Flying jets for the airforce?
Hey i'm 14 and a freshman in highschool and was wondering how to join the airforce to fly jets like F-15, F16, F-22 ect.
I read a little and some things i can do to help get accepted into schools are JORTC, School Sports, Boy Scouts (I don't know if i could get Eagle in time but my friend got his in three years so there's a chance) And i don't know about flight training but i talked to my mom about it (She says it could cost thousands so if there's an alternative than ill go for it), i have at least a 3.6 GPA but next semester ill be in honors so it will go up, i dont drink or smoke, i could do community service if it would help, and sunny point (The biggest military terminal in the world!) is near my house so if i could do things there then it would be great. Some guys from there came to my elementary school and i got the best time/scores on this flight simulator, chances are they did not record that but hey anything could help.
I live on the coast of NC so if any schools are around then that would be good.
- TomLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Each year the Air Force Academy allots 500 flight school slots to the approximately 1,000 2nd Lieutenants commissioning at the Air Force Academy and 500 Flight school slots the the 2,200 2nd Lieutenants commissioning through Afrotc. Since only around 60% of cadets are pilot qualified and not all Cadets want to be pilots, for most years almost any Academy Cadet who is pilot qualified and wants a flight school slot gets one. For Afrotc Cadets, attaining a flight school slot can be quite competitive.
Also worth mentioning that around one third of Ensigns commissioning at the Naval Academy go on to flight school to become Pilots and 10% to be Naval Flight Officers and 40% of Marine 2nd Lieutenants commissioning at the Academy go on to flight school to become pilots. USAF is 99% fixed wing; USN is 75% fixed wing; USMC is 45% fixed wing.
Flight training is not necessary and neither are Boy Scouts, CAP, Jrotc, Sea Cadets etc. Flight training is available through CAP. If you had joined at twelve and were well on your way to Eagle Scout or Billy Mitchell(CAP) etc or started Jrotc this Fall then great, but at this point it is probably better to concentrate on school based athletic and non athletic extracurricular activities. The Air Force Academy only considers the extracurricular record from Sophomore year. If there is a Fall sport you think you might want to join next fall and can still join in progress this fall, then do so. At some schools it is fairly easy to join freshmen and JV teams during the season. Be sure to join at least one sport this year as well as one main stream non athletic activity that you would like to be involved in throughout high school and can earn a leadership position. For highly selective colleges, the traditional leadership positions are student body president, school newspaper editor, yearbook editor, athletic team captain. Around 2/3 of each service academy class were athletic team captains, so that kind of indicates their priority. The Air Force Academy website offers outstanding advice to students prepping for a service academy, rotc scholarship or any highly selective university. Open all links to the left of the dialog box. Be sure to open the "Leadership Preparation" link and read it carefully."
The selection process is nearly identical at the Air Force Academy, West Point, and the Naval Academy, so, whatever is stated on one service academy website or in its catalog with regard to admissions, course selection etc generally holds for the others. If you read the following answer and open the links it should help to explain the selection process and the path to an appointment:
Usafa begins accepting applications from high school juniors for its summer seminar at midnight on Dec 1.
West Point SLS begins accepting applications from high school juniors in mid December.
Usna on Feb 1. Uscga AIM in February. Usna's is the largest accepting 2250, Usafa Summer Seminar accepts 1125 and West Point SLS 1,000.
Listen to what Colonel Batchelder indicates SLS seeks in applicants:
A good idea to have competitive Sat or Act scores by December 1 of Junior year when the Air Force Academy begins accepting pre-candidate questionnaires from potential candidates applying for the Summer Seminar. The Psat Math section tests Algebra 1 and Geometry and is only offered once each fall. The Sat Math section tests Alg 1 and 2 and Geometry. The Act Math section tests Alg 1 and 2, Geometry and Trigonometry. The Sat should be taken the first time, the spring of the year taking Algebra 2. Helpful to take an Act that offers TIR.
For colleges that require them, schedule Sat Subject tests to coincide with the AP or Final Exam in the class. An extracurricular reading program, looking up unknown words in a dictionary will help with Cr scores, even as little as twenty minutes a day.
Good description of Afrotc:
The military considers that the primary goal should be to serve as an officer regardless of service branch or commissioning source. Applying to more than one commissioning program tends to strengthen each application.
- vailLv 44 years ago
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- ArchangelLv 79 years ago
You need a college degree before you can do anything. This was easier than trying to answer you. There is no guarantee you will get fighters even if accepted to pilot training. You have to be the best of the best to get fighters.
- 9 years ago
Take flight lessons at a airport near you not a big airport like JFK but a small one. And try going into jortc