MIL Pilot in the Airforce

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  1. Redsand426

    Redsand426 Active Member

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    What is the quickest path to becoming a pilot in the airforce if you're starting from scratch? College w/ a 4yr aviation degree and then going into the airforce? Civilian flight school? Or just enlisting in the airforce right off the bat?

    Also, on a scale of 1-10, how hard is it to become a pilot in the airforce? Thanks.
     
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    ElCidKid New Member

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    college with any degree. Civilian fight training is a good thing but it is in no way a requirement. Enlisting wont get you anywere fast in regards to flying. and on difficulty I'd rate it any where from a 10-15. it all depends on what the AF needs.
     
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    Active duty is not the only way to become an AF pilot, there is the Guard and Reserve both have a wide range of Aircraft in including F-22's and C-17's
     
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    all depends on where you are, if you in high school the academy is the best way becasue they have the most pilot slots allotted. If your in your first 2 yrs of college ROTC would be your next bet and if you are in your last 2 or have completed your degree OTS is the last option you have and some might say the best option becasue with OTS when selected you know you will be a pilot or at least get to attend pilot training and fail out from there. With the academy and with ROTC you go in blind as to what your final real AF job will be, you could end up a personel officer or a contracting officer you just dont know.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    How old are you?
     
  9. Redsand426

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm 20yrs old and entering my 2nd semester of college this fall, finishing up generals. I thought about ROTC and it seems difficult to get accepted. Anyone ever attend ROTC?
     
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    if you think ROTC is hard to be accepted dont even look at OTS
     
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    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    do yourself a favor... go buy AFOQT training guides, search amazon for them and then get flying hours.

    IF you want a no B.S. I'm going to fly, go Guard or Reserves. You'll have to meet their board, but you know what you'll be doing if you get accepted and pass the training.

    If you want to be in the AF and flying would be a great perk, go through ROTC or OTS. Nothing is ever gauranteed.

    < == completed ROTC, non pilot, pilot-wannabe AF Officer
     
  13. ElCidKid

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    the reserves was my ticket.
     

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