Air Force Reserve Pilot Slots

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Stephen23, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Stephen23

    Stephen23 New Member

    Mar 24, 2015
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    I'm a Senior AFROTC Cadet who just received a Pilot Training slot in February. I've always been interested in flying for the reserves, but have never inquired about it. I just got an email from my commander offering the opportunity to commission into the Air Force Reserve and compete to be a pilot with them. Now for the catch -I'd have to give up my Active Duty Pilot Training slot BEFORE I could compete for one in the Reserves.

    Does anyone know how hard up the Reserve is for Pilots? Essentially, I'm asking about how big of a risk I'd be taking if I gave up my AD Pilot Slot to compete again in the Reserves.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. AlphaAlphaSigma

    AlphaAlphaSigma Member

    Dec 7, 2013
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    The difference between AD and Reserves pilot selection is that in Reserves the unit selects the pilot. If there is an open pilot slot in a unit you will have a way better chance of getting a slot compared to a unit with no slots. For Reserves you essentially "rush" a unit to get a pilot slot. You go through an interview and if they want you you're in. It's much like a civilian job hunt where you are doing much of the work to find a place that would want you to be a pilot.
  3. Zero

    Zero Member

    Jul 23, 2014
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    Talk to your cadre, no more then 2-3 weeks ago my class (about to commission) was offered guaranteed reserve pilot slots, even those who were non rated could accept.
  4. mbitr

    mbitr Member

    Sep 28, 2012
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    I always suspected the Air Force was just one giant frat.

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