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    Why Fly?

    Hello, Which type of air craft you fly and why you chose that one (including what qualities you were looking for the helped you narrow down your decision to several options)? Also, if you don’t mind, why fly in the AF over Navy? Thank you.
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    Life Question!!!

    I'm currently in my freshman year of college and I'm transferring down to the big school this spring in order to finish out my Bachelors. I wan't to become a fighter pilot for the Air Force. I was thinking of joining ROTC at the big school cause the small affiliate school I attend doesn't offer...
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    Navy and Air force Careers Comparison

    Hi everyone! I have applied for the class of '25 for both USNA and USAFA in hopes of getting into either one in order to pursue a military career. I've taken quarantine to really look into all the career opportunities available to me after the academy in both branches. I think both academies...
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    AFROTC/NROTC - Careers out of Electrical Engineering

    I've searched this forum and found a lot of incredibly helpful peers and intuitive lines of questioning so I figured I'd shoot my own, Thank you for your time and consideration. I am currently 26 and enrolled at a local college, in order to transfer to one of my state colleges for Electrical...
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    Applicant with Pilots License

    First time poster because I finally registered after a few months of stalking ;) My son is currently a high school Junior, class of 2021. He just turned 17 yesterday, so he is starting the pre-application process soon. He has a very good GPA, but attends an extremely competitive school so his...
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    AFROTC waiver for an IEP, that has had little impact on my academics.

    Hey, sorry for another one of these questions, but I haven't found a forum regarding my question, so here I am. So I have an IEP, it's just for extra time in class and that's it. I haven't ever needed medication for it, and I haven't used the accommodations in a year. My high school GPA was a...
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    Should I go Navy or Air Force?

    I have been lucky to receive a direct appointment to USAFA for the class of 2024 and an offer to the Naval Academy Prep School. The extra year at NAPS is not a factor in my decision. I would love to go to either academy, so I am basing my decision on what I will do in the Navy or Air Force after...
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    Naval Aviators?

    Coast Guard pilots/aviators do earn their "wings of gold," so I am told. Are they considered "naval aviators" in the way that Navy and USMC pilots are? I've heard that they are considered "maritime aviators" from this forum before. From what I understand, Coast Guard pilots conduct ship...
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    PLC & AFROTC

    I am a HS senior and I want to fly in the military. To keep things simple I know that the Marine Corps has PLC and you can get a guaranteed aviation contract. I also know it is possible to get selected as a pilot with AFROTC. Is it possible to be in both at the same time and choose one before I...
  10. benfoster0

    Any USAFA Grads Who Became Fighter Pilots?

    I'm a junior in high school beginning my application process to USAFA. My goal is to become a fighter pilot for the USAF. I wanted to know what the process is like to become a fighter pilot (or USAF pilot in general) upon graduation of the academy. Also, I had questions about my "resume" and...
  11. Enlisted_Programmer

    Mistake or Awesome Tangent to Pilot

    So I was an idiot (own words) to think I'd never regret not doing my rated physical at USAFA. I've always seemed to have a different path than others who end up on the same road though. So my situation is below. If any cadets are at USAFA reading this, do the rated physical! They will not force...
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    AFOQT Scores

    I am a pilot hopeful in the class of 2022. As of now I'm ranked high enough to be competitive for an ENJJPT slot but my afoqt scores were pretty awful: Pilot: 31 Navigator: 21 Ac. Apt: 55 Verbal: 35 Quantitative: 75 I'm above the minimums at least, but I grossly underestimated how much time...
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    Advice/Thoughts/Negative Advice-ROTC

    So, first and foremost, Hello to all who will be reading this post. This post is pretty much about my story and thoughts on what anyone thinks. To start, I must remind you all that nobody is perfect and we all have made decisions that we are not proud of, but to contradict that statement, I do...
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    Best ROTC route for becoming a fighter pilot? (AFROTC VS NROTC)

    Hi, I plan on doing ROTC and really have my heart set on fighters, so I'm wondering if NROTC is a better choice to ensure a fighter slot because of the limited number of heavies the navy has? My understanding after talking with a family friend was that doing AFROTC will increase my chances of...
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    Did I miss the chance to go rated?

    I'm a 300 level (Junior in college) cadet in AFROTC. I graduated field training in the top 3rd with a rated slot but ultimately told my commander that I wanted to do engineering so I didn't actually go for a rated position. As rated boards are coming out, I am regretting not going for it. While...
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    What to do until EAD? AFROTC

    I'm a senior in Air Force ROTC, and I'm commissioning this upcoming May 2019. I got a pilot slot which is very exciting of course, but my EAD isn't until March 2020, so I have 10 months to fill, and I have no idea what to do until that date. I've been applying for jobs and all that, but it's not...
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    F-35 available from UPT after T38?

    Hello, so I just graduated, commissioned, got my pilot slot, passed flight physical, got my security clearance and am now waiting to EAD. I got two questions, One: I am curious if by the time I go to UPT (presumably starting the summer of 2019) will I be able to track F-35/F-22 directly? Or...
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    Marine PLC Aviation Contract VS AFROTC

    I would like to be a pilot in the military. I will be starting at a university in a few months and I am trying to weigh my options. I am quite interested in AFROTC, but, I don't like the uncertainty of getting a pilot slot. A few weeks ago I found out about the Guaranteed pilot slot through USMC...
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    Aerospace Engineering

    Hello, I am a high school junior and am going to be applying to USAFA and USNA. I would like to major in aerospace engineering and was wondering which academy has a better aerospace engineering program. Also, I was wondering what types of jobs a cadet majoring in aerospace engineering...
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    NROTC and AFROTC Majors and Pilot Slots

    I have decided to go to NROTC as a Computer Science and Engineering major at a large midwestern university with hopes of getting a pilot slot upon graduation. I decided to go with this program instead of AFROTC because the Navy has jobs that I find more interesting in the event that I do not...
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