HFTP Funding

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  1. wipilotmama

    wipilotmama New Member

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    Has anyone received any information regarding the suspension of funding for the helicopter flight training program at UND. My DS is an Aviation and was hoping for an opportunity to receive helicopter training through this program. He is under the impression the program is "dead in the water," and very disappointed. If this is the case and he still majors in Aviation with a Helicopter concentration, would he still have a fair chance at branching to Aviation if his scores are high enough? or should he pursue other avenues? He really wants to fly and we are willing to try and help him figure it out but I want him to be realistic about the possibility of the program being reduced, reinstated, or possibly cut altogether.

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  2. Aglahad

    Aglahad Member

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    For the army major doesn't factor into branching unless you are nursing, engineer etc. A history major can go aviation if he/she chooses and their scores are high enough. I have heard of this program before but not for a while. Even then the slots were extremely limited (i.e. I never actually knew of anyone to get a slot). With funds being cut it would not surprise me if they got rid of it. Maybe suggest another major with more real world applicability such as Aeronautics or Aeronautical engineering because no branch even with ADSO is guaranteed (unless you are top 10%)
     
  3. Jcleppe

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    Aglahad,

    You have experience and good, if sometimes interesting advice and perspectives on things.

    Could you give us a little bit of your background, new cadets and applicants would love to know where you coming from.

    Are you currently in ROTC or have you graduated and commissioned.

    Your input is helpful to those just starting the process.

    Interesting take on LDAC by the way, echoed a lot of what my son had to say about it.
     
  4. Aglahad

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    Yes no problem. I am just an AROTC MS4 trying to help new cadets avoid the mistakes I made haha. I will commission into the medical field hopefully next year. Anything I state on here is just my opinion and of course there are a lot of other opinions that will counter mine. For new prospects I am here to try and portray an honest view of ROTC (and a future after the army) away from commercials and try to answer questions with the best of my ability. Yes, LDAC was an interesting experience to say the least and I am sure your son's experience differed little from mine.
     

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