I was NROTC for 1.5 yrs before bugging out...wasn't going to pick up scholarship, and the over-stuffed Naval Aviator pipeline was really a turnoff...shipmates ahead of me were going SWO left and right, and that wasn't a chance I was willing to take.
Anyways, that aside. I took several practive ASTB's, they really aren't that bad if you have the background (which you certainly have), and the experience....the average joe coming off the street wouldn't do well, but someone who is a student pilot and is immersed in that community all the time will do just fine. On mine, I found ALOT of principles of flight problems, as well as the theory...seemingly basic stuff, like ADI's, orientations, etc...simple engineering stuff, simple math...just common sense really!
I'm getting ready to take it for the Air Force here soon, over there it's called the AFOQT, basically the same thing. Go invest in a good practice book, I got mine at Barnes and Noble, "Military Flight Aptitude Tests" by Learning Express..was under Test Prep/Careers. It has alot of good practice tests in it, Xerox em and go to town....the book is good for all branches, so go invest in it, it's only like 25 bucks.
Best of luck on that quest man....Naval Aviator slots really seem Tango-Uniform right now, just a change in times...one thing the Navy (or any flying branch) has ever been good at is being predictive...one day they're overstocked on pilots, the next, crying for them. It's what bought my uncle and father into Naval Aviator seats, and I'm sure it'll suck some of us in too (give it about 4-5 yrs, when the airlines start hiring...then watch the exodus flow)..if things end up looking sweet a few years down the road, I'd drop the AF
like a hotcake and head to the Navy...so we shall see.
If you want some more pointers on it, hit me up on AIM- FlySSCamaro
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