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A 26 year old story ...

  •  07-21-2006, 9:39 PM

    A 26 year old story ...

    Hello,  I'm posting here to share what I understand (so far) about becoming a military aviator and to get some feedback from some of the experienced pilots that post here.

    Mainly, I want to know if I can still become a fighter/bomber/recon pilot.  I just turned 26 years old, have a B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning with a minor in Geography.  My college GPA is 3.2.  My health and eyesight are good; 6'0" 170lbs.  I graduated school a few years ago, but am realizing sitting behind a desk is not for me.  I've always wanted to be a pilot, and if its still an option for me through the armed forces, please let me know. 

    This is what I understand of the Air Force:  enlist, goto OTS (because I already have a degree and need a commission), then ???.  At what point can I earn a flight slot?  I've read that only a few pilots each year are given a slot from OTS, as the academy and ROTC get first selections...?

    HERE IS THE MAIN QUESTION:  As a 26 yr.old with no prior flight experience, is flying a jet in the military an option for me?  If so, what branch/ road to the cockpit do you suggest?

    - Jason "Hempdiddy" Hempel
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