Ericmetallica From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1339 times:
Im hoping to attend Embry Riddle in Prescott in 2003 to become a pilot. But i want the experiance of beeing in the military but i dont wnat to be in active duity for 10 years. So i was thinking about the Air National Guard. Anyone have experiance with this. I think its great cause i get to travel, serve my country,fly military jets, and up my flight hours and get paid for it but have a commercial job also. Thanks
Ryu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
Most ANG pilots are ex-active military, which is where the ANG fills most of its openings from. It's extremely difficult to be selected to be an ANG pilot as a civilian -- nearly impossible if you don't already have previous flight experience.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1300 times:
No, this topic is in the right spot. Also, as for being a reserve or guard pilot, I second that most are from those who left active duty. Most pilots go through the acadamy, and they will not put you through that, so you can be a weekend flyer. If you have the flight experience, I'd suggest doing the 6 year tour required for flyers and gain the experience you want, as well as getting military educational benefits.
Skyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1287 times:
Ericmetallica-you talk about serving your country and flying at the same time. Have you considered trying for an appointment to either the Air Force or Naval acacdemies? The best of educations, it's free, you get paid while you are there. If you are in the top of your class, you will get to flight school. Good luck!!