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  1. Fill in the blanks: "In the [insert Military Branch], you're actually a ______ first, then a pilot second" and give me a reason why this is the case I've seen it on multiple posts here and there, decided I may want to try to coalesce these answers all together under one. For example, marketing tells me that going Warrant Officer Army Pilot all you'll do is fly helicopters. I find this a little too good to be true as with any leadership position there comes a bevy of staff duties to fulfill. Like making sure the fridge is stocked. For example: In the Marines, you're actually a rifleman first, a pilot second. Because "oo-rah kill". So let's hear it! What additional jobs/ responsibilities are thrown on you as a leader of the fine US military?
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    Pollen waivers?

    Hello, by chance is there a pollen allergy waivers to be a Navy aviator?
  3. Sorry if this has been covered before, but my prior search of the forums did not reveal much of what I'm about to ask. I'm a Navy Jet student who is facing a possible attrition down the road. Still in training, but seems probable as I'm just not getting carrier landings down cold and have grades on the verge as a result. I'm 28, had decent primary grades, and am interested in still flying for the military in some capacity if things don't work out here. Has anyone heard of any protocol regarding a Naval Aviator attrite or a DOR applying to the guard? Does attrition or DOR pretty much nuke any chances a guard unit or the Air Force Reserves would pick me up? And of course what of the age limits? Hate to turn this into a "What % chance" kind of question, but would like to at least know if it's remotely possible or just plane crazy talk. Again hope this wasn't covered in detail previously, otherwise my googlefu is obviously unsat.
  4. The unit is picking up a Navy O-3, now AF O-3, with prior Army enlisted time. AF major board this year. No AF OPR or training reports, won't have either before board. Their options?
  5. I'm currently a sophomore in college. I've wanted to be a pilot in the military since forever. I just want to here from you guys on how I've been able to set myself up so far. GPA: 3.52 Major: Aviation Flight Management PPL carrier and almost done with my instrument rating
  6. Hello All, Looking for some career advice. I'm a Midshipmen in Naval ROTC getting close to service selection. I need to choose between submarines and aviation. I am drawn to aviation because I want to be a fighter pilot--I love flying and it is hard to imagine a more interesting or exciting job than flying fighters in the US military. I have liked the personalities of most of the aviators I've met and I think I would enjoy and excel at aviation. Of course, there's no guarantee of fighters, and while the navy has other cool planes and helicopters, 10 years (flight school + 8) is a big part of my life to commit to the Navy without having much control over what I'll be doing or where I'll be. I am drawn to submarines because of the important missions they go on, having the opportunity to work with and lead some of the Navy's best and brightest sailors, and learning about the awesome engineering and nuclear technology. Submarines require only a 5 year commitment. Here's where it gets complicated. I have this crazy idea that I could be a submarine officer for 5 years, then get out (27 yrs old) and interview with ANG fighter units until I get picked up. Then I could get to do both and I'd even be more prepared for a civilian career outside of the guard with a submarine/engineering background. Does that plan make sense or do I sound like I'm nuts? Any thoughts or suggestions greatly appreciated--Thanks!
  7. 3 of 5 crew listed as "stable" http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/22/navy-helicopter-crashes-in-red-sea-5-onboard/
  8. So what is it? A UFO? The Russians? The Chinese? NOOOOPE. Buddy finishes our normal AR with the TACAMO's and they drop into STL for transition. Hilarity ensues. ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -A mysterious white plane drew plenty of attention Tuesday afternoon near Lambert Airport and nearby Maryland Heights. The low flying four engine plane came low over ranch style homes in Edmundson and prompted some to take photographs. Janice Marienau of the 43-hundred block of Beauty in Edmundson started to photograph the plane after it flew over her family’s home three times. Then she called FOX 2 News when calls to Lambert Airport and Scott Air Force Base in Illinois turned up no explanation. “We thought it was unusual because we thought why not Scott Air Force base, why not Mid America where they don’t have a lot of traffic,” Marienau said. The low flying plane raised even more questions when some military jets took off at Lambert. “I was telling my mom and my brother they were so low I think if somebody jumped out of it with a parachute they wouldn’t have had time to open,” she said. One of her photos, when enlarged, showed a U.S. Navy white star in a navy circle and the word Navy on the virtually all white plane. Navy Commander Ed McCabe cleared up the mystery. “It’s a strategic communications plane we use like a radio in the sky.” Pilots from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma were taking advantage of the good weather to do some training in the Mercury E6. Commercial as well as military airports serve as practice points for low approaches and touch and go, Cmdr. McCabe explained. “They need to see a variety of airports; the more fields a pilot sees, the better prepared he’ll be,” said McCabe. It’s routine training for new or experienced pilots that is all done with the permission of air traffic controllers at the airports. http://fox2now.com/2013/08/20/large-white-plane-flying-in-pattern-worries-some-in-st-louis/
  9. Hi there, I was wondering what the chances are for a Marine Corps Aviator to get a jet / tailhook slot during Primary Flight Training in Naval Flight School. Does anyone know how exactly Marine Corps / Navy select their slots. I know the Air Force has one drop night where everyone gets T-38 or T-1, but I'm unsure how Naval Flight School works. I found so much info about AFROTC and how exactly flight school works in the AF, but there isin't that much information about Naval Flight School, especially about how selection works. I know that with every UPT class there are at least a few T-38 drops available. So if you want one, you can really work hard to get it. But I'm a little worried that with the Marine Corps, there may not even be jet drops, but I have no idea and there is honestly no information available. So if anyone can help me out, I would really appreciate it. Thanks guys.
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