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  • Re: Behind Enemy Lines

    It broke apart perfectly because that's simply how the Hollywood producers scripted it.&nbsp; That was a good movie, but that scene was pretty unrealistic.
    Posted to Tactics (Forum) by milpilot on November 7, 2010
  • Re: G-Force, Please Read

    All Air Force pilots must prove themselves in a controlled environment first. You receive training on how to properly ''G strain'' to keep the blood in your head which will keep you from blacking out (losing vision) or worse, GLOC (Gravity-induced Loss of Consciousness). This training is done in a centrifuge that spins incredibly fast to place you ...
    Posted to Questions about the F-16 (Forum) by milpilot on November 4, 2010
  • Re: wire frame on jet fighter canopy...

    The wire is actually a detonation chord.&nbsp; During the ejection sequence, the chord fractures the canopy allowing the pilot to safely eject through it.&nbsp; Some jets, like the F-16, don't have detonation chords and have to blow the canopy completely off first before the seat can safely eject from the aircraft. &nbsp;
    Posted to Questions/Comments to Avitop.com (Forum) by milpilot on November 4, 2010
  • Re: Can I be a fighter pilot?

    Another option everyone forgets is the Air National Guard or AF Reserves.&nbsp; If one ANG unit won't hire you,&nbsp;you can still apply to every other one that interests you.&nbsp; Keep applying and you'll always have a chance.&nbsp; One more thing to remember is that almost everything is waiverable.&nbsp; This is very true.&nbsp; If an ANG or ...
    Posted to How to become a Military Pilot (Forum) by milpilot on October 30, 2010
  • Re: Military pilot options

    Don't forget the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve options.&nbsp; These routes allow you to secure a pilot slot before you actually make any commitment.&nbsp; And many ANG or AFRC pilots fly full time, just like active duty Air Force. Ryan
    Posted to How to become a Military Pilot (Forum) by milpilot on October 30, 2010
  • Re: What will increase my chances of becoming a pilot?

    One additional requirement for fighter pilots is the ability to pass centrifuge training.&nbsp; Depending on which fighter you are going to fly, you may need to demonstrate that you can properly withstand up to 9 Gs for a sustained period of time.&nbsp; There is also a FACT (Fighter Aircrew Conditioning Test) that all fighter pilots must ...
    Posted to How to become a Military Pilot (Forum) by milpilot on October 30, 2010
  • Air Force Pilot Reveals Insights to Becoming Pilot

    Here is a great resource for increasing your chances to become an Air Force pilot.&nbsp; It is a tell-all book written by a current AF pilot that reveals insights that you will never hear from any AF recruiter.&nbsp; Becoming a pilot in the AF is very competetive and this could provide the nugget of insider information that sets you apart. Check it
    Posted to How to become a Military Pilot (Forum) by milpilot on October 15, 2010
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