Any military pilots here?
I have a pressing question to ask.
I'm a military aviator, send it
Why haven't you gone AWOL and blown up the Kaaba in Mecca?
You do realize that within 25 years, Muslims will gain control of the nuclear weapons in France and the UK? Their lack of self-preservation instinct means they WILL use them.
Blowing up the Kaaba is the only way to kill political correctness via the ensuing chimpout and force western leaders to deport the Muslims attempting to replace us.
T-6s, T-38s?, T-1s? Where you out of?
>Implying you can't get more with a gun than you can with diplomacy
You guys do ROTC or anything like that to get flight slots? I turned down air force scholarship thinking I wasnt interested in military aviation, but now i'm regretting it.
Dont know how fucked I am though without those guaranteed flight slots. Aeronautics major. good GPA, just need help to limit my chances of 10 year contract watching screens instead of flying.
done. have instrument rating too
can do, most ones I actually know were army officers, if that matters.
this all submitted with an officer sponser when you originally sign up?
This is false.
In flight school you get separated into three tracks after you finish the introductory courses-
Tailhook is F/A-18 E/F, EA-18G, and E2/C2, and eventually F-35C. The #1 guy in the class gets it if he asks for it, and somewhere between 10-25% of each class will get tailhook.
About 50% of the class will go Helo (Rotary), which is MH-60R/S, MH53, and MV-22. There are more helo airframes in the Navy than there are jets.
The last 25% of the class will go Maritime, which is P-3C and P-8A.
Google "Navy Quality Spread". The guys in flight school almost all go in wanting jets, but the lifestyle isn't for everyone. Your arthos (height/weight of limbs, etc) limit airframes, and then you have to have 'Jet Grades", which means certain grades in certain classes.
Helo bubbas are way more laid back than fighter jocks. Maritime boys get to go home after they fly, and they also get a "per diem" of pay since they deploy to land bases around the world. They also can get snacks and poop on their plane.
Hey man, Im in school wanting to be a pilot when Im done, I have a 3.2 at the moment, what did you go to school for? Did you go to college and then to ocs and ots or did you go the naval academy? How competitive is it in your opinion to be a pilot in the navy at the moment?
>tfw put pilot first in service selection
>tfw got nuke drafted
Such is life in NROTC. I have a hypothesis that Computer Science majors get nuke drafted no matter what.
>My buddy last year got nuke drafted, got all 8s on the ASTB, 3.5 GPA
>Buddy year before that got nuke drafted, all 8s on the ASTB, 2.75 GPA
>be me, get all 7s on ASTB, 3.3 GPA, get nuke drafted
Shoulda stayed a ele. eng. major.
Pretty close, but some things have changed within the last 12 months or so.
Selections out of Primary are now:
1) Strike (Jets)
4) Maritime (P3/8s)
MV-22 is a while from coming online, no one out of Primary is getting those unless you're a Marine.
As far as community stereotypes, I've met helo guys who are system nazis, jet guys who are as bro as fuck, and every one in between. The whole overriding community personality is overblown IMO. It's more squadron dependent.
3.9. might be able to get it to 4.0, since there was some fuckery with half percentage points, and the professor is pretty chill.
got a 95 on the ASVAB too. I have a decent job civilian wise lined up, just seriously not feeling the corporate vibe after the internship.
Is it true C-2 is one of the best gigs in Navy Air? Conversely E-2 is the worst?
Sorry to hear about your predicament. Can you just fail the technical interview with the nuke admiral?
Not sure of what exact question I expected but I really did not expect this one.
I have not done it because I enjoy my job and life. I also would get shot down within 30secs of breaching their airspace.
thread hijacked for more useful purpose.
anyone know the process by going in through talking to recruiter rather than ROTC? emailed local recruiting office guys twice now and no response.
Yes, also could whoever answers be super specific? That would be badass! I just want someone to explain the process so I know what to do when I get to that point and hopefully be successful. Also thanks in advance to anyone who is cool enough to answer our noob ass questions.
I thank God that I have a pretty good chance of getting a slot if I work decently hard
too late, getting degree after only 3 years, and already spoke to ROTC rep, wants me to stay till 2017/2018. not staying another 2 years for no reason.
trying to find officer sponsor but like I said, no response from 2 offices.
should've just gone to academy, but didn't realize how much i'd rather fly than make money.
>They also can get snacks and poop on their plane.
Its against the code to poop on the plane. In fact there was this girl on one of our aircrews who did it all of the time, and they called her the enigma because of it.
Is this similar for Marines?
I plan on doing NROTC Marine Option and going for a pilot slot.
What should I do to maximize my chances of becoming a pilot in the Marines?
Keep in mind I still have 4 years of college so plenty of time to prepare.
Also, does anyone know how hard it is to get a scholarship for Marine option?
I'm pretty smart so I should have a 4.0 by the time I transfer to Davis/Berkeley, and my physical standards should definitely be very good in two years. Is this enough?
through ROTC you can guarantee flight slots by having good grades and doing well in your detachment, im pretty sure.
Just make sure you can make good marks on the marine APFT, and if youre ROTC, youre goign to be working out regularly anyway.
I did AFROTC
There's no guaranteed flight slot. Everyone has to compete. AFROTC and USAFA compete on the same level. All pilot slots are now awarded via population. So basically ROTC gets statistically more because there are more ROTC cadets in total as opposed to just throwing tons at the air force academy for no real justified reason.
>Turned down a USAF scholarship
That was fucking stupid
Literally 100% incorrect. A majority of USAF pilots go in without a PPL. Commissioning sources don't care about flight experience when allocating non ENJJPT pilot slots. They only care about what comes from your commander/TBAS/AFOQT/PT scores/GPA/Degree(sometimes)
got offered a better one out of state to do degree I actually liked. Air force only wanted me to be an electrical or chemical engineer, etc, which I had 0 interest.
didn't know making better money in a civ job was actually boring as fuck and a lifeless existence. all comes down to I didn't know then what I know now, unfortunately.
dont they allocate you based on your status in training? PPL can help me stand out since i know most of the info already.
>They only care about what comes from your commander/TBAS/AFOQT/PT
So volunteering and letters of rec arent that important? I doubt i'll have trouble with the tests
Found the economic illiterate. Not surprising since you are pretty well-known on this board as a moron. Every increase in price on [oil sold by ME countries to Europe] will be paralleled by an equivalent price increase on oil traded in the Americas.