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Old 09-11-2008, 04:04 AM #1
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What does it take to become a pilot in the Navy

Hey guys, I just enlisted in the Navy, my MOS is AV (avionics) Aside from the 4 years of school and a bachelor's degree, what does it take to become a pilot. I heard you have to apply and they have to pick you, is it really really tough to be picked? I just hate the idea of studying to become a pilot with this as my goal and then not making it. Thoughts?
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:12 AM #2
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I think its something like 1% of people that want to fly ever get to fly.
You can apply for BOOST, which is how most of my friends have gone officer after enlisted.. or STA 21, seaman to admiral. Here's the link to the requirements:
https://www.sta-21.navy.mil/
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:13 AM #3
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IF you do get picked, you're committed for at least 8 years. just fyi in case you thought you could fly for a couple years and then get out.
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:54 AM #4
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From my NAVY pilot brother, from what I can remember:

Physics and math scores in college.

High ASVAB (?)

Flight school will decide where you go. Top of class will get jet fighters and then goes down the list. My bro was #2 I think. He's now an instructor pilot after doing a few tours.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:09 PM #5
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Whats a "high asvab" score? I got an 87, lol.
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:20 AM #6
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Whats a "high asvab" score? I got an 87, lol.
Its out of 99

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Old 09-13-2008, 06:45 AM #7
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Whats a "high asvab" score? I got an 87, lol.
My bro gets back Sunday. If you really want to know the deal shoot me a PM to remind me to ask him about his entrance into flight school. He's pretty good about that stuff.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:33 AM #8
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and you'll have a better chance of flying if you ask for helos

even though you're a helo pilot you'll still come ere to pensacola to fly T8s which are single engine props
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:44 PM #9
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I got a 94 on my ASVAB. I really thought about being a helicopter pilot for a while. The only thing I did bad on was mechanics..
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:07 PM #10
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I am applying for officer candidate school to be a pilot or a naval flight officer. You either have to go through the academy, or be selected for an officer selection program after you get a degree. I highly doubt you will be able to be a pilot as an enlisted.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:08 PM #11
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I am applying for officer candidate school to be a pilot or a naval flight officer. You either have to go through the academy, or be selected for an officer selection program after you get a degree. I highly doubt you will be able to be a pilot as an enlisted.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:42 PM #12
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I seriously hope so!
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:08 PM #13
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i don't know how it is in the navy but in the air force like 95% of the pilots are either rotc or academy graduates. the other 5% come from ots. there are some guys in my det. that did some active duty and then go out, went into the reserves and started college, joined rotc and are doing it that way.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:16 PM #14
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I am applying for officer candidate school to be a pilot or a naval flight officer. You either have to go through the academy, or be selected for an officer selection program after you get a degree. I highly doubt you will be able to be a pilot as an enlisted.
Not true at all, there are tons of Mustangs that go on to become airdales! Had a buddy that was originally avionics on f18 airframe, graduated college, he's now flying Hornets. My sisters fiancee pretty much did the same thing except he was powerplants on the 18, now hes an nfo.
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:21 PM #15
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Not true at all, there are tons of Mustangs that go on to become airdales! Had a buddy that was originally avionics on f18 airframe, graduated college, he's now flying Hornets. My sisters fiancee pretty much did the same thing except he was powerplants on the 18, now hes an nfo.
sooo what you're saying is they went to college then got accepted into ocs and were commissioned as pilots?
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