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What do i have to do to become a pilot in the USAF

Discussion in 'Military' started by tacomathunder, May 17, 2011.

  1. tacomathunder

    tacomathunder [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I really want to be a pilot in the USAF, in any category meaning tanker, fighter, cargo.....i have no flight experience, in a normal university, and am pretty average in grades...What can i do to do this??
     
  2. dpinckard

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    Being former Army, I can't speak to specifics, but the first thing I would do is go see your campus ROTC commander. If there isn't one, track down the local AF recruiter.

    If I'm not mistaken, you'll need a college degree and a commission. If there's an AF ROTC, you can do that or Officer Candidate School. Then you'd probably need to qualify and attend flight school.

    You can also check out the AF Guard/Reserve.

    You could also try for the AF Academy, which if it's like West Point, should also be a 4-yr University.

    Again, your local ROTC commander or recruiter can answer your questions best.
     
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    Talk to an Officer Recruiter or the ROTC folks on campus near you and work on getting better than pretty average grades. I'd get some extracurriculars in the works too...
    Slots are VERY hard to get in all the services- You gotta out shine everyone else to pick one up.
     
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