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Becoming an Airforce Pilot

Last post 05-17-2007, 1:43 AM by Mikef-22. 2 replies.
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  •  05-16-2007, 11:34 AM 4303

    Becoming an Airforce Pilot


    I'm new to the forum. I have some questions regarding te Air Force.

    First off, I live in the UK - I'm a dual US/UK citizen and have lived in the UK since the age of six. I am now fifteen. I don't see myself joining the RAF, it has always been the USAF for me.

    I am wondering what steps I should take to becoming a USAF pilot as I am in the UK. Can it be done from here or will I have to go to America?

    I know most of the requirements (High fitness level, good eyesight, good grades etc) - I play basketball to a very high level here: I don't know if that will help. I have wanted this career since I can remember - I used to see all the F-15's/F-16's fly past my house in America, and I still do. I live near an American run base called RAF Fairford.

    If anyone can help me and suggest some steps I should take to accomplish this dream I will be most greatful. And I am open to moving to the USA again for this, wether it be for ROTC or one of the Air Force Academies.


    I look forward to a response.

    Michael Farage

  •  05-16-2007, 2:09 PM 4304 in reply to 4303

    Re: Becoming an Airforce Pilot

    Honestly, I have no idea how dual citizenship would affect you.  Your best bet would be to look at www.academyadmissions.com or www.afrotc.com.  If info is not on there, those sites have contact numbers and e-mails.

    You will need to move to the US, because all the ROTC detachments and the Academy (there is only one US Air Force Academy) are in the US.

    It is good that you are thinking about this early, because there may be problems with having dual citizenship.  You may be required to renounce your UK citizenship, but I do not know those regulations, so that is a complete guess.

    Some other resources you might find helpful are www.serviceacademyforums.com  www.forums.military.com and www.talk.collegeconfidential.com (Service academy sub-forum)  There are a lot of knowledgeable people on those sites.

  •  05-17-2007, 1:43 AM 4305 in reply to 4304

    Re: Becoming an Airforce Pilot

    Thanks for the new information. I checked the ROTC and USAFA websites but it wont let me send the emails because I am non US. I asked my mom if I could phone up but she said the phone call prices would be too expensive.



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