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Thanks for the input guys! Still doing some research, but if I were to go to school to fly I would be looking at $40,000+ of flight fees!!! Looks like military will be my best bet if I decide to stay will aviation.

I have a very strong feeling I will be joining. Now just need to figure out how to break it to my mom. She is terrified of the thought of me flying. She grew up around planes. Her brother, my uncle, was killed in a plane crash as he was practicing for an upcoming airshow. She has witnessed countless crashes at airshows or while working on airstrips. She may not be too happy lol
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ROTC scholarship or BDCP (Bachlor Degree Completion Program) are 2 great programs that will pay for college. Good luck with the research.
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Dillon,

You don't need to join to be a pilot. Especially in the USAF. I have been an enlisted Airman for 17+ years now and know of several enlisted personnel who have received their private pilot's license and one of them is going for his commercial. Right now, you can have the government help pay for your pilot's license.

If you REALLY want to be around aircraft and not be a "ground pounder", you can sign up as a loadmaster or flying crew chief and be almost guaranteed to fly as often as you like (especially given the current worldwide events). Loadmasters and flying crew chiefs are currently in great demand. Great monetary benefits as well as experiences going to all kinds of different countries/customs/cultures.

All the comments above are geared towards AMC (Air Mobility Command). The pilots who fly heavies have a easier time transitioning to commercial aircraft (i.e., airliners).

The last thing I'll say is that if you do join (whatever branch), make sure you understand that you CAN/WILL be deployed. You may be shot at. You may be bombed. You may be away from your family for extended periods of time (1 year+). You WILL be expected to kill the enemy. You WILL be held to a higher standard. You WILL have certain limitations on what you can say or do. You WILL have to listen to and obey those who have authority over you (i.e., your immediate supervisor all the way up to the Commander-in-Chief--a.k.a. The President of the United States). You may die. Join because you want to serve the country first...yourself last.

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You don't need to join to be a pilot. Especially in the USAF. I have been an enlisted Airman for 17+ years now and know of several enlisted personnel who have received their private pilot's license and one of them is going for his commercial. Right now, you can have the government help pay for your pilot's license.

If you REALLY want to be around aircraft and not be a "ground pounder", you can sign up as a loadmaster or flying crew chief and be almost guaranteed to fly as often as you like (especially given the current worldwide events). Loadmasters and flying crew chiefs are currently in great demand. Great monetary benefits as well as experiences going to all kinds of different countries/customs/cultures.

All the comments above are geared towards AMC (Air Mobility Command). The pilots who fly heavies have a easier time transitioning to commercial aircraft (i.e., airliners).

The last thing I'll say is that if you do join (whatever branch), make sure you understand that you CAN/WILL be deployed. You may be shot at. You may be bombed. You may be away from your family for extended periods of time (1 year+). You WILL be expected to kill the enemy. You WILL be held to a higher standard. You WILL have certain limitations on what you can say or do. You WILL have to listen to and obey those who have authority over you (i.e., your immediate supervisor all the way up to the Commander-in-Chief--a.k.a. The President of the United States). You may die. Join because you want to serve the country first...yourself last.
I understand that, that is why I threw in the fact that I always looked up to soldiers when I was little and always wanted to be one. The only reason I am asking y'all about all of this is because I want to benefit my life after I finish my time serving my country. If I didn't care about what kind of job after I would just join up doing whatever and probably do infantry in the army. BUT I want to fly as a career and it seems like the military will be the best choice for me.
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FYI. My first assignment was Barksdale AFB, LA.
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FYI. My first assignment was Barksdale AFB, LA.
Nice, that's a pretty good ways from me. Bossier City I believe?
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Yup. BUFFs. Amazing they still fly.
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I am the enlisted aircrew member (ARMY), I work with APACHE HELICOPTERS, 15Y. I've seen lots friends who enter as enlisted and put a package to be helicopter pilot (Warrant Officer). I don't think is an easy task to be approved for flight school but isn't impossible either. To be a Warrant Officer you don't need any college, but need a high score on the ASVAB test.
I enjoy my time around helicopters but never thought about flight them, but u can enter as an officer but you going to need college, talk with a recruiter about it.
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like Secition VIII was saying, you dont need to be a pilot to start flying. i've been an avionics tech in the AF for almost 11 years and a bunch of my friends have got their pilots license as enlisted. they have aero clubs on pretty much every base and ground school is paid for. quite a few of them are now getting commisioned to be pilots. and if for some reason you dont get an active slot as a pilot down the road, you can cross over to guard or reserve. had a friend do that too and is flying F-16's now. i think working on the jets while youre getting your qualifications really help out full learn everything you can about aviation. and i suggest looking to be a fighter pilot...i got a ride in an F-15 and DAMN!!! all rollercoasters are ruined now. lol
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Former Navy air intercept controller here- I think you're making a great decision that you'll look back on with pride. My son is currently deployed aboard the Stennis- 3rd generation military.

I remember fondly our conversation in high school- and the advice I gave him is the same I pass on to you:

"Hate it or love it, you can't buy the memories you create during a military career."

My advice- become a real pilot and learn to land on a moving postage stamp called a carrier!
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