Hi, ... i'm a prospective USAFA cadet and stumbled on a link for these forums on avitop. Currently, i'm just completely the first quarter of my junior year in high school and have just decided my goal is to be selected for an appointment from the USAFA. I have ALOT of questions! The first, and important question is- what should I be doing now? I'm a CAP cadet, and getting a PPL... at school im the chapel assistant, an executive band member (for our percussion section), and a mentor. Im planning on joining the V-soccer team next season. I will also be honest with everyone. My grades that last two years were'nt to great, so I decided to get serious and now have a tutor and am going all-out with my academics. My private school does have a much tougher curriculum, but I still want to aim for all A's. The classes I am in right now include physics, electronics, & AGB2 so its not like im taking sub-par classes or anything. Another important question is- how do I get an ALO? I have tried to find information but ended up with no results. Do I have to contact the USAFA? Im also going to talk to my CAP commander about this. By the way, not having 20/20 vision will not disqualify you from any pilot opportunities. I have 20/200- correctable to 20/20 (which is what really matters) and my diop +/- is well in standards. Waivers for this are becoming more lax. DONT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, but I even read on baseops.net that the AF is finally allowing LASIK instead of PRK for fighter pilots- this is not fact... but anyway- what does this have to do with anything with the USAFA? UPT is not until after you graduate and thats when you should be worried about getting a waiver- if you even need one. Reason im bringing this up is becuase I read a thread on here with a guy who couldnt get in some "pilot pool" thing and therefore had a 50/50 chance of getting into the academy. I'm not saying I know more then others here, im just kind of confused. Anyways! Im planning on staying here for a while and lookin' forward to enjoying it! Thanks.