I'm new here. I have been reading the forums since before I even started my application process, but I haven't seen this question before so I thought I'd ask. What year do Army Cadets usually go to Airborne school if they are selected? I'm a new cadet and will be starting school next week. I know it is based off of rank and who is most qualified, but how does one get selected? Also, I know that I have to pass my PFT among other thing before I receive book money/stipends. I have been weight lifting and running all summer, but my concern is that I am at sea level and my school is at about 5,000 feet, which will effect my run time. In the event that I do not pass it on the first try, when do they usually retest? I feel prepared for it and I can pass it at sea level. The push ups and sit ups are no problem, but the run is what I am concerned about. Thanks in advance.