job is to fly, while a "real" Officer gets pushed to the command/management side of the house around the rank of Captain. I'm not a big fan of paperwork, and prefer doing the work rather than planning the work.


    B R A C K A C
     
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    :werd:
     
  13. dumbaznboy

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    haha...whoops. mr. BRACKAC.

    But. I'm assuming that this is for the Army, correct? Not for another branch, say, Marines?
     
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    True, only commissioned officers fly in the Navy/Marine Corps
     
  15. shiba

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    your physical size matters too. too tall or too big and you will not be flying any apaches any time soon.
     
  16. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Meh, not so much really. I know guys that are 6'6" flying Kiowa's and Apache's, and I also know females that are 5' flying chinooks. One Apache driver I know is 6'5" and 250, guy looks like a NFL linebacker.
     
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    how about a 5'4" tall guy thats built like a barrel? I wanna squeeze my broad shouldered ass into a gunship (I know i know ... keep dreaming...)
     
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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    What if you have stick time as a civilian? I have 15 hours as a civvie (I know, its not that much).
     
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    For Air Force ...

    Go through OTS, ROTC, or the Academy and get a commission and a pilot slot. All you have to do is be medically qualified out of the academy. For OTS and ROTC its competitive. Then from there you'll go to SUPT in either MS, TX, OK, or FL. You have 6 weeks of academics followed by 5 months in the T-6A Texan II. After that you have track select where you'll want to pick the helo track and go to Ft. Rutger and train there for an additional 6 months. Currently there is about one helo drop per class of about 25. In some classes its competitive and others it just goes to the last guy (since of course the fighter/bomber track is what most dream of).

    Good Luck.
     
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    thanks for the info. i'd rather go Army/Marines so if i drop (assuming i even get a pilot slot) i can go infantry. Only other job I'd want in AF other than Pilot/Navi would go to PJ/CCT but I highly doubt I'd make it through the pipeline.
     

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