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User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3579 times:

I want to fly the Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft for which the first squadron is planned for 2013. I plan on graduating from college in 2010 which means i would complete navy flight training in 2013, is this good timing for becoming a pilot for this aircraft or will they take pilots out of other squadrons and make them the pilots of this


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User currently offlineFtrguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3523 times:

It's all about timing and luck! It shouldn't take you three years to get your wings in the VP community. Next, they will probably be phased in one squadron at a time. There are many P-3 squadrons and to get the one or two that transition first will be pretty darn lucky. You might not get it at first, but your squadron might transition while you are on your first tour or maybe your second. The Navy tends to transition a squadron and not an individual. If you are lucky enough to be in the squadron when it transitions to the new plane, you will go with it. Hope that helps. Its really about luck and timing though.

User currently offlineSidishus From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 519 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3450 times:


By the looks of things the MMA may not come to fruitiion by 2013.

http://www.aviationnow.com/avnow/search/autosuggest.jsp?docid=259662&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aviationnow.com%2Favnow%2Fnews%2Fchannel_awst_story.jsp%3Fview%3Dstory%26id%3Dnews%2F01035wna.xml

Items facing the chopping block include up to 175 of USAF's F/A-22s, the Navy's Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) replacement for the P-3 and DD-X (which would have begun introducing directed energy weapons), as well as a cut of as much as $1 billion from the Marine Corps' V-22 program.

Also I understand there is still criticism of the aircraft choice in the VP community.




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User currently offlineSuperHornet From United States of America, joined May 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

In theory development and deployment of new aircraft is suppose to allow the air forces to operate with fewer aircraft and therefore fewer pilots? If the F-35 enters the inventory on schedule (which is very doubtful) it would be replacing F/A-18’s, F-16’s, and the AV8 Harrier for the marines the F-15 is being replaced by the F-22 (yeah right). This should create a surplus of pilots vs inventory of aircraft.

Navy takes action to balance pilot population http://www.alert5.com/archive/2005_01_16_alert5_archive.html


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7387 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3235 times:
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Nyc, Are you so deadset on the MMA? The VR community is the Navy's best kept secret. C40 is just as good. Most of our C9's should be gone at that point.


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User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

id love to fly the C9 or the C40 but the C40 is only flown by reservists (i think)


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7387 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2877 times:
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id love to fly the C9 or the C40 but the C40 is only flown by reservists (i think)

We are a reserve unit, but we do have FTS(full time support) personnel who are active, but not RegNav. I'm a SelRes, and we support the active side of the house. When Officer Candidates graduation from the Academy/ROTC, they choose orders to attend flight schools, then get assigned a platform by what's available at time of graduation.



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User currently offlineSWAbubba From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 154 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Jetjack,

The Naval reserves generally only take nugget pilots when there is a huge oversupply of pilots. That has only happened twice in the last 20 years, around 91 when they were RIFing the training command and right now (due to the S-3/P-3 drawdown). VR is a great deal, but 99% of the time you have to do your time in the fleet first.


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