This movie sucks, btw- nice fake missle scene followed by an Wizzo who leaves his pilot behind to get shot....right.
But I've seen a handful of 'fo's get out and work their way up the ladder through VA money or their own funds. Some got some hours in the right seat of an S-3 or C-12 and somehow counted it and managed to sell it to an airline.
Small world- a few years back I met a Pinnacle CRJ F/O....turns out he was a backseater on the RA
-5C Vigilante and flew with my uncle many times....you don't meet too many of those dudes.
I've also met several enlisted folks who get their ratings and go to the airlines without ever having been an actual military pilot. Any mil experience looks good in this business.
"The cockpit, what is it?" "It's the little room in the front of the plane where the pilot sits, but that's not importan