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JGreenbaum

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  1. I've actually spoken to many pilots in the military about their job and decided that that is the best route for me or what I would prefer the most. The goal is to become a fighter pilot, however, if I got something else i don't think I'd cry about it. You only live once, so you gotta make the best of what's given to you. Thanks for the response.
  2. Thanks for the tip. Are you familiar with how long flight school takes to become a regional pilot? I know the costs etc but don't know the length of total training. My backup may be to go through the full flight training in college (all 4 years) to obtain the ratings required to go regional. If the ANG falls through I'll already have my ratings and will just need the flight time to join a regional. Plus, the extra ratings may look good on my ANG app hopefully. I have a huge passion for aviation and I couldn't see myself doing any other job.
  3. Got it, I'll be sure to obtain a PPL. Do you know anything about the life of being a guard pilot? Thanks for the response.
  4. Thanks for the response! So your advice would be to go ANG/AFR? Let's say I get my PPL and get the grades in college, is there any other way to beef my application to get hired by a fighter unit? I'm friends with a Lieutenant Colonel in the AF who could give me a letter of recommendation: would that make me stand out from others and greatly increase my chances you think? I don't know much about the ANG/AFR...heard they get minimal flight time, but I'd get to also start an airline job too right? If I joined a guard unit, how do I fly for an airline because the only rating I'd have is a PPL and no multi-engine or commercial rating so I don't understand that. Thanks for the help.
  5. I'm currently a junior and high school and I've had the eagerness to become a fighter pilot since I can remember. A little bit about me: weighted 4.5 GPA, soccer for all 3 years so far including have been captain of my team, involved in student body leadership, top 10% of my class, and plenty of community service. My question is what is the best way for me to become a fighter pilot? I know currently there is a shortage of fighter pilots in the air force, but a navy pilot has told me that if I took the navy route I'd have a higher chance at fighters because that's mainly what the navy flies. Is that true? Should I go OCS, ROTC, or try to go to an Academy? If I got a ROTC scholarship should I take that route? Would having a PPL be something I should do or should I wait because the military has their way of training pilots? If I went ANG I know I'd be guaranteed fighters and a base, but I'd imagine the competition for a spot at a base would be hard coming from civilian life, no? Would it be better to go ANG or active? I know there is a difference between the lifestyle of an air force pilot and navy pilot but I would do either. Any response is greatly appreciated.
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