Here are my scores, as well as my interesting background.
Flight hours: 1300
Flight Ratings: PPL, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, ATP (ERJ 170/190 type rating)
College: 3.80 GPA, B.S. in Aviation Management, A.A.S. In Aviation Flight
LORs: PPL instructor, Retired navy captain, prior Civil Air Patrol Squadron commander
Volunteer work: Civil Air Patrol (Transport mission pilot, Billy Mitchell award recipient)
I was at Navy OCS last February with a pilot slot (SNA-Studnet naval aviator). I was there for about a month before I got discharged for 2 medical reasons. The first was eyesight due to astigmatism. I got PRK surgery March 2018 on my own dime and it’s been over a year, no complications. The other medical issue was my sitting height. I’m 6’3” with a sitting height of 39.4”. The navy has 4 aircraft pipelines; strike, E2/C2, helicopters, and Maritime. You needed to be eligible for a minimum of 2 of 4 pipelines, and my sitting height was too tall for the T45 goshawk, which canceled out the strike and E2/C2 pipelines, as well as the UH-57 which canceled out the helicopter track for me. Because I was only eligible for one pipeline (maritime) I could no longer be a student naval aviator. The base commander said I could choose any other naval officer job, such as SWO or Supply, but I decided to discharge and continue flight instructing to be a regional airline pilot, which is what I’m doing right now. I don’t know if this experience helps or hurts. It could help because it shows that I’m not giving up on becoming a military pilot, but it could hurt because I really want to serve and the interviewees might ask why I just didn’t do another naval officer job then.
I plan on taking the AFOQT over again, but I will be applying with my current scores and just see where it goes.