Avitop.com Tell a Friend
Bookmark
Advertising
F16 takeoff
spacer
AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com Avitop.com
 Buy Aircraft
 Cool Stuff
 Fighter Gallery
 Interactive F16
 Aviation Forum
 Aviation Top 1000
 N-Number Search
 Aviation Links


Incredible Adventures
Avitop.com Forums
Welcome to Aviation Forum Sign in | Join | Help
in Search  

How do I apply from China??

Last post 12-05-2007, 5:51 PM by raimius. 12 replies.
Sort Posts: Previous Next
  •  11-30-2007, 8:21 AM 4906

    How do I apply from China??

    I have a few questions here, so if you could answer them, that would be great.  


    1. Would I ever be required to fly or jump?

    2. Could I move of to get a bachelors degree or PhD?

    3. How do I apply if I was born in America, am an American citizen, but live in China?

     

  •  11-30-2007, 3:48 PM 4907 in reply to 4906

    Re: How do I apply from China??

    What is it you want to do?
  •  12-01-2007, 11:29 AM 4908 in reply to 4906

    Re: How do I apply from China??

    I want to apply to the Airforce Academy.
  •  12-01-2007, 3:40 PM 4909 in reply to 4906

    Re: How do I apply from China??

    Usually flying and parachute programs are entirely voluntary...and are competitive to get into.  Now, if you mean "will I be required to pilot an aircraft?" the answer is probably not.  If you mean, "Will I be required to fly somewhere?" the answer is yes. 

    The Academy is a college.  You will get your B.S. degree here.  There are several ways to get advanced degrees after graduation.

    I don't know the application process for US citizens in foreign countries, but you could contact admissions at this address or phone number to find out.

    HQ USAFA/RRS
    2304 Cadet Dr, Ste 200
    USAF Academy CO 80840
    1-800-443-9266
    fax: 719-333-3647
    rr_webmail@usafa.edu

  •  12-02-2007, 3:28 AM 4910 in reply to 4909

    Re: How do I apply from China??

    What if I did go on to the academy and graduated.  During my 5 years of service afterward, would I be required to fly aircrafts?  I don't mean fly in them. 

  •  12-02-2007, 10:44 PM 4913 in reply to 4910

    Re: How do I apply from China??

    Like I said earlier, pilot slots are competitive and there are usually more people that want them than actually qualify.  So, unless several hundred pilot wannabe's droped out, no.

    The "needs of the Air Force" reign supreme though.  If the AF decides that they NEED everyone qualified to be a pilot, guess what...  That is NOT likely to happen.

    Why exactly do you want to go to the Academy, if you don't wan't to be a pilot (considering over half of each class goes on to pilot training)?  That is kind of like going to MIT if you don't want to be an engineer.

  •  12-03-2007, 7:52 AM 4914 in reply to 4913

    Re: How do I apply from China??

    I think you miss understood me.  I have no problem with flying it's just not my top priority.  When I was little, I told my family I wanted to be a pilot and my brother said girls couldn't go to space. My dad sat us down and showed us the NASA website and the biographies of all the women astronauts. That really encouraged me to shot for the stars, literally.  I don’t have a problem with flying, I mean, I love it, and living in China, I have to fly all the time, but, its just not the first on my list.  As for jumping, I’ve never done it, and I’m a bit skeptical, but I’m always up for new things. 

  •  12-03-2007, 7:53 AM 4915 in reply to 4914

    Re: How do I apply from China??

    So who are you anyway?
  •  12-03-2007, 9:42 AM 4916 in reply to 4915

    Re: How do I apply from China??

    I am a second year cadet at USAFA.
  •  12-03-2007, 10:11 PM 4918 in reply to 4916

    Re: How do I apply from China??

    so why do you answer everyone's questions?
  •  12-04-2007, 9:13 PM 4922 in reply to 4918

    Re: How do I apply from China??

    Because I have some experience and a few connections, and because there aren't many other active posters here with USAF info.
  •  12-04-2007, 10:12 PM 4923 in reply to 4922

    Re: How do I apply from China??

    So what did you do in high school to set you apart from the other people applying to the academy?  Did you join any special groups or clubs?  I know it’s a good idea to be in boy/ girl scouts.

  •  12-05-2007, 5:51 PM 4924 in reply to 4923

    Re: How do I apply from China??

    I had a 3.95 GPA, a 34 ACT score, was an Eagle Scout (and a very active leader in my troop), Captained the Knowledge Bowl team at my school, played tennis, volunteered at my church, and did a few other little things.  My academics made up for my weakness in athletics, so I still made it into the academy.
View as RSS news feed in XML
Copyright©1998-2004 Avitop
Our Privacy Policy - Aviation
Powered by Community Server, by Telligent Systems