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What college degrees are needed to become a AF or Navy pilot? what kinds of pilots are there?

im thinking of joining navy/AF after college and i would love to be able to fly a plane. what do i need to become a pilot? what kind of math do they do? which branch is it easier to be a pilot in? (im guessing AF since ive heard its very complicated to land a plane on a boat.. in the middle of no night ..."navy")

ooo and what if i attend a community college?? will that hurt my career??????

thanks for that help....


oo and i forgot to mention that i have poor eye-sight....i wear glasses but i heard somewhere that either branch would pay for eye-surgery?? is that true or should i give up the entire idea??

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    While the regulations only say you must have a 4 yr college degree they do not state what the degree should be in; nor where the degree is from.

    However, when there are more applicants for the pilot training slots than there are slots available those with engineering, and scientific degrees are more likely to be selected.

    There are also physical (height, weight, & vision) requirements that must be met.

    Please, talk with a recruiter who can give you up to date information on what the Air Force is currently looking for.

  • Joe E
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Well to be a pilot, you need to be an officer. To be an officer, you need a bachelors degree. Also, eyesight is a major factor. But I think you can still fly certain aircraft without 20/20 vision (like cargo aircraft, ect.)

  • 5 years ago

    No,now go back to American idol,the voice,and glee.

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