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Pensacola Instructor Pilots

Discussion in 'Life After the Academy' started by SamAca10, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. SamAca10

    SamAca10 5-Year Member

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    Are the instructor pilots at pensacola only Navy officers? Or do they have marine corps and coast guard aviators as well?
     
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    FallenAngel77 5-Year Member

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    This is dated information (32 years) but there were numerous Marine instructor pilots. I don't remember any Coast Guard instructors. I certainly never flew with one in the almost two years (lots of delays due to blockages in the pipeline) I was in flight school .
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Just asked my classmate who's at flight school right now. Yep, there are Coast Guard instructors too. So, there are Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine flight instructors.
     
  4. kp2001

    kp2001 10-Year Member

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    And Air Force as well I believe. (there's even an Air Force Flight Surgeon stationed at Whiting...as of 2yrs ago anyway)
     
  5. SamAca10

    SamAca10 5-Year Member

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    Thanks for all of the info guys! Are the Instructor Pilots typically fixed wing or could I still be an instructor pilot if I was a rotary wing pilot?
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Rotary and fixed wing.

    Remember Sam, at some point you actually have to be assigned to Coast Guard units...

    Want to go on exchange, want to be in instructor at Naval Flight School....


    I had classmates who were assigned to Navy ships, and enjoyed some of the people they worked with, but were very happy to return to the Coast Guard.

    Don't be too excited to taste all of the services out until you spend a nice chunk of time figuring out your own, you'll appreciate it more.
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    not a call out Sam, these are good questions! Keep thinking about all of the possibilities out there for you!
     
  8. kp2001

    kp2001 10-Year Member

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    The instructors in the VT's (primary flight school) are a mixed bag of rotary wing and fixed wing pilots. I found the rotary wing guys to be the most fun to fly with.

    At advanced (HT's) (helo's) they are all rotary wing pilots.
     
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    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    Of course they were more fun.
     
  10. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    Hey, it's not my fault being a fixed-wing pilot is boring. 50' and below is where the good stuff happens.
     

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