TWA772LR wrote:The only way to fly an F18 in the US is to join the Navy or USMC as active duty. I looked in to this to fly in the Navy and you can't be a Navy Reserve pilot without being prior active duty.
rfields5421 wrote:There is apparently one USMC Reserve F/A-18+ squadron based at NAS JRB Fort Worth Texas.
I do not believe that USMC F/A-18 pilots are currently required to be/ maintain carrier qualifications. Could be wrong about that though.
DeltaMD90 wrote:If you want a fighter guarantee, as far as I know (I know a lot but I don't know everything) your best and probably ONLY bet is an Air Force Reserve or Guard squadron since you apply to the squadron directly
GalaxyFlyer wrote:I’ve never of a transfer from AFRC or ANG to USNR flying billets. I’ve seen many go the other direction. USNR flying is a pretty small community.
rfields5421 wrote:I was surprised it was not USNR. I knew there is a F-18 squadron at Carswell - at least was last October when I was last on the base.
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