Requirments to Become A Marine Corps Pilot

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  1. AquaRain_2009

    AquaRain_2009 Member

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    I was wondering what they physical requirments are to become a Marine Corps Pilot and if they were specific to the type of aircraft you were assigned to fly? (Rotary or Fixed Wing)
     
  2. NYRower182

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    I know theres a height and wight standard. What it is, I do not know.
     
  3. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    If you are talking physical requirements, then yes and yes.

    There are more requirements than could be listed here; however, there are also numerous waivers that can be involved.

    Google Naval Aerospace Medical Institute and then look for the "waiver guide" to give you a good idea of what all might be involved.

    Basic big hitters;
    1)Intact color vision
    2)Intact depth perception
    3)20/40 or better (can get PRK waiver, LASIK probably coming in near future)
    4)No recurrent medical problems
    5)and tons of other stuff.
     
  4. em3nuketype

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    I strongly recommend taking the time and doing some research on the physical requirements on your own. Its called initiative, and its something that will be expected of you in the future. The Marine Corps official websites have all the requirements spelled out in an outline form for you. You could have searched for "regulations+marine+aviatior+physical" in google and found tons of references to specific regs. You could have gone to marineocs.com (which surely you would have found if you did any real research on this before coming here asking for someone to find the answer for you,) where plenty of people have been asked and have answered this question before. Seriously, take some initiative, and dig around a bit before you ask someone else for the answer.

    (And while I may be having a bad day, my response is not unique to the sort of responses you'll get during your time in the military in general, let alone the Officer Corps. So if it bothers you, grow a thicker skin... and improve your GoogleFu)
     
  5. wannabe2013

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    If you get an honor offense while here you are screwed. Too much conduct and you're in trouble. Not in shape and you might have a problem.
    The Marines are selective. They will turn people away if they don't want them. Most of the others will just fill their quota and be happy.
     

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