NROTC pilot selection....

dan89

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I am stuck between the AFROTC and the NROTC and deciding which would be better for me. My goal is to be a pilot no matter which branch but I am not aware of the selection process through the NROTC for pilot training. I heard that pilot slots are awarded junior year in the AFROTC but I haven't been able to come across any information about the NROTC selection. Any input on pilot selection for either branch would be great!

-Dan
 

sealion

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You can try the discussion forum Airwarriors - its for Navy

http://www.airwarriors.com/forum/cmps_index.php

They discuss many aspects of pilot selection and training. I think most of the posters are active duty, prepping for aviation training or actually in training.

Maybe you can get some decent info there.

Sorry - I don't have any info at all for Air Force.
 

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I am stuck between the AFROTC and the NROTC and deciding which would be better for me. My goal is to be a pilot no matter which branch but I am not aware of the selection process through the NROTC for pilot training. I heard that pilot slots are awarded junior year in the AFROTC but I haven't been able to come across any information about the NROTC selection. Any input on pilot selection for either branch would be great!

-Dan
airwarriors.com is your best source i think. to summarize though, for navy you get to select aviation at the beginning of your senior year and hear back on it by early spring. you have to qualify though (ASTB, physically, medically). for marine corps, you can select even in your freshman year and in your sophomore year, you will get an aviation guarantee put in your file if you qualify at that point. as i was told by an nrotc CO, the marine corps is the only service that gives you such an aviation guarantee (for ROTCs).
 

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I understand your predicament, but you need to also look at the life. Let's assume in either track you will get a flying slot (good grades and command support is needed)...which lifestyle is more appealing to you?

I ask this because, what if you don't get a flying slot? Which service would you be happy in without flying? I am always the hope for the best, but expect the worst


You need to decide which uniform you want to wear when you take the oath, because I have said many times, The uniform comes first, the bag comes second!
 

dan89

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I understand your predicament, but you need to also look at the life. Let's assume in either track you will get a flying slot (good grades and command support is needed)...which lifestyle is more appealing to you?

I ask this because, what if you don't get a flying slot? Which service would you be happy in without flying? I am always the hope for the best, but expect the worst


You need to decide which uniform you want to wear when you take the oath, because I have said many times, The uniform comes first, the bag comes second!
That is also what I am deciding on, the navy appeals more to me because of the wide variety of jobs as an officer and also the travel aspect. (uniforms are the sharpest imo:cool:)


The Marine Corps pilot garuantee sounds awesome too but I think I'm a little too short(5'6").:frown:
 

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That is also what I am deciding on, the navy appeals more to me because of the wide variety of jobs as an officer and also the travel aspect. (uniforms are the sharpest imo:cool:)


The Marine Corps pilot garuantee sounds awesome too but I think I'm a little too short(5'6").:frown:
For the marine corps as a whole:
The minimum height requirement for males is 60" (5 feet even).
marine corps pilots have to meet the same standards on height as naval pilots since they have the same designator: "naval aviator"

5'6" is not too short. if you don't fit the requirement for navy, you won't for marine corps. sicne the rules are the same.

here are the anthro rules for the naval aviator designator- see NAVAIRINST 3710.9D under Navair Instructions at http://directives.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm

here are general anthro rules if you don't want to dig through 3710.9D:
Height restrictions:
62" - 78" (male) 58" - 78" (female) (Note: * applicants under 63" will not likely pass anthropometric measurements)

Anthropometric Measurement Requirements:
FOR MALE SNA:
1. Thumb-tip Reach FR: 29.5 inches or greater
2. Buttock Knee Length: greater than 22 inches, but less than 26.5 inches
3. Sitting Height: greater than 34 inches, but less than 38.8 inches
FOR FEMALE SNA:
1. Thumb-tip Reach FR: 29.5 inches or greater
2. Buttock Knee Length: greater than 22 inches, but less than 26.5 inches
3. Sitting Height: greater than 33.5 inches, but less than 38.8 inches
FOR SNFO (MALE OR FEMALE):
1. Thumb-tip Reach FR: 27.5 inches or greater
2. Buttock Knee Length: 20.5 inches or greater
3. Sitting Height: 32 inches or greater
The following guidelines give directions as far as height concerns. Generally an applicant between 66" and 74" will be compatible for all pipelines
if you want to know how to measure yourself to check if you meet these requirements, here is the explanation:
https://www.cnet.navy.mil/nascweb/anthro_/files/Measurement Manual draft.pdf

good luck!
 

dan89

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great thanks! knowing that opens up the doors of being a marine pilot through NROTC:thumb:
 
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