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Anyone In The Air National Guard Or Reserves?  
User currently offlineEricmetallica From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1311 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

Eric

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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

There are forums just like a.net that are about ANG.

I'll see if I can find them.



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User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1282 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.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Sounds like a topic for the Military Aviation Forum...  Big grin

LY744.



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1272 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.

User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1259 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!!

User currently offlineEricmetallica From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

I really dont want to spends 10 years in active service, i love my country but its just something i dont want to do.

Eric


User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

If I am not mistaken, after you graduate you "owe" the government 5 years-where did you come up with 10 years?

User currently offlineN17085 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

It was amended. Go to college for FREE and serve 3 years, that's all, just training and not even going to war. But, now that has changed and you might go to war.

User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

That's true but he did mention that he would not be going to school until 2003-not tomorrow and God know we all hope this mess will end long before that date!

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

If you do 4 years at the Air Force Acadamy, you owe the Air Force 6 years on active duty.

User currently offlineCarioca Canuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

You can't have your cake and eat it too.

I interpret your post as a desire to fly fighter jets...but not to have to serve in a combat situation....as most likely will happen during a 10 year assignment in the "regular" military.

Hopefully I am wrong, because it wouldn't do much for this boards view of your character if I was right.


User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

For USAF pilots, the commitment is currently 8 years AFTER you graduate from the Academy or ROTC. (This is more than the regular officer commitment.)

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