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Old 09-27-2011, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ganggreennation View Post
You're best bet to becoming a military pilot is the Marine Corps. I commissioned as a 2nd Lt. this past July after attending OCS during my summers in college. The Marine Corps offers three contracts to candidates attending OCS. Ground, Law, and Air. As long as you pass an aptitude test and a flight physical you can recieve a guaranteed air contract which is what I have. As far as i know this is the only "guarantee" you will have in the military that you will be flying, but keep in mind there really are no guarantees. Just make sure your eyes are perfect and you have no other health issues otherwise you might not be qualified for an air contract.
It's the same for OCS guys in the Navy too. I took the test, submitted my application and was guaranteed a flight school spot. I was under no obligation until I heard back and signed my contract. ROTC and Academy folks pick their warfare area the summer going into their senior year.
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