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  • Leaving army aviation to pursue AF pilot career.

    Posted by Nova6 on November 21, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Any thing that I can do to make myself standout and better prepared to compete for a pilot slot while, I’m attending college, I’m a crew member leaving from the chinook airframe to go Air Force

    HotWheels replied 1 month, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • SwollenOstrich

    December 17, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    I actually made an account to comment after seeing your post; I did a similar route and had 0 issues. There’s a lot of bad information out there, especially some rumors that commissioning into the AF as prior service is difficult/impossible etc.

    Take your tests, work towards your PPL, and send out the interviews. That’s all there is to it!

  • HotWheels

    December 28, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    Hello. I too am considering leaving Army Aviation to persue the airforce. My question is, does being a rated rotary wing pilot in the Army help me stand out against the competition when dropping an application? Or do the units only care about test scores?

    Also, I understand there can be hundreds of applicants for positions, what else can I do to stand out? Higher education? More fixed wing experience? Thanks in advanced!

    • Coma

      December 28, 2023 at 11:58 pm

      That was the route I took. Completed command, started applying and made the jump. It’s a LONG, complicated and often times frustrating road, but it’s doable. I highly suggest setting up a general strategy session with me to discuss the best route forward! Best of luck!

      • HotWheels

        December 29, 2023 at 8:59 am

        Thats awesome, thanks! I sent you a message.

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