MIL OT pilots, or those who know them, questions

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  1. forgotmyname

    forgotmyname Active Member

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    I'll be getting a Bachelors in Industrial Technology by next year, and one of my plans after that is to enlist the in the AirForce as an officer.

    I am strongly thinking about being a pilot (whatever the path takes me). How freaking hard is to earn your wings on the USAF?
     
  2. eu4ia

    eu4ia Active Member

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    The only people who think pilots are cool are little kids and other pilots.
     
  3. Julius

    Julius Guest

    pm tunes, he's a USAF or USN pilot iirc
     
  4. pmoney

    pmoney OT Supporter

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    what about helicopter pilots

    or is there another, more sexy term for your kind
     
  5. Ninja

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    Not to rain on your parade, but the odds are overwhelmingly against you getting a flight slot in the AF.
     
  6. Off

    Off Memento Mori

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    pretty sure its raining on his parade right now
     
  7. tunes

    tunes OT Supporter

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    USAF pilot...still in UPT though

    Hooligan flies vipers.

    enlisting and officer are two separate things though...

    as for how hard it is....i think it's been pretty frickin easy personally.....just time consuming
     
  8. tunes

    tunes OT Supporter

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    :ughj:
     
  9. burton564

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    I prefer rotary wing aviator
     
  10. Julius

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    why does everyone and their mother want to be a flight warrant in the army?
     
  11. eu4ia

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    It's true, I thought when women would drop to their knees and immediately begin fellatio upon learning about someone being a pilot. I was sorely mistaken. :wtc:
     
  12. flytojungho

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    u ever thought about being a naval aviator?
     
  13. burton564

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    Being a warrant officer in the army is basically the best job to be in. Because you do your job and that's it
     
  14. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Why do people want to be millionaires and fuck hot bitches?
     
  15. ElCidKid

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  16. Julius

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    i get the point, but nobody talks about becoming other warrants
    becoming a signal warrant would be great if i were doing this for a career :wiggle:
     
  17. kazimer

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    Well Aviation Warrant (Army side) is the only Warrant Officer program in the Army that allows someone to come off of the streets and into that training. The other Warrant Officer paths require a decent amount of enlisted time AND experience before you are eligible.

    The Signal Warrants are some of the smartest individuals I have come across and are looked upon for their expertise. "If chief says it's ok, who am I to question it"

    I didn't find out about many other Warrant Officer careers until well after I had joined. I thoughts Pilots were the only warrant officers the army has...

    [/all that shit.pdf]

    Cliffs: who knows
     
  18. nsxrebel

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    Don't forget Marine Aviators.
     
  19. jmx2323

    jmx2323 OT Supporter

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    officers dont enlist, and OTS is a long drawn out process that will take you somewhere near a year if you get selected
     
  20. pmoney

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    so what are some other warrant careers in the army, or a link to them?

    in what kind of capacity would a signal warrant work?
     
  21. kazimer

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    I have pointed any soldier that has ever expressed interest in being a warrant officer to the following site

    http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant/

    it can explain everything that I cannot

    The three signal warrant MOSs that I know about are: 250, 251, and 254

    250Ns are my counterpart: I am in FA24 training and we basically handle the WAN (layer 3 and below) the 250N is usually titled the Network Engineer

    251s handle the LAN and all of its services: IP, active directory, exchange, sharepoint, and other automations

    254s work mainly with Army Battle Command Systems, a bit of Information Assurance, radios, and VTC


    They all seem to be great careers and easily translate into civilian life. The Warrant Officers that taught my CCNA bootcamp were CCIE level
     
  22. kazimer

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    Does OTS require you to enlist?
    WHen I went to Army OCS I had to enlist as an E-4 with my MOS being OCS. I was actually discharged as an E-5 and then commissioned as a 2LT.

    How does the AF process work, I am curious
     
  23. tunes

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    did you get accepted to UPT yet?
     
  24. tunes

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    nope.
    and it depends.
     
  25. ElCidKid

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    yep. I'll get my dates in Sept.
     

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