2021 SNA acceptance rate

elijahh36

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Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knows the current acceptance rate for navy pilots in FY21/22 that are taking the OCS route. I tried searching air warriors as well as google for some info but everything I found is outdated. I did speak to some officer recruiters and they all told me that now is a good time to apply for SNA because the navy has a pilot shortage. I Would like to know if anyone has factual information (Specifically percentages) because I know that recruiters can be like car salesmen at times.
Thanks in advance and Fly Navy!
 

sheriffav8r

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The Navy has a pilot shortage right up until you enter the pipeline. And recruiters are just that; recruiters. I went the OCS route with a guaranteed pilot slot in the Corps way back in the stone age. You're either on a fast track with a firehose of information shoved down your throat or you're sitting on your hands for days or weeks waiting for the next class. My advice is to pursue a path but realize that there are almost an infinite number of outcomes. I feel the best attitude is to go into it with an open mind, but keep fighting for that one outcome you want. Have options available at every turn and try not to be disappointed. After TBS our group had a rather long lull in training. Some did nothing but muster every day and some took MOS courses that interested them. I went to Comm School and got that MOS as a backup. My bud (USNA grad) went to IOC and then Army Ranger school. A lot of the military is based strictly on timelines. If you show up one week early or late you may miss a portal (or make that portal). During your aviation selection week it may be 100% rotary wing or 100% transport. Not everyone gets lucky, yes lucky enough to be in the right spot for that jet slot. Needs of the military. The only thing you have total control over is the branch of service you're in. If you don't make it to pilot training, get your private license while you are on active duty. Reapply continuously. We had some guys come over from helos and other platforms to fly jets. Make the system force you to quit. Don't do it on your own. The last two sentences are, as my son hears all the time, "life lessons." Good luck and Fly Marines!
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elijahh36

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The Navy has a pilot shortage right up until you enter the pipeline. And recruiters are just that; recruiters. I went the OCS route with a guaranteed pilot slot in the Corps way back in the stone age. You're either on a fast track with a firehose of information shoved down your throat or you're sitting on your hands for days or weeks waiting for the next class. My advice is to pursue a path but realize that there are almost an infinite number of outcomes. I feel the best attitude is to go into it with an open mind, but keep fighting for that one outcome you want. Have options available at every turn and try not to be disappointed. After TBS our group had a rather long lull in training. Some did nothing but muster every day and some took MOS courses that interested them. I went to Comm School and got that MOS as a backup. My bud (USNA grad) went to IOC and then Army Ranger school. A lot of the military is based strictly on timelines. If you show up one week early or late you may miss a portal (or make that portal). During your aviation selection week it may be 100% rotary wing or 100% transport. Not everyone gets lucky, yes lucky enough to be in the right spot for that jet slot. Needs of the military. The only thing you have total control over is the branch of service you're in. If you don't make it to pilot training, get your private license while you are on active duty. Reapply continuously. We had some guys come over from helos and other platforms to fly jets. Make the system force you to quit. Don't do it on your own. The last two sentences are, as my son hears all the time, "life lessons." Good luck and Fly Marines!
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Thanks for the reply sheriffav8r, I honestly think I would have no problem flying any aircraft for the navy. I’m currently active duty navy looking to apply for SNA FY21/22 May 2021 board. I mainly wanted to know the acceptance rate/ chances of being selected for SNA for this board. I think quotas would have a big part to play in it but I don’t know the current quotas. I just recently took the ASTB for the second time and got some below average if not barely average scores (47 5/7/6) and have a 3.8 gpa. When I went to the Officer recruiters they made it seem like the navy is desperate and will take anyone that meets the minimum requirements. I guess I just want to know what my what my chances of being selected would be considering the pilot shortage. Fly Navy!
 

sheriffav8r

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Thanks for the reply sheriffav8r, I honestly think I would have no problem flying any aircraft for the navy. I’m currently active duty navy looking to apply for SNA FY21/22 May 2021 board. I mainly wanted to know the acceptance rate/ chances of being selected for SNA for this board. I think quotas would have a big part to play in it but I don’t know the current quotas. I just recently took the ASTB for the second time and got some below average if not barely average scores (47 5/7/6) and have a 3.8 gpa. When I went to the Officer recruiters they made it seem like the navy is desperate and will take anyone that meets the minimum requirements. I guess I just want to know what my what my chances of being selected would be considering the pilot shortage. Fly Navy!
Being active duty, you know the drill then. I'd say "go for it." If the recruiters are so sure, have them slap down a pilot guarantee contract for you...😎
 
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