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  1. M

    Age requirements

    Hello, so I just found out about the Academy and was wondering how the age requirements worked. I am twenty two with one semester of community college, can you seriously not get in if your not already a freshman by your 22nd birthday? I could totally understand the 26 yr old scenario and being...
  2. S

    Navy or Air Force Pilot with Engineering degree?

    I am a rising senior studying Aerospace Engineering (grad May 2022), and in a 5 year program where I will graduate with a master's in Aerospace Engineering in May 2023. I am not in ROTC so I will have to either do OTS or OCS. I also have a private pilot's license and around 200 hours. I have had...
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    How close to th action are pilots?

    Hello! I'm trying to decide between USAFA and USNA (a good problem to have, but an incredibly difficult decision) and wanted to get some experienced input on how close to the action I would be as a pilot in the Navy. And, well, what are my chances of being selected for a pilot slot? I'm leaning...
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    How close to the action/excitement are you in AF?

    Hello all! I'm trying to decide between USAFA and USNA, and wanted to ask: how close to the action are you in the AF? Are there many exciting missions, or is it a lot of training and transport missions? I'd really appreciate some responses from both those with experience with heavies and...
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    Does college choice effect chances at a rated AFSC

    I'm currently a senior in high school and have already started receiving some of my college decisions. I was looking into how to become a pilot and obviously one of the factors is my GPA in college. Assuming all other things equal, why would I choose to go to a more difficult college when I can...
  6. FØB Zero

    Pilot slot competitiveness

    Are there more slots available through USAFA or AFROTC route? Would like to check here.
  7. FØB Zero

    Squadron Life After Grad for Pilots

    Howdy, I am planning on applying to USAFA/USNA/NROTC. I looked up a lot of info on career after grad, but couldn’t find a lot on the relationships between officers and enlisted personnel and between squadrons in general. How is leadership relevant/used when a pilot? On a daily basis? During...
  8. FØB Zero

    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.
  9. M

    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...
  10. CB2515

    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...
  11. I

    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...
  12. B

    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...
  13. D

    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...
  14. P

    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...
  15. K

    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...
  17. BBF2003

    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...
  18. 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...
  19. B

    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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