Do you think i have what it takes to be a USAF Fighter Pilot? and is this a good plan to approach that goal?
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July 18, 2019 / By Annabel Question:
Right now I am a senior in high school. My freshmen and sophomore I went to public high school. The district I was in was the lowest district in testing in the whole state of Washington. My dad pulled me out (because I had teachers who called in sick 2 days a week and we out (because I had teachers who called in sick 2 days a week and we never learned anything) and my junior year I went to Catholic school. It was great, teachers helped me, I stayed an hour after school and came 30 min early every morning to get help, and then my dad couldnt make the payments so I am now finishing up my senior year at another public high school. So my goal in life is to be a United States Fighter Pilot. Since my GPA is too low to go to Air Force ROTC next year due to the lack of teacher help freshmen, sophomore year, I am going to community college for one year to get a high GPA. And then I will transfer to Washington State University for Air Force ROTC and major in Bachelor of Arts Computer Tech. am going to community college for one year to get a high GPA. And then I will transfer to Washington State University for Air Force ROTC and major in Bachelor of Arts Computer Tech
So my resume is
-my GPA is 3.2 (chemistry, biology, trigonometry, pre-calculas, honors ntegrated science etc., dropped calculas this year because the teacher refused to help me after school like my catholic college prep school did so I said hell with him, this is back in the crappy public school)
-brown belt in Traditional Tae Kwon Do (for ten years, took 2 separate years off because parents divorce and to focus on studies)
-did Panther Pals, sophomore year (elementary mentoring program through my high school where you have a kid to befriend and help our community
-DECA, sophomore year (business club)
-I work at my dad's restaurant as head cook, 6 months now, planning on working until I go to WSU do you think I have a chance of being a fighter pilot? and doing my major? I WILL do ANYTHING it takes. Thank you.
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Winfred | 4 days ago
Becoming a fighter pilot is difficult and very competitive. I think you have a good plan, but you are going to have to make yourself stand out in college. First of all, make sure your grades are at the top of your class, not to be mean, but a 3.2 won't get you there. High School is tough and it sounds like you got bounced around a little bit, put that behind you and focus your energy on college.
Getting good grades is the most important, but you also have to make yourself stand out among other applicants who have good grades. Do that with extra curricular activities, either school sponsored or as a volunteer in the community, just make sure that it is all documented and verifiable. You have to convince the Air Force that you can handle the stress of pilot school, and that you have the character to make a good officer. Lastly, I would recommend you find a person who is either an active duty pilot, or was a pilot, and talk with them and ask them their advice and let them mentor you through the process. If you know someone great, if not, talk to friends and family members, or even talk to someone at the recruiting station. Most people are eager to help others with their career and a good word can be all the difference. If it comes down to you and another applicant and you are equally matched, the good word, and letter of recommendation from someone who has done the job could be the difference.
It sounds like you have the work ethic and dedication, now it is just a matter of getting the Air Force to realize that. One last thing, stay out of trouble! Even too many parking tickets can derail your plans. This was a long winded response but I hope it helps, and I hope you make it. Good luck!!!
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You should have told me all this in your last posting.
You will have a hard time making it in college unless you seek out help in all studies where you are weak. Do not wait until you get your quarter grades. If you see that any course is going hard then get tutoring.
Usually one needs a 3.8 - 4.0 GPA to be really competitive with ROTC. Don't get involved with too many outside activities that will take up your study time. Even in community college you will need to study hard!
Maybe 2 hours a night for each class. And, on weekends, study 8 hours a day - break it up during the day.
Will you make it to pilot training? No one can tell now. It is up to your and your determination. Even if you make pilot selection you can not be guaranteed that you will be a fighter pilot. Don't dwell on "glamour flying." Top Gun and Iron Eagle were only fantasy, fiction movies!!!!!
If you pass pilot selection and training AF will decide what you fly: Bombers, Tankers, Cargo, Helicopters, General Purpose Aircraft, and maybe fighters!!!
Just being able to "fly" should be good enough. Even being a Navigator is flying, too!
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret.)
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You need a few things. . . You need a SPOTLESS background. The Department of Personnel Management will be running a VERY detailed background check on you. You need a Bachelor's Degree, since you will need to be commissioned as an officer before they train you to fly any aircraft.
If you have ANYTHING you are considering hiding during the process of applying for flight school, DON'T. Any omissions or oversights will be caught, and you will be turned down. Juvenile offenses that are sealed/expunged, EVERYTHING needs to be disclosed.
You will be required to pass knowledge and psychological tests, as well as rigorous physical tests. They aren't looking for reasons to take you as a Pilot Candidate, they are looking for reasons to disqualify you. That's their job, and the nature of the beast.
You will be required to complete Officer Training before you go to any flight schools, this can be ROTC, a military academy (U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, or the Air Force Academy), or OCS.
Your vision has to be PERFECT. In the past, Pilots had to have better than 20/20 vision in both eyes, uncorrected, and pilots could not have LASIK. I believe that has been changed, and now they allow LASIK, but there are some restrictions.
Best way to find out if you have what it takes is to talk to the leadership of the ROTC program you intend to join at WSU, they will be able to give you FAR better advice than a random person on the internet.
Best of luck!
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in case you go with to be a destiny (fighter) pilot - some suggestion - the actuality which you somewhat choose to be a pilot because of fact that age 5 is... beside the point - desirous to be a pilot at age 5, 10 or 15 makes no distinction - examine the minimum age for FAA certificates - deepest Pilot is age 17... Flying RC airplanes and FSX laptop video games is the two beside the point - those kinds of issues are infantile issues - you may desire to instead think of roughly demonstrating adulthood - My basically suggestion, be precise of you type - attempt to get to the AF Academy - awesome training is the 1st step in the direction of flying as a pilot - Flight training is to be began as prescribed via USAF training standards - Flying at 15, sixteen or 17 of age in a CAP Cessna won't make you "extra suitable" -
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Honestly, probably not at first. Fighter pilot slots are some of the most competitive and Air Force Academy graduates usually get to chose before AF ROTC. You may be able to do something else in the Air Force for a little while, and then apply for training to become a fighter pilot later if you do well.
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But you could join like navy or army aviation. And i know its really hard to be an airforce pilot. You get all these tough physical requirements not like working out but like health requirements and then all these mental tests.. then all sorts of crap its tough