- Dec 12, 2016
So, I've been thinking about this for a while. I'm a freshman in high school thinking of applying for the Academy in hopes of becoming a naval aviator. If I do get a letter back, I want to make sure this is the right decision. I heard the F-35 is going to be the last manned aircraft in the Navy. Is this true? If so, assuming I got accepted into the program, and passed, would I have more of a chance of getting assigned to a UAV rather than a fighter like the F-35? Or is that just for enlisted? If I do make it through, I want to make sure I get anything but a UAV, but I'm skeptical... Based on the influx of UAVs right now, and apparently the last manned aircraft for the Navy, what are my odds of not getting an unmanned vehicle? Anyone have an idea if by the time I graduate from the Academy (assuming I get in and graduate), I'll have a very high chance of getting assigned a UAV?