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Old 01-02-2015, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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FWIW- I used to sit on the WOFT Boards at the recruiting battalion level. If you are not selected the first time, compete again. Also, ask the recruiter if it still holds true that competing earlier in the FY versus the end of the FY is still advantageous. It was when I was in USAREC 10 years ago- recruiting is done FY to FY so come October 1, USAREC a is at "0" for accomplishing its mission. Later in the FY (JUL-SEP) they are closing in on attaining their yearly mission (quota) and selection rates reflected that.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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Thank you all for your input.
I was debating to also apply for Army Aviation Officer as well. My friend tells me that Army Officers do not fly as much but pay is greater especially as O-1E status.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Dirty Curry, NM
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I was reading through all their checklists and just wish I got all of this under control earlier. Even if I do drop the 80 lbs and fix my eyes, I'll be 35/36 by then and have missed the boat.
Looks like I'll have to apply that to the civilian, piston programs.
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Before one commits to years of service, with or without the jobs they want, it would be wise to know what you are
getting into. You may or may not qualify/complete military flight training.

My suggestion would be, take fixed wing flying lessons, including a few dozen hours solo/instrument time to be sure
you can do the job.

At one time, certified pilots were directly commissioned/warranted into the Army. The Army "knew" what they had; a
proven commodity.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:02 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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My suggestion would be, take fixed wing flying lessons, including a few dozen hours solo/instrument time to be sure
you can do the job.
What's your estimate of that cost at todays rates? My wife and I are civilian rated pilots. The military will figure out if you are qualified to be trained as a pilot.

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At one time, certified pilots were directly commissioned/warranted into the Army. The Army "knew" what they had; a
proven commodity.
Those days are long gone.
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