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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. U

    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...
  5. M

    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...
  6. M

    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...
  7. I

    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...
  8. F

    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...
  9. A

    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...
  10. A

    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...
  11. W

    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...
  12. P

    Essay Question

    As I write my admissions essays, I have a few questions regarding some of the content. For the first question, Why might a person wish to join the Coast Guard Academy? Besides the standard generalizations of free education, and a great career, I feel as if I can't give a lot of reasoning as to...
  13. C

    Is my PCSM competitive for 19OT01 Pilot

    Hi, Wondering if I can get some insight on how competitive I am for the next board date in January. I scored well on my AFOQT, Pilot 88, Nav 83, Acad Aptitude 95, Verbal 92, Quant 90. The TBAS was okay; the directional orientation was cake, the horizontal and vertical tracking was fine, and I...
  14. L

    Can an Engineering Degree Wait?

    I am a 4/c navy option midshipman and I am having second guesses about my mechanical engineering major. I am decent at the math, but am not particularly drawn into the upper division topics (statics, materials, thermals, blech). My reasons for choosing the major are more extrinsic and related...
  15. Z

    DoDMERB Status

    Hello, I'm in a bit of a unique situation and am really clueless when it comes to this but I has a single disqualification on my DoDMERB because I have ADHD. However, I take a prescription that basically makes me perfectly normal and my ADHD does not effect me. The situation is that I'm in...
  16. bford2112

    Does having a private pilot license mean anything to the Academy?

    I am currently working on my PPL and was wondering if this will help my application?
  17. L

    Marine Corps Fighter Pilot

    I will be enrolling in NROTC in the fall with the hopes of one day becoming a fighter pilot. Flying jets is my biggest motivation, but, I chose the Navy because, put simply, I would prefer working elsewear in the Navy than in the Air Force, and because I have an all around better impression of...
  18. M

    AFROTC/NROTC

    Hey I'm in high school and want to choose a jet pilot as a career path in the military, and I'm not sure whether to choose AFROTC or NROTC in college.If I want to get a pilot slot will it be more likely in the Air Force or the navy/Marines. Since I heard that the Air Force is getting more drone...
  19. P

    Advantageous to come in with flight training?

    With a few weeks still left before C/O 22 starts BCT, I was wondering if anyone has advice/an opinion on the pros and cons of coming into USAFA with a bit of flight training under someone's belt. Whether it is coming in with a PPL, sports license, or just a few flight hours to build a better...
  20. P

    USAFA Soaring IP How-To?

    I'm appointed to the class of 22 and there is not too long before the new class gets to I day. After looking at what opportunities I might want to take advantage of at USAFA, I think I want to try to become a soaring IP. I understand there are a few hard reqs. (Taking basic soaring during 3rd...
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