You might want to look into some sort of ROTC program at your school, rather than enlisting
Jcxp15, Been there done that lol....I was involved with a Navy ROTC unit, but ended up detaching as I wasn't going to pick up scholarship/Navy pilot slots were few and far between, at least from this unit. It was a wise move in hindsight I do believe. I had a congressional nomination to the Naval Academy, but that didn't happen either. Now I'm approaching my junior year of college, so it's pretty impractical to pick up ROTC anyways...OCS/OTS is the way to go, and I would almost rather Cross Into the Blue so to speak, ejection seats are a little more pleantiful there.
Pilotpip, you make some very valid points as well, and alot of these are things I was rather concerned with myself. I was told (and I need to go speak with some more people in the Jax ANG to substantiate this), that it is a defense unit (as AA717 said), and does not deploy as alot of the other units do. Jax ANG does recieve about 50 pilot apps a year, for 1 possibly 2 pilot seats. As you stated, many are Active guys looking to go part time, some are off the street people, and some are people from within the guard, like I would be. I know of one DL
732 F/O who was an Ops specialist there, got picked up for pilot a few years later, went F-15's, and now does the 732 thing. Not an entirely bad deal...helps to know a few people too, which my background does have (I say that with all humbleness)
Well anyways...to me it seems like a good deal, and it sure is a start to a good part-time military career, while I also persue airline ambitions...Delta will like me alot more with some form of military time under my belt, however I may get it.
I owe a couple of people on this site a word of thanks for all the help with teaching a navy-brat all about the Air Farce way...seems like a good direction to me!
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