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    Posted by Aearly on October 27, 2023 at 1:22 am

    (Just got this app so I’m not familiar with how this platform works)

    I’m currently in flight school working on my commercial rating and trying to finish my degree while also in the reserves. Im 5 years into an 6 year contract, im only 23 and I have my eye set on trying to become a pilot in the AF, preferably a fighter but I would be content with whatever I land with. What is the best way to route to commission or get my foot in the door and try and get a flight slot without separating from the reserves while ultimately still achieving my goal?

    Snip replied 8 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Snip

    October 28, 2023 at 7:22 pm
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    Sounds like you’re doing everything you can at this time. Focusing on your GPA, flying and being a stand-out student and airman is key. Well-rounded pilot candidates demonstrate an ability to rise to the top of whatever organizations they are involved in. Also, if you haven’t already started making connections at your AFRES unit, now’s the time! Find pilot mentors in the wing – I’m assuming you are in a flying wing (not always the case). If not, there should still be folks who can help guide you towards your goal.

    As far as your enlisted contract goes, that should not be a factor for transitioning to the officer/pilot side.

    Good luck – if you want more specific guidance to your situation, a BogiDope 1-on-1 General Strategy Session might be beneficial for ya.



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