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Old 12-07-2011, 10:49 PM #1
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Im going into the military to become a helicopter pilot for the US Army when i graduate high school. I know they have a warrant officer program right after high school that you can go into after BCT, but i was thinking it would be more worth while to go to college and ROTC and become a commissioned officer and go to flight school from there because of 1: I still get to do what i want, which is serve my country and fly; 2, i get a college degree; and 3, i get payed more for doing the same thing. Anyone that is a pilot for the Army, can you guys help me out and let me know if you think it would be better to go to college first and ROTC or enlist out of high school?
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:12 PM #2
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I'm pretty sure the only way to guarantee a flying gig is to be a warrant. and if you were to go to college and become an O you won't get to spend your entire career in the cockpit.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:31 AM #3
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im going through the process of applying for WO school for aviation right now, and what NE said is pretty much true. Officers have to do certain things during their career, its not all going to be in aviation. you will be branched out and have to do other jobs in the army. But if you just want to get through flight school and do your time as a pilot and move on ROTC is the way to go. If you want to fly for the rest of your time, WO is the way....at least from what i was told
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:02 PM #4
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I would be surprised if the high school to WO program still exists, might want to check with a recruiter. When I was working they never had it open and were constantly talking about it being on the chopping block.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:39 PM #5
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If you want to fly go WO. Officers don't get to pick their branch so you could end up a supply officer or some other ****ty job.... and even if you did get to fly the commissioned officers don't fly as much as the WOs.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:57 PM #6
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If you want to fly go WO. Officers don't get to pick their branch so you could end up a supply officer or some other ****ty job.... and even if you did get to fly the commissioned officers don't fly as much as the WOs.
Some officers do get to pick which field they go into. I forget the names of the different officer groups though.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:59 PM #10
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so what you guys are saying that im not guaranteed to fly even if i become a CO?
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:09 PM #11
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:22 PM #12
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so what you guys are saying that im not guaranteed to fly even if i become a CO?
Yes, the aviation slots are very competitive... and even if you get one you won't get nearly as many hours as a WO. If you want to fly go WO. Or you could get a commission in the Navy or Marines and fly for them since they don't have WO pilots.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:29 AM #14
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Most our pilots in USAF come from the acedemy
And i don't think u pick your aircraft.

We don't have many helos
I work on em and they fly non stop but very hard to become a pilot for em

And co become deskflyers normally
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:32 AM #15
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Yes, the aviation slots are very competitive... and even if you get one you won't get nearly as many hours as a WO. If you want to fly go WO. Or you could get a commission in the Navy or Marines and fly for them since they don't have WO pilots.
thats what i was thinking. i found out the army doesnt have a chopper i desire to fly
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:57 PM #16
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thats what i was thinking. i found out the army doesnt have a chopper i desire to fly
Blasphemy, who wouldn't want to fly a kiowa or an MH/AH-6?
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:00 PM #17
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thats what i was thinking. i found out the army doesnt have a chopper i desire to fly
Dunno what you're looking to get out of the military then, seeing how the army flies most of them.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:09 PM #18
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Yeah wtf kind of helo do you want to fly that the Army doesn't have....
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:18 PM #19
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You could always fly for the Coast Guard, if the Army doesn't have what you want then you probably want the CG then.
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Same thing is a blackhawk, but with different electronics. I'd put the boys in SOAR up against any other branch.
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