OTS pilot slot chances

Discussion in 'OTS/OCS/PLC' started by louis123, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. louis123

    louis123 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Good evening everyone,
    I am trying to get either OTS slot in USAF or OCS in navy. I want to be a pilot and since getting a slot is extremely competitive, I am trying my luck for both branches
    Stats
    - 23 years old, 5'9 height
    - Bachelors in Health Sciences with two minors ( Math, Arabic)
    - Top of my class summa cumme laude (3.92 overall GPA, 3.75 science)
    - bilingual in Arabic
    - 3 years of aviation experience ( Ramp agent, airline dispatcher) no flying I know!!!
    - although I don't have a technical degree, I have a lot of science classes under my belt ( calc1,calc 2, calc 3, phy 1, phy 2, gen chem 1, gen chem 2, ochem 1, ochem 2, bio.............)

    Pros
    I can't think of any beside my GPA and language skills.

    Cons
    - Less available slots due to many being reserved for academy (both AF and Navy). In addition, many being taken by ROTC's and I have to compete for whatever is left ( OTS or OCS.)
    - Although I have taken a lot of science classes, my degree is still not technical.
    - No private license or flight hours.

    I have taken ASTB ( I aced it) and currently studying for the AFOQT. I know my disadvantages but I want a know what are my chances of getting a pilot slot in either branch. I spoke to both recruiters (Navy, AF) an no one is giving me a clear answer or indication about my chances.

    Thanks everyone!!!!
     
  2. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator 10-Year Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,287
    Likes Received:
    1,255
    Without flight hours and probably a PPL your chances for the AF are slim. You are young enough not to have to worry about age limits yet, so if you really want a pilot slot get going on the flight hours.

    Head over to the BaseOps website and start reading everything you can there about getting a flight slot.

    Stealth_81
     
    mascara_mom likes this.
  3. louis123

    louis123 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you for your respond,
    Do you think my chances would still be low assuming I score high in AFOQT
    Thanks again
     
  4. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator 10-Year Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,287
    Likes Received:
    1,255
    A great AFOQT score will certainly help, but your competition for a spot is still likely to have a PPL.

    Stealth_81