|Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter):|
How can I become a military pilot(AF)? How is the demand for Air Force pilots?
|Quoting Hamfist (Reply 2):|
I don't have time at the moment, but I'm sure there will be a few posters come along shortly who will have the time to not be an ass and actually give you something constructive. And maybe one of those posts will come from an "aviator" who actually flies the plane and not one who spends most of his time in the ass-end of it. (no offense to other boomers who actually post something constructive every now and then
|Quoting Hamfist (Reply 9):|
As for "switching gears", I'm sure all here rest assured that the skies are fueled by a guy who needs to do his best impression of one of the forums 12-year olds by listing "your mom" as one of his hobbies. Maybe if the T'birds added that to their mission statement, they would better represent the rest of the Air Force?
|Quoting Duce50boom (Reply 1):|
The best way to become a pilot is to use the search function. Situational awareness is a skill that must be developed if you are to survive
|Quoting Duce50boom (Reply 11):|
those of us who don't include kneepads as part of our uniform wouldn't consider the AFCM anything to brag about.
|Quoting AGM114L (Reply 7):|
Unless you're deadset on the AirForce, may I suggest looking into the US Army's Warrant Officer Flight Training. Lately there is been a demand for helicopter pilots and prospects for selection are pretty good. To be competitive for this you should probably have at least 60 college credits, be in good physical condition, and have an ASVAB score in the 90's and pass the AFAST. Civilian flight time helps as well. The Army's website will have more info.
|Quoting Duce50boom (Reply 14):|
But this kid's got damn near twice as many posts as I do and he can't figure out how to search?
|Quoting Hamfist (Reply 15):|
I guarantee the sand I've put my puts in is just as close to threats as your airliner has ever been.
|Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 17):|
That's why I have twice as many posts as you do dude. Instead of trying to type your arguments about why responded that way, you could have just given me advice like others have done.
|Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 18):|
And by the way what do you mean by
Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter):
Situational awareness is a skill that must be developed if you are to survive
|Quoting PolAir (Reply 16):|
I am thinking about joining army, but my recruiter says there are no more fixed wings in army. He said helicopter school is the only option. What are the requirements? Do you have to be a citizen at sign up? HOw about eye sight?
|Quoting AGM114L (Reply 20):|
To get into flight training you must be a citizen, 18-29 years of age, pass a flight physical, and score a GT score of 110 or higher on the ASVAB, in addition you must pass the AFAST, the aviation aptitude test. As far as the vision goes I believe the standards have been laxed, I see a lot of new pilots with glasses, also lasik surgery is allowed. Most candidates going into this are prior enlisted. There are some limited fixed-wing slots flying C-12s and the Army is planning to buy a fleet of sensor aircraft, but these pilots are selected from the existing pool of aviators.
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