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Any "high school-to-flight school" applicants that are were selected wanna give some advice?


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#1 BMS

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 15:13

Currently a senior in high school, I recently started on my WOFT packet with my recruiter and got a few questions relating to high school applicants. 

  1. What kinds of experience and skills did you put in your "Why I Want to Be an Army Aviator" essay? I see all these essays by prior service dudes with references to their experience and knowledge of aircraft firsthand and command positions to show leadership. While I don't really have experience leading anyone outside of school projects for class.
  2. The requirements say 18, but is it possible to get selected at 17 or will the board immediately pass my packet off? I ask this because my graduation is in June 2018, but I don't turn 18 till Oct 2018.
  3. And lastly, if my packet takes a while to process and passes my ASVAB score's expiration date as it also expires Oct 2018 will I have to retake it even though I submitted it while it was valid?

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 21:54

I talked about projects I had led for student government and Cross Country, along with losing weight to get where I am, etc. I made mine a little too personal I believe. What I read on here makes my essay look like a pile, but the people I interviewed with for LOR`s thought my essay was great, so I kept it the way it was.

 

I was 17 for most of the process and it wasn't a problem at all. My recruiter did not ever mention it, but it may be because they just did not know. The website says you have to be 18 when you enlist but it also says High School Senior could apply. I would just ask your recruiter. I did my flight physical at 17, part 2 was on my 18th birthday actually. 

 

I also took my ASVAB Junior year, but I only cut it close by 2 months. Worse case scenario, you might have to take it again. 

 

PM me I'd be glad to help. I was just selected on the September board and graduated in May of this year. 



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:42

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 22:43

 

Currently a senior in high school, I recently started on my WOFT packet with my recruiter and got a few questions relating to high school applicants. 

  1. What kinds of experience and skills did you put in your "Why I Want to Be an Army Aviator" essay? I see all these essays by prior service dudes with references to their experience and knowledge of aircraft firsthand and command positions to show leadership. While I don't really have experience leading anyone outside of school projects for class.
  2. The requirements say 18, but is it possible to get selected at 17 or will the board immediately pass my packet off? I ask this because my graduation is in June 2018, but I don't turn 18 till Oct 2018.
  3. And lastly, if my packet takes a while to process and passes my ASVAB score's expiration date as it also expires Oct 2018 will I have to retake it even though I submitted it while it was valid?

 

 

I'm high school to flight school, now at a line unit.

 

1. Show that you are active in community service, if you aren't, get involved. Participating in multiple sports and clubs helps considerably in your packet. Doing nothing but getting good grades won't cut it. The leadership experience comes from those two areas. 

 

2. USAREC enlistment program procedures says "Be at least 18 years old at the time of RA Enlistment and not passed 33rd birthday at the time of selection. Age waivers will be considered on a case by case basis." 

I also did my flight physical while I was seventeen, I really had no issues being younger then 18 when I applied. 

 

3.There's a chance you would have to take it again if you pass the expiration date. 

 

PM me if you have any further questions.






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