NROTC pilot selection....

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  1. dan89

    dan89 New Member

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    I am stuck between the AFROTC and the NROTC and deciding which would be better for me. My goal is to be a pilot no matter which branch but I am not aware of the selection process through the NROTC for pilot training. I heard that pilot slots are awarded junior year in the AFROTC but I haven't been able to come across any information about the NROTC selection. Any input on pilot selection for either branch would be great!

    -Dan
     
  2. sealion

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    You can try the discussion forum Airwarriors - its for Navy

    http://www.airwarriors.com/forum/cmps_index.php

    They discuss many aspects of pilot selection and training. I think most of the posters are active duty, prepping for aviation training or actually in training.

    Maybe you can get some decent info there.

    Sorry - I don't have any info at all for Air Force.
     
  3. VMINROTChopeful

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    airwarriors.com is your best source i think. to summarize though, for navy you get to select aviation at the beginning of your senior year and hear back on it by early spring. you have to qualify though (ASTB, physically, medically). for marine corps, you can select even in your freshman year and in your sophomore year, you will get an aviation guarantee put in your file if you qualify at that point. as i was told by an nrotc CO, the marine corps is the only service that gives you such an aviation guarantee (for ROTCs).
     
  4. Pima

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    I understand your predicament, but you need to also look at the life. Let's assume in either track you will get a flying slot (good grades and command support is needed)...which lifestyle is more appealing to you?

    I ask this because, what if you don't get a flying slot? Which service would you be happy in without flying? I am always the hope for the best, but expect the worst


    You need to decide which uniform you want to wear when you take the oath, because I have said many times, The uniform comes first, the bag comes second!
     
  5. dan89

    dan89 New Member

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    That is also what I am deciding on, the navy appeals more to me because of the wide variety of jobs as an officer and also the travel aspect. (uniforms are the sharpest imo:cool:)


    The Marine Corps pilot garuantee sounds awesome too but I think I'm a little too short(5'6").:frown:
     
  6. VMINROTChopeful

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    For the marine corps as a whole:
    marine corps pilots have to meet the same standards on height as naval pilots since they have the same designator: "naval aviator"

    5'6" is not too short. if you don't fit the requirement for navy, you won't for marine corps. sicne the rules are the same.

    here are the anthro rules for the naval aviator designator- see NAVAIRINST 3710.9D under Navair Instructions at http://directives.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm

    here are general anthro rules if you don't want to dig through 3710.9D:
    if you want to know how to measure yourself to check if you meet these requirements, here is the explanation:
    https://www.cnet.navy.mil/nascweb/anthro_/files/Measurement Manual draft.pdf

    good luck!
     
  7. dan89

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    great thanks! knowing that opens up the doors of being a marine pilot through NROTC:thumb:
     

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