My son is a candidate for the AF Academy class of 2011 and we are in the difficult stage of waiting to see if he makes the cut. He is a student at a private Christian school, the same school that the current Wing Commander, Hunter Grunden, graduated from. He has solid grades, scored 660 on his math and 690 on the verbal SAT's, earned district honors in football, and has already received a congressional nomination. His liaision officer said that his chances are 50/50 because he is not pilot qualified (eyesight is not 20/20) and the pool for non-pilot candidates is tougher to get through. Because he works after school and his small school does not offer much in extra-curricualr activities, his opportunities to display leadership skills has been limited. In addition to church volunteer work, he is tutoring home-schooled students and is working with a local organization that raises money to fly overseas military personnel home commercially. Any advice on what else can be done to improve his chances?