AFROTC Pilot Slot

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  1. Zachieepoo

    Zachieepoo Member

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    So I wasn't awarded a High School scholarship for college next year at Auburn University but I am joining Det. 005 next year and giving it my best. I was wondering what the chances of getting a pilot slot are down the road ~2016. ( I heard somewhere Auburn AFROTC cadets who apply for a slot; around 70% get one. ERAU is around 80%. Is this true?)

    I just want to fly, not fighter or no go kinda guy. Would love to fly C-5's or C-130's. I plan on majoring in Aerospace Engineering, maybe Mechanical.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    IN truth it will depend upon the needs of the USAF at the time you're in the pool of eligibles.

    Example: this year, Arizona State had 11 cadets qualified and wanting a UPT slot...all 11 were selected. In the past, that's not been the norm. But this year...it worked nicely.

    Do your very best, be "everything" your Det wants...and you'll have as good a shot at it as anyone in the country!!! :thumb:

    Steve
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    USAFA '83
     
  3. Zachieepoo

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    Whoa! Thank you, love to hear this.
     
  4. Pima

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    Flieger is correct nobody can predict the needs of the AF 4 yrs from now. DS's school for the past 3 yrs had 100% of cadets that asked for rated and were medically qualified to get rated slots. Caveat when the drop came down for 2012 class, they had 11 out of 13 get slots, the 2 that didn't get them were placed on the alt. list. By the time they commissioned 13 of the 13 went rated.

    The thing you really need to remember is you will be an officer first, and getting a rated slot is only the 1st hurdle. Graduating from IFS and than UPT will be the big issues. Not everyone that goes rated will become a flier. That means you need to have plan B in place if plan A doesn't work out.
     

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