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Old 11-14-2006, 08:34 PM
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i just paid 8$ to see my ACT test scores, i was sweating it soo much i couldnt sleep last night.. i scored a 23/36 ... which is good enough to get 75% of college covered at any state school and/or 100% of community college(i plan on doing 2 years at CC then transfer to a state school now).. screw the navy screw it ... ill get my degree and join the air force and do what ive always wanted to do... bomb some frign foreign country

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Old 11-14-2006, 08:38 PM
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Good for you! I always thought being a bomber pilot would be fun...until the SAM's start going past!
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:32 AM
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Why don't you do both? Get accepted in the Air Force Academy!
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:05 AM
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Why don't you do both? Get accepted in the Air Force Academy!
its too late.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:14 AM
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Hey, I can recommend the the Air Natn'l Guard. Check out your local units and see if anything interests you. If you want to fly, do yourself a favor and learn a little a/c maintenance first. The best pilots are prior enlisted! You'll have a much better appreciation for the airplane if you have wrenched on one before, and the Air Guard treats you VERY well. Ask about "Kicker" career fields -- you can get more than $1k/month in GI Bill money for full-time college enrollment (plus your monthly drill pay). I have been to Alaska, HI, France, Guam, and several parts of the CONUS, and have turned down trips to Turkey, Denmark, and Germany as my schedule wouldn't allow me to leave at the times they came up. It's a good life, they treat you well, and you'll gain some amazing life experience. Plus, you might find a full-time flying job with your unit and get an officer's slot that way!

If you want a more gung-ho job, try Forward Air Controller. Those guys deploy with the Army.

Good luck, and congrats on the ACT scores!

EDIT: don't hold me to the Kicker dollar figures... mine were about $900/mo 5 years ago, and I have heard it's up from that, but that's rumor. Either way, it's a good deal!
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:25 AM
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Hey, I can recommend the the Air Natn'l Guard. Check out your local units and see if anything interests you. If you want to fly, do yourself a favor and learn a little a/c maintenance first. The best pilots are prior enlisted! You'll have a much better appreciation for the airplane if you have wrenched on one before, and the Air Guard treats you VERY well. Ask about "Kicker" career fields -- you can get more than $1k/month in GI Bill money for full-time college enrollment (plus your monthly drill pay). I have been to Alaska, HI, France, Guam, and several parts of the CONUS, and have turned down trips to Turkey, Denmark, and Germany as my schedule wouldn't allow me to leave at the times they came up. It's a good life, they treat you well, and you'll gain some amazing life experience. Plus, you might find a full-time flying job with your unit and get an officer's slot that way!

If you want a more gung-ho job, try Forward Air Controller. Those guys deploy with the Army.

Good luck, and congrats on the ACT scores!
One of the outside salesman here just retired from the Air Guard and told me it was one of the best things he ever did. I think for his weekend a month and 2 weeks a year for 20 got him a pension of $800 per month plus some medical benefits. I know another guy who flies a helicopter for Suffolk County PD who trained in the Air Guard. Even though law enforcement jobs in Florida are not known for high salaries, I would think a pilot would make good money anywhere, and a civil service job will let you off for your guard duty.

If you really want to fly there are several good airschools in Florida. Embry Riddle and Florida International have degrees in aviation and Comair has it's school in Sanford. Even though starting salaries have gone down, demand is strong for pilots. I had a buddy who went to Comair, then got a job with UPS flying in the second seat fairly quickly.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:32 AM
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Good Job

I was in Air Force from 1980-84. I was on a KC-135 crew (gas station in the sky). You will enjoy the Air Force since service ppl around multi-million dollar equipment are treated very nicely. The base facilities are immaculate and the food is outta this world good. We had 4 chow times ranging from breakfast to midnight chow. We didnt have rifles and we only ran one mile once a year...LOL

All Air Force recruits, whether enlisted or commissioned, are trained at Lackland AFB, in San Antonio, Texas. This means try to take basic training during cooler times.

During training, keep a low profile and dont volunteer for anything at anytime. When you get outta basic, the real Air Force will be quite different than you perceived it to be in basic....and thats good.

If you are on a flight crew, there will be the training exercises (RED FLAG) and the TDY (temporary duty stations) will keep you from becoming bored. Very positive experience. Good Luck

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