Pilot Training

Army Flight School

So you did it. You decided whether you’d be a RLO or a WO, you decided which route to take to get there, you earned a flight slot and you moved yourself (and whatever loved ones you bring with you) down to Ft. Rucker in L.A. That’s Lower Alabama, in case you confused it with …

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Where Do You Start?

So now you know the different paths you can take to become an Army Aviator. And although figuring out how to join the club isn’t exactly as difficult as finding Narnia, the next logical thing you’d like to know more about is the different gateways to accomplish that goal. Luckily for you, Army Aviation is …

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Dear Baby Pilots

Dear Baby Pilots, At least a couple times a month I see someone post a variation of the following question, either here on TPN, or on one of the other aviation career groups I follow: “How can I build hours without having to ________ ?” (be a CFI, fly nights, work for peanuts, move somewhere …

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Inter-Service Transfer

by Eddie, future USAFR pilot and always Marine “This is Major Smith, I’m calling to inform you that we would like to have you in our squadron.”  It was one of the best days I’ve ever had in my life. However, receiving a pilot slot in the Air Force Reserve as an active duty Marine …

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